Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown was today urged to send a message to bank bosses at Lloyds that further jobs cuts would be "totally unacceptable"
Search begins for new sponsor of Britain's premier live comedy award
Lloyds shares suffered a further slump today as investors gave a poor reception to the latest rescue that will leave the bank majority owned by the taxpayer.
Small shareholders consider legal action over dilution by Government deal
A £37 billion taxpayer lifeline was thrown to three of the UK's biggest banks today in an attempt to end the sector's turmoil.
Financial doomsday is not around the corner, despite the recent bankruptcy traumas, says James Daley
Rival lenders have criticised the dominant position that Lloyds TSB will enjoy after its £12bn purchase of Halifax Bank of Scotland goes ahead.
The setting was an 18th-century palace. The guests were some of the City's biggest names – and Gordon Brown. The outcome was a deal that stunned the markets. By David Prosser and Andrew Grice