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There's a picture emerging of a nervousness across the finance sector north of the border, after Lloyds and Barclays warned that a vote for Scottish independence may carry risks and costs for them.
There was even talk emerging today of Lloyds and RBS having to move their headquarters south in the event of independence.
That's because it seems there is an old European diktat that says a finance house must be headquartered where most of its customers live - in both those cases, that would be in England.
So that would be bad news potentially for jobs in Scotland, and bad news certainly for the prestige of Edinburgh as a major finance hub.
However, George Osborne has warned in the past of a bloated finance sector that Scotland couldn't support in the event of a financial crisis.
But if their headquarters weren't in Scotland, it wouldn't be their problem - it would be England's.
So as ever on this topic, there's more than one way to look at any of the issues that emerge.
Barclays bank has warned that the upcoming vote on Scottish independence could "affect the group's risk profile" by potentially destabilising financial markets.
Barclays' warning follows concerns expressed by several other financial institutions about the effect of the independence vote, including Lloyds Banking Group, RBS and Standard Life.
Barclays said: "The referenda on Scottish independence in September 2014 and on UK membership of the European Union (expected before 2017) may affect the Group’s risk profile through introducing potentially significant new uncertainties and instability in financial markets."
Barclays said the vote could bring uncertainty "both ahead of the respective dates for these referenda and, depending on the outcomes, after the event".
Scotland's Finance Secretary John Swinney has said the warning by Lloyds Banking Group about the possible "risk" from independence backs up the case for a "formal currency area".
Swinney said: "Scotland has a strong and diverse economy and the point of independence is to win the powers we need to build on those strengths and create a more prosperous and secure economy - which is good for the financial sector and everyone else.
"Lloyd's Banking Group's comments show exactly why our proposals for a formal currency area are the right proposals, why they are in the best interests of business on both sides of the border and why that is what will be implemented by both governments."
Lloyds Banking Group has said that Scottish independence poses "no immediate issues" to its business, after warning that separation could present a "risk" to its operations.
A spokesman for the group said: "Lloyds Banking Group believes that questions about Scotland’s future constitutional position are a matter for the people of Scotland and the UK and Scottish Parliaments.
"There are no immediate issues that will affect Lloyds Banking Group customers either in Scotland or the rest of the UK, particularly as any change in constitutional arrangements are unlikely to come into effect until 2016."
Lloyds Banking Group has warned that Scottish independence poses a potential "risk" to its business.
It listed separation in its annual report as one of the seven key risks in the months ahead.
Pensions and savings firm Standard Life has already issued its own warning about independence, saying it plans to leave Scotland if Scots vote for separation, and "if anything were to threaten" its business.
Lloyds' warning follows similar concerns expressed by RBS that independence poses unknown risks to its business.
The head of the Royal Bank of Scotland has told ITV News there are some unknown risks about Scottish independence.
In its annual report, the bank admitted that such move would be likely to have a "significant" impact on the group's credit rating as well its monetary and regulatory landscape.
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan told ITV News: "We are doing a bit of planning around the 'what ifs' and the 'could be' that could happen."
The Royal Bank of Scotland has highlighted the "political risks" posed by Scottish independence to its business, saying it could "significantly" impact the group's credit ratings.
Comments in its annual results also questioned whether the move would affect Scotland's status in the European Union.
– RBS annual report
During 2013, the focus on the question of potential Scottish independence from the UK has heightened and the Scottish government will be holding a referendum in September 2014.
A vote in favour of Scottish independence would be likely to significantly impact the Group’s credit ratings and could also impact the fiscal, monetary, legal and regulatory landscape to which the Group is subject.
Were Scotland to become independent, it may also affect Scotland’s status in the EU.
Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan has admitted that bonuses were a "highly emotional issue", but avoided questions on whether sums could be clawed back from those who underestimated the difficulties.
– RBS chief executive Ross McEwan
I understand it is a highly emotional issue to see bonuses paid in which we are still losing money.
The issue for me as a pragmatic executive is that I need to be able to pay what it takes to actually get people to do the job for us.
When you look at RBS, we of all banks have been the one who have been pulling the pay and bonus structures down, but I do need to be in the market to get people to do these jobs.
But he warned that his best staff were constantly being "tapped on the shoulder" by other institutions.
He said: "We do see the turnover of good people and I have got to say they are in demand."
Mr McEwan insisted that "no decisions" had been taken over whether the bank would pay packages that would breach the EU's cap on bonuses of 200% of salary.
The Royal Bank of Scotland boss has said that the depth of problems at the bank was still coming as a "shock".
Speaking to Radio 4's Today programme chief executive Ross McEwan said: "I think that people, including executives at the bank, did not realise how big a change process we had to go through to get this bank back into shape."It has been a real shock how much time it is taking to turn it round."
Nick Clegg has told Daybreak a loss-making bank such as the Royal Bank of Scotland "shouldn't be dishing out ever larger amounts in pay and bonuses".
Although the Deputy Prime Minister acknowledged the average amount of bonuses paid out by taxpayer-funded banks has been coming it down, he stressed: "It needs to continue to come down".
Mr Clegg said: "They are entitled to pay their staff what they want when they are standing on their own two feet - at the moment they are not.
"I actually said this to the chairman of NatWest bank recently - as long as you are there because the British public have been generous to keep you in existence, be restrained, be sensible, be responsible".