(Repeats story from Tuesday)

* Tepid support for concept but banks will not fund new Remain bid

* Little confidence in political support for sector

* Banks focus instead on meeting IT, market challenges

By Sinead Cruise

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – While Britain debates the merits of a second Brexit referendum, London’s financial centre is steering clear of the argument, resigned to the need to shift some business elsewhere.

Burned by backing the ill-fated Remain campaign three years ago, major global and British banks told Reuters they would shy away from taking a similar position in a new vote, preferring to spend time and money on “future-proofing” their business, including tackling outdated technology and moving into new markets.

A Reuters survey of leadership attitudes