London’s FTSE 100 index rises in early trading, lifted by shares in RBS, Barclays and HSBC.
The FTSE 100 was up 0.27% or 18.5 points at 6,764.46.
Shares in the transport group Go-Ahead were up nearly 5% after it reported results. The company said profit rose 27% to £99.8m, despite troubles at railway operator Southern, which it co-owns.
On the currency markets, the pound was flat against the dollar at £1.3268.
It was also little changed against the euro at €1.1856 (£1.00).