Perils of protest: Not only does Catalonia risk leaving the euro, it could could also see FC Barcelona barred from playing in the Spanish league. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Catalonia would be excluded from the European Union if it broke away from Spain, according to opponents of the region’s independence drive. They also (...)

TSB, which already has 4.7 million customers, was spun out of Lloyds last year

Spain’s Banco Sabadell has received approval from Britain’s financial regulators for its £1.7 billion takeover of Britain’s TSB , increasing competit(...)

An announcement that  Central Bank deputy governor Matthew Elderfield is to move to Lloyd’s Banking Group  is understood to be imminent. Photograph: David Sleator

The widely anticipated move of the Central Bank’s deputy governor Matthew Elderfield’s to Lloyd’s Banking Group is expected to be confirmed lat(...)