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November 1, 2012
06:56 EDTLYGLloyds Banking lowers 2012 impairment charge expectations to GBP 6B
Lloyds Banking said it remains confident in achieving its existing guidance, including for the Group banking net interest margin to be around 1.93% for 2012. In addition it now expects the cost base to be close to GBP 10B in 2012, two years ahead of the original plan, a reduction of around GBP 1B since 2010. Lloyds further lowered its guidance for the Groupís full year 2012 impairment charge to approximately GBP 6B, around GBP 1.2B lower than expectations at the beginning of the year. The bank added, "We continue to be successful in achieving reductions that are capital generative. We also expect to reach our long-term loan to deposit ratio target of 100 per cent for the core business in the first quarter of 2013, at the same time as reaching a 120 per cent loan to deposit ratio for the Group. We remain confident of meeting future regulatory capital requirements, and continue to explore with our regulators the benefits of becoming a ring-fenced bank ahead of the regulatory deadline."
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October 24, 2014
08:44 EDTLYGECB draft shows 25 EU banks set to fail stress test, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites a draft ECB document the news service has viewed. Publicly traded EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
October 22, 2014
13:39 EDTLYGLloyds plans 9,000 job cuts over three years, Mark Kleiman says
Mark Kleiman of Sky News said in a tweet that Lloyds will cut 9,000 jobs over three years, or 10% of its workforce. An announcement is expected next week. Reference Link
October 21, 2014
08:18 EDTLYGBasel Committee accelerating work on leverage ratio, FT says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will begin work on the calibration of the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital seen as less vulnerable to manipulation, sooner than previously planned, which suggests the finished rule could be released as soon as 2015 or 2016, which is ahead of the previous target date of 2017, reported Financial Times, citing comments from the secretary-general of the committee, William Coen. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded large EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
October 16, 2014
06:50 EDTLYGEuropean regulator rejects bonus loophole, NY Times says
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October 14, 2014
06:45 EDTLYGData says UK banks paid less than 40% to cover mis-selling, Reuters says
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October 10, 2014
09:13 EDTLYGEBA says EU stress test results to be published October 26
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