Spar has opened discussions with two high street banks to offer banking concessions in stores in rural locations. The discussions are part of the group's Keep it Local campaign designed to fight back against the destruction of local communities. The deal, in the final period of negotiation, will allow nearly all normal banking services to be carried out, except loans and mortgages. l Sainsbury's Bank is trialling personal banking branches at 10 stores. Tesco Personal Finance has pulled such a trial at 12 stores, saying it did not generate enough business. {{NEWS }}