New Facts about Lloyd Bank Profits
The Lloyds Banking Group welcomes again its return to its full private ownership and it also announces its continued commitment to help Britain Prosper.
A successful delivery of strategy has enabled the group in returning more than ?21.2 billion to the British taxpayer that repays ?894 million more than its original investment.
The Lloyds Banking Group also welcomes the news that the Government sold its remaining stake that returns the Group towards 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. The fact that the government acquired its shares in 2009, the group the has repaired on its balance sheet, reduced on its cost base, cut on its complexity and international exposure, built and also sold TSB and likewise addressed legacy issues. The group likewise returned to profitability in 2013 and this has resumed in paying dividends in the year 2014.
Today, the group is now strong, safe and likewise focused to meeting the fast changing needs of its customers. 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, ambitious targets as a part of their 2017 Helping Britain Prosper Plan in order to help address pressing issues like housing shortage, lending to SMEs and apprenticeships and 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 would be retail and commercial banking, general insurance and also long-term savings, investment and protection. The group in fact provides services at various well recognized brands.
If you ever own a small business, the group also gives the finance that you need in order to grow. If you wanted to achieve your dream to owning your first home, they could provide you with the right mortgage and if you wanted to learn and develop your career, they could help you through the apprenticeship opportunities which they could provide by 2020 all over 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.