LONDON (Reuters) - Britain still looks on track to outpace other advanced economies this year after rapid growth eased only slightly in the three months to September, but a euro zone slowdown could hamper the recovery in the run-up to next May's election.
THE chief executive of TSB said he wanted the bank to become a �beacon of trust� in a financial services sector that has been tarnished by scandals.
U.K. stocks dropped after a three-day rally after a draft document showed some lenders may fail the European Central Bank's euro-area bank health check.
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The UK has been told it must pay an extra �1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget. It has come at a politically sensitive time, with a meeting of EU leaders underway in Brussels and a UK by-election coming up in Rochester and Strood.