Shares of Royal Bank of Scotland fell in early trading following the departure of group finance director Nathan Bostock after less than three months in the job.
The company already offers mortgage, savings and insurance products, and checking, or current, accounts have been widely anticipated for some time.
Richard Branson's Virgin Group has settled for a minority role in a joint venture bidding to run Britain's East Coast rail route, with long-term partner Stagecoach Group Plc (SGC) taking a controlling stake.
The number of TV commercials for payday loans from companies such as Wonga has rocketed from 11,000 annually to almost 400,000 over three years, new research has found.
Families are spending more on fuel and power than anything else for the first time on record as sky-high gas and electricity prices place an unprecedented squeeze on teh household purse.