BANK stocks led a surge for the FTSE 100 Index after new standards on financial health from the Bank of England were met with relief by lenders.
ANDREW Thorburn, the new chief executive of National Australia Bank, is already helping ensure the institution's top brass retains its richly-deserved reputation for bluntness when it comes to its Glasgow-based Clydesdale operation.
HUNDREDS of Scottish jobs are at risk after state-backed Lloyds banking group confirmed plans to shed 9,000 jobs across the UK.
The FTSE 100 Index was in positive territory despite banking sector falls from Standard Chartered and Lloyds Banking Group.
SOME analysts believe long suffering investors in Lloyds Banking Group will have to wait even longer for dividends to resume.