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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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March 26, 2015
07:18 EDTLYGU.K. lowers stake in Lloyds Banking by 1%, WSJ reports
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March 20, 2015
06:21 EDTLYGLloyds Banking confirms sale of shares to Sabadel
Lloyds Banking notes the announcement by TSB Banking in relation to the agreed terms of the recommended cash offer for TSB Banking by Banco de Sabadell, pursuant to which Sabadell will acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of TSB. The Group has agreed to sell a 9.99% interest in TSB to Sabadell, and the Group has entered into an irrevocable undertaking to accept the Offer in respect of its entire remaining 40.01% shareholding in TSB. Under the terms of the Offer, TSB Banking Group plc shareholders will receive 340 pence per share in cash for each TSB share, which values the entire issued share capital of TSB at approximately GBP 1.7B. Reference Link
05:57 EDTLYGLloyds to sell 50% stake in TSB to Sabadell, Financial Times reports
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March 16, 2015
14:08 EDTLYGEU regulator says time for fine-tuning, Reuters says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision believes the necessary bank regulatory framework is in place though some additional work must be done to finalize leverage ratio and capital floor rules, Reuters reported yesterday, citing statements by secretary-general William Coen at a financial conference in Doha. Coen added, "We're now at the state where we can take a step back and look to see how [the regulations] fit together," cautioning that further analysis must be data-driven but admitting that both banks and regulatory bodies were feeling "regulation fatigue." Publicly traded companies in the space include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), RBS (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link

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