The Government could take until 2015 to offload the bulk of its stakes in the UK's partly nationalised banks, longer than many fund managers were expecting.
According to the BBC, UK Financial Investments' could take another five years to sell its £40bn investment in RBS, Lloyds and Northern Rock - despite expectations it could recoup the taxpayer money sooner....
What made financial headlines over the weekend?
To promote 'long-term investment'
Switching 'hard and expensive'
Smaller funds still packing a punch