Lloyds Banking Group now has welcomed its return towards full private ownership and it likewise announces its continued commitment in helping 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 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 likewise marked on the successful delivery on the strategy of the group in transforming a simple and low risked and one to which is retail and commercial bank. Because the government first obtained shares in 2009, the group then repaired its balance sheet, reduced on its cost base, built and sold TSB, addressed legacy issues and cut on complexity and international exposure. The group likewise returned to profitability in 2013 and this has resumed in paying dividends in the year 2014.
Now, the group is safe, strong and is focused in meeting the changing needs of its clients. 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 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 the case of going beyond the business as usual activities to empower people, businesses and communities, the group will then believe that this is well positioned to help Britain Prosper while they create sustainable value towards 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 own a small business, the group likewise will give the finance which you need for you 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 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.