New Facts about Lloyd Bank Profits
Lloyds Banking Group now has welcomed its return towards full private ownership and it likewise announces its continued commitment in helping Britain Prosper.
The successful delivery of strategy has enabled the group in returning about more than ?21.2 billion to British taxpayers, which repays ?894 million that’s more than the original investment.
The Lloyds Banking Group likewise welcomes the news today that the government sold its remaining stake that returns the group back again to its full private ownership. The sale also returned ?21.2 billion towards the taxpayer and ?894 million more than its initial investment that includes over ?400 million in dividends.
The sale also marks on the successful delivery of the strategy of the group in transforming to a simple, low risked and UK focused retail and commercial bank. Because the government obtained its shares in 2009, the group repaired its balance sheet, reducing cost base, cutting the complexity and international exposure, building and selling TSB and addressed on legacy issues. The group also has returned profitability in 2013 and it has returned in paying dividends in 2014.
Today, the group now is safe, strong and is likewise focused to meeting the changing needs of clients. The group likewise is well placed to helping Britain to actually prosper and that this is considered as the largest digital bank in the UK and considered to be the highest payer of UK tax on its recent PwC Total Tax Contribution Survey for the 100 Group that contributes over ?11 billion since 2010.
In this year, the group confirmed new and ambitious targets as a part of the 2017 Helping Britain Prosper Plan in helping to address pressing issues like housing shortage, lending to SMEs and apprenticeships and on skills. Through going beyond the business as usual activities in empowering people, businesses and communities, the group then believes that it is well positioned in helping Britain Prosper while they create sustainable value on its 2.5 million shareholders.
The main business activities of the group are retail and commercial banking, general insurance and long-term savings, protection and investment. The group also provides different services in various well recognized brands.
If you own a small business, the group likewise will give the finance which you need for you to grow. When you wish to achieve your dream in owning your very first home, they will be able to give you the right mortgage and when you wish to learn and develop your career, they also will help you through the apprenticeship opportunities that they will provide by 2020 across the UK. There actually are five areas on focusing that have been identified as the biggest social and economic challenges that the group may respond that includes develop new environmental targets.