The famous Midland Bank griffin will not be roaring back to the British high street, after HSBC announced the new name for its UK retail banking arm would be 'HSBC UK'.
LONDON UK shares were set for their biggest one-day gain in a week on Thursday, with a profit upgrade from airline easyJet and a report of bid interest in the supermarkets sector adding to a global market recovery.
Following the market mayhem of recent weeks, the IMF warns on the effects of China's slowdown as UK growth worries emerge. 11:46, UK, Thursday 03 September 2015.
Co-operative Group's pre-tax profit rose to �36m in the six months to 4 July. Photograph: Getty. Sarah Butler · @whatbutlersaw.
A leading business survey on the performance of services sector on Thursday showed a faster expansion for August 2015, supported by the growth in hospitality and communication industries.