The prices demanded by sellers putting their homes on the market have fallen for the first time this year, in the latest sign that some of the heat is coming out of the UK housing market.
Citigroup agreed to pay $7bn on Monday to settle a federal investigation into the toxic mortgage products the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.
Damning allegations that Barclays cheated and defrauded its customers pushed shares in the besieged bank to their lowest levels in 18 months on Thursday and set back attempts by its boss Antony Jenkins to turn around its troubled reputation.
Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to face shareholder attacks at its annual meeting on Wednesday after paying out £3.4bn in bonuses in the past four years.
Banks across the EU have been put on notice that regulators are preparing fresh guidelines to ensure they do not breach a cap on bonuses.
Ross McEwan, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, received shares on Friday worth almost £1.5m in the bailed-out bank.
Royal Bank of Scotland has become the second major lender to clamp down on large mortgages, announcing it will restrict lending on loans above £500,000 as fears grow that the London property market is entering bubble territory.
The London property market is heading for a "natural correction" with the "frenetic" pace of buying beginning to fade, according to the head of Britain's biggest building society.
Britain's biggest banks and building societies are to be subjected to a report on their behaviour each year by a new independent body that will assess progress on restoring the reputation of the financial services industry.
Antony Jenkins' new big plan for Barclays comes 15 months after he unveiled his last big plan. This suggests either that the first version was wrong or that the financial weather has changed.