Lloyds Banking Group now has welcomed its return towards full private ownership and it likewise announces its continued commitment in helping Britain Prosper.
Successful delivery of strategy then enabled the group to return about more than ?21.2 billion towards British taxpayers that repays ?894 million that’s found to be 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 likewise have returned about ?21.2 billion to the taxpayers and ?894 million more than its initial investment that includes about ?400 million on the 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 also is well placed in helping Britain to prosper, it is also considered to be the largest digital bank the UK and the highest payer of UK tax in the recent PwC Total Tax Contribution Survey on the 100 Group that contributes over ?11 billion since the year 2010.
In this year, the group confirmed on their new and ambitious targets as a part of its 2017 Helping Britain Prosper Plan in order to help address pressing issues like the lending to SMEs and apprenticeships and skills and on housing shortages. 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 actually are retail and commercial banking, general insurance and in long-term savings, investment and protection. The group also provides different services in various well recognized brands.
If you ever own a small business, the group also gives the finance that you need in order to grow. When you wish to achieve your dream of owning your first home, they likewise would help you through the apprenticeship opportunities which they could give on the year 2020 across the UK. There are five areas of focus to which have been identified as the biggest economic and social challenges that the group could respond, which includes developing new environmental target.