CMA has announced that it expects to extend the timetable for the retail banking market investigation by up to six months. The statutory deadline for the report is 5 May. CMA explains that its notice of possible remedies, published with its provisional findings in October 2015, has generated significant debate on how best to tackle the identified problems and CMA wants to ensure that there is enough time to hear from interested parties. CMA states that it will decide on the extension and its length by early March, when it will also set out the timetable for publication of the final report and key milestones, including the provisional decision on remedies. (Source: CMA Announces Likely Extension to Retail Banking Investigation)