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 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 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 also has returned profitability in 2013 and it has returned in paying dividends in 2014.
Now, the group is safe, strong and is focused in meeting the changing needs of its clients. 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 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 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.