UK customers escape bank levy

Around 15,000 savers in the UK arm of stricken Cypriot bank Laiki will see their deposits protected under British rules and will escape the Cyprus banking levy.

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Talks ongoing for partial reopening of Cyprus banks

Talks are going on this afternoon between government ministers, the Cyprus Central Bank and the European Central Bank (ECB) over the reopening of banks tomorrow.

Ministers are hopeful there will be a partial reopening, possibly for a few hours, for some services.

There will be some capital restrictions, though ITV News understands the ECB is being much more flexible on terms now a deal is done.

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