The bank, which was spun off as a separate business by Lloyds Banking Group in June, said nearly one in 10 new bank account customers in the UK were choosing TSB.
BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese home prices fell for a fifth straight month in September, wiping out gains scored in the past year and raising expectations the government will have to implement more economic support measures to cushion the blow.
Annual profits at Debenhams fell more than 20%, reflecting lower sales during last year's warm winter. Britain's No 2 department store chain said it was cautious about the future, with consumer spending power remaining under pressure.
Pets at Home reported increasing sales in the first half of the year as the VIP Club loyalty card helped repeat business and owners pampered their pets with grooming services.
Pearson, the world's largest education company and owner of the Financial Times, has stuck to to its profit forecast for 2014 despite restructuring costs and headwinds from the strength of sterling for much of the year.