George Osborne has admitted that he made a mistake in not restructuring the state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010, but said that he would now like to proceed �as quickly as we can to get rid of it� after the general election.
Allegations that British banks colluded to rig a financial rescue scheme during the height of the credit crunch while the Bank of England turned a blind eye are at the centre of a Serious Fraud Office investigation.
Savers who try to treat their pensions like bank accounts from April face rip-off charges that will deprive them of thousands of pounds in retirement, research has found.
The ranks of super-rich people across the globe swelled to 172,850 last year, and London looks set to be overtaken as the chosen home of the wealthy.
Aviva and Friends Life topped the FTSE leaderboard after unveiling better than expected figures ahead of their �5.6billion merger next month.