Royal Bank of Scotland's efforts to clean up its image under a new chief executive suffered a blow on Wednesday as the UK regulator exposed a litany of failings in the lender's mortgage business.
Tesco's wounds from the supermarket price war deepened on Wednesday after industry figures showed a 4 per cent fall in quarterly sales at the UK's largest supermarket chain, which last month ousted its chief executive.
British mobile money company Monitise has signed a partnership agreement with IBM in the latest sign that technology groups are pushing further into the lucrative financial services sector.
Foxtons' shares slid by more than 11 per cent on Wednesday after the London estate agency chain forecast a cooling-off in the capital's booming housing market.
Plastic bag use in Northern Ireland has fallen by almost three quarters since a 5p tax was introduced last year, Northern Ireland's Department of the Environment has said.