RBS shares rose 2% to 258p, but this remains well below the 502p price on which the taxpayer breaks even for bailing out the bank.
It follows a damning report earlier this month that recommended ditching the proposed Thames crossing. The controversial Garden Bridge project proposed by Joanna Lumley and backed by Boris Johnson has been killed off by London's mayor.
Under-fire Barclays boss Jes Staley made the case to keep his job today as profits soared despite a surprise setback for its investment bank.
Customers of Lloyds Bank, Halifax and NatWest are up in arms after an online glitch saw many lose access to their accounts and payments to disappear.
Couch potatoes everywhere are licking their lips as two High Street giants prepare to enter the crowded market of online food orders for home delivery.