FTSE 100: Bank shares rise after stress tests
(Close): Banks were the big gainers after they passed the latest stress tests, with Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays closing with gains of more than 3%.
A Bank of England report found that none of the UK seven biggest banks needed to come up with a new capital-strengthening plan.
The FTSE 100 rose 0.62% to 6395.65.
Babcock fell 1.57% after Citi cut its recommendation for the engineering and support services company to "sell".
Outside the top flight, shares in Argos-owner Home Retail Group jumped 3.4%. It followed a Financial Times report that the group's Homebase DIY chain could be sold.