Stephen Hester is to step down later this year as chief executive of RBS.
His departure is unexpected - he always said he would see through the plan to sort out the business.
ITN's Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship explains why Stephen Hester's time ran out at RBS.
The man in charge of steering RBS back into private hands - retrieving £45bn of taxpayers cash in the process - is to leave the bank.
RBS chief executive Stephen Hester has announced he is to leave the taxpayer owned bank. But was he forced out or did he jump.