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July 28, 2014
08:38 EDTLYGLloyds agrees to settlements with CFTC, DOJ, FCA over LIBOR rigging charges
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an Order against Lloyds Banking bringing and settling charges for acts of false reporting and attempted manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate for Sterling, U.S. Dollar, and Yen committed by employees of Lloyds TSB and HBOS plc, which was acquired by Lloyds Banking Group in January 2009. The Order finds that, in a few instances, Lloyds TSB was successful in its manipulation of Sterling LIBOR and Yen LIBOR. The CFTC also brought and settled charges that Lloyds TSB, at times, aided and abetted the attempts of derivatives traders at Rabobank to manipulate Yen LIBOR. The Order requires Lloyds Banking Group and Lloyds Bank to pay a $105M civil monetary penalty, cease and desist from their violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, and to adhere to specific undertakings to ensure the integrity of LIBOR submissions in the future. In a related action, the U.S. Department of Justice entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with Lloyds Banking Group, deferring criminal wire fraud charges in exchange for Lloyds Banking Group continuing to cooperate and agreeing to an $86M penalty. In addition, the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority issued a Final Notice regarding its enforcement action against Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland plc and imposed collectively on both firms a penalty of approximately $179M.
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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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