HSBC is weighing up floating its UK arm, according to reports, ahead of new rules that demand banks ringfence their retail banking operations.
OneSavings Bank, the bank created out of a rescue deal for Kent Reliance Building Society, is preparing to float on the stock market next year.
Bob Diamond, the controversial former boss of Barclays, is to return to the City with a firm focused on African banking. "Diamond Bob" is hooking up with Africa's youngest billionaire, Ashish Thakkar, chief executive of African holding company Mara Group.
Rail service in the North East are among the worst in the country, with sparse networks making travel inaccessible to many people, according to new figures.
The growth in job vacancies hit the fastest rate in 15 years in November, according to the latest survey from the body that represents recruitment firms.