It is rumoured that the RBS could be ready to sell its stake in Tesco Finance, with a move expected within a few days.
Tesco Finance has RBS holding a 50 percent share of the business, which could be worth up to GBP950 million. This money would come in very handy for RBS, which has had a torrid time recently with the credit crunch denting its finances. This is just one of several sales that RBS appear to moving ahead with in their quest for GBP4 billion of extra money.
The management at Tesco Finance are unperturbed by the suggested sale since they have a very strong business position that would be attractive to any investor.