2017 Facts about Lloyds 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.
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 returned ?21.2 billion to its taxpayers and about ?894 million more than the initial investment which also includes over about ?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 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. Another thing is that the group is well placed in helping Britain to prosper and it is also considered as the largest digital bank in the UK tax for its recent PwC Total Tax Contribution Survey on the 100 Group which contributes over ?11 billion ever since the year 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 are retail and commercial banking, general insurance and long-term savings, protection and investment. 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 in fact are five areas in focusing which have been identified as the biggest economic and social challenges which the group can respond, which will include develop new environmental target.