The Government's flagship scheme to get more loans to businesses and households is yet to bear fruit.
Overall lending by the big banks has in fact slumped, according to the latest figures.
Despite the fact that they have been taking advantage of the cheap money on offer from the Bank of England.
More top news
Cooler and showery over the next couple of days with the risk of some thundery downpour
Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins hit out at the broadcaster in a two-page open letter on Wednesday.
The daughter of Russian spy Sergei Skripal says she was shocked to have been poisoned.