So the name Midland really is staying in the annals of UK retail banking history. HSBC is playing a particularly straight bat in the 'rebranding' of its UK ring-fenced bank by calling it, err.
A bumper summer of holidaymakers heading to the beach helped easyJet raise its full-year profit forecast and offset the UK budget airline's problems earlier this year.
Sterling continued its slide against the dollar on Thursday as a key survey showed an unexpected slowdown in the UK's dominant service sector.
eBay celebrates its 20th birthday on Thursday. One of the web's early darlings survived the dotcom crash and has grown relentlessly since its humble beginnings on September 3, 1995, just days after Windows 95 launched.
The Co-operative Group has said increased investment means profits this year will be lower than in 2014. This is despite the company reporting a pre-tax profit of �36m in the first half of 2015, compared with a loss of �9m a year earlier.