Pressure is growing on the Government to rescue Dunfermline Building Society before mounting fears about the ailing mutual’s financial health lead to a run on the society by its 250,000 depositors.

The Government is expected to intervene within days after a disastrous punt on commercial property left Dunfermline nursing an estimated £26m loss last year. The results are late because auditor Deloitte & Touche has refused to sign them off.

Daily Telegraph