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.
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 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 likewise marked its successful delivery on the strategy of the group to transform a simple, low risked and one that is a UK focused 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.
Today, the group is now strong, safe and likewise focused to meeting the fast changing needs of its customers. 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 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 also provides different services in various well recognized brands.
When you own a small business, the group will be able to provide 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 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.