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Lloyds ready to start talks on resuming dividends as profits rise (FT)

Lloyds Banking Group reached another milestone in its rehabilitation on Thursday when it said it was ready to start discussions with regulators about resuming dividends.

RBS selects McEwan as new chief (FT)

Royal Bank of Scotland is in late-stage discussions with regulators at the Bank of England to appoint insider Ross McEwan as the part-nationalised lender’s new chief executive.

British Gas plans to offer free power on Saturdays (BBC)

British Gas has said it is planning to offer free power on Saturdays to some of its customers.

Living room TV is 'making a comeback', says Ofcom (BBC)

UK families are more likely to watch TV together now than they have been in over a decade, according to a study.

Communications regulator Ofcom said 91% of adults watched their main TV set once a week - up from 88% in 2002 - but their attention may be distracted.