Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday urged majority state-owned bank RBS to show restraint on bonus payments for its executives in the future.

What needs to happen is a sense of restraint which is exactly what the government urged on RBS in the first place, Cameron told reporters in Brussels after a meeting of European leaders.

I think they've got to do a better job, as everybody has, to demonstrate how pay is linked to performance.

(Reporting by Matt Falloon)