10 things we learned this week

The great gold meltdown, package holidays and a new bank IPO.

by Emma Haslett

1. All is not as well as we thought at the murkier end of the high street: pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond has had to melt down its gold reserves to raise emergency cash

2. The package holiday is back

3. Santander is looking into the idea of floating its UK business

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