Among a series of first-quarter results this week, Lloyds is forecast to post a 9 per cent rise in profits to £2.3billion.
Barclays, meanwhile, is expected to record a £500million loss on Thursday, after a £1.4billion settlement with the US Department of Justice over the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
Royal Bank of Scotland will report its figures on Friday, with UBS analysts pencilling in profit of £1.3billion.
Lloyds is forecast to post a 9 per cent rise in profits to £2.3billion this week
A Canadian gaming company is buying Sky’s online bookmaker arm Sky Bet.
The Stars Group is paying around £3.4billion for the firm which is owned 20 per cent by Sky and 71 per cent by CVC Capital Partners.
First-quarter dividends from UK companies rose 7.6 per cent to £16.7billion, boosted by about £1billion from British American Tobacco. About a sixth came from the healthcare sector, including Astrazeneca and Glaxosmithkline.
The boss of B&Q owner Kingfisher was paid £1.7million last year, down from £1.9million the year before. Veronique Laury, 52, saw her bonus slashed from £967,400 to £537,000, after the firm cut maximum awards from 200 per cent to 80 per cent of salary. The board said she was entitled to 72 per cent after meeting targets.
Vaping products firm Supreme Imports is planning to list on the junior AIM stock exchange with a value of between £100million and £150million.
Australian bank Macquarie is reportedly considering selling Calon Energy, which owns three UK gas-fired power stations – Sutton Bridge, in Lincolnshire, and Baglan Bay and Severn Power in South Wales.
Accountancy giant KPMG could face a probe by the Financial Reporting Council over its auditing of Bargain Booze owner Conviviality, which slid into administration this month.
KPMG is already under investigation over its work for bust-builder Carillion, among others.