Lloyds has come under fire for trying to short-change more than one hundred thousand retail investors who helped to keep it afloat during the financial crisis by buying the bank's bonds.
Of course, a five-year share price high at Aviva is not terribly exciting when set against the performance of other non-banking financial giants.
Slowing inflation has confronted European Central Bank policymakers with the risk that they will have to take action to head off deflationary pressures, but better-than-forecast economic data has eased the immediate need to cut interest rates.
Another month and another rise in house prices, which jumped 2.4 per cent in February as the market's recovery continued apace.
WILLIE Walsh, the boss of International Airlines Group (IAG), was paid almost �5m last year as the firm made progress on turning around its Spanish carrier Iberia.