Newcastle Building Society is moving up a gear in its drive to break into new markets after signing a partnership agreement with car giant BMW's financial services arm.
Northern Rock tops the North-East Top 200 rankings for a second year running.
Today we introduce the first three members of the judging panel for The Journal's third Landmark Awards.
Bank bosses have condemned another 31 branches to closure as part of moves being seen as a major blow for many communities.
Newcastle Building Society yesterday revealed plans for a shake-up which will see 100 jobs cut with the closure of more than a third of its branches.
Runners from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland came top in the RAF Cross Country Championships.