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February 24, 2012
05:38 EDTLYGLloyds expects external environment to remain challenging in 2012
Remains confident that medium-term financial targets, as set out in its June 2011 Strategic Review are achievable over time. Lloyds says as anticipated, it now expects the attainment of income related targets, including for other operating income, to be delayed beyond 2014 as a result of the weaker than expected economic outlook. As a consequence, also expects the attainment of its return on equity target to be delayed beyond 2014. Given expectation of further deposit growth, expect to reach medium-term Group loan-to-deposit ratio target of 130% or below by the end of 2012, two years ahead of plan. For 2012, Lloyds expects income to be lower than 2011 given the economic outlook, further non-core asset reductions, subdued demand in the core loan book, higher wholesale funding costs, and interest rates likely to remain at low levels for longer. Also sees full year banking net interest margin to be below 2% in 2012, falling year-on-year by approximately the same amount in 2012 as in 2011, primarily driven by continuing high wholesale funding costs.
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December 18, 2014
06:38 EDTLYGU.K. says to reduce stake in Lloyds Banking, NY Times reports
The British government said it would cut its stake in U.K. bank Lloyds Banking (LYG) by gradually selling shares over the next six months, according to The New York Times. The government could begin selling shares soon, although the process may not kick off until 2015, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
December 17, 2014
13:24 EDTLYGMorgan Stanley gets GBP1 fee to sell stake in Lloyds, WSJ says
Morgan Stanley (MS) has landed a prestigious deal and will collect a fee of GBP1 or $1.57 to sell down a potentially large stake in Lloyds Banking Group (LYG), says the Wall Street Journal. Morgan Stanley has until June 30, 2015 to sell what may amount to GBP3B worth of stock, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
09:50 EDTLYGUK Financial Investments announces intent to sell shares in Lloyds Banking
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December 16, 2014
06:56 EDTLYGRoyal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds fail stress test, NY Times says
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds (LYG) failed a stress test performed by the Bank of England, according to The New York Times. The central bank found that Royal Bank and Lloyds would not have had enough capital to withstand a severe financial shock at the end of last year, the newspaper stated. However, Lloyds has raised enough capital this year to survive the stress test scenario, the newspaper quoted the Bank of England as saying. Reference Link
06:35 EDTLYGBank of England says seven of eight banks pass stress test
The Bank of England said that all but one of the eight banks passed its stress test. The one bank, Co-operative, needs to submit a revised plan to strengthen its balance sheet. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds (LYG) and Co-operative were found to be the most susceptible to a housing crash and spike in unemployment. RBS and Lloyds passed the stress test, however. Both banks need improved capital positions, but have already put in place plans to do so, the central bank's Prudential Regulation Authority stated. Reference Link
December 11, 2014
13:40 EDTLYGEuro zone banks accepted $160B in low interest loans, NY Times says
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