'Lloyds says case for re-starting dividends strengthened' - We know this as they have been saying the same thing for far too long now. They have said previously that they would be asking the regulator if they can re-start dividends in the second half of this year..... why haven't they done the asking already!!!!
Many of us bought in when Lloyds hit their lows a while back. Without dividends being paid the profit is being dilluted year on year. I wish they just pulled their fingers out and got on with it! There are plenty of companies paying over 5% dividends at the moment so Lloyds is really pushing its luck with the current investors... if nothing happens pre-Christmas it's time to jump ship in my view.
Bankers need to start looking after their investors... what a bunch of scum bags.
Plus, I've just found this one; http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/07/31/uk-lloyds-results-idUKKBN0G00FV20140731 which says that Lloyds' board believes these results "strengthen" the case for paying a dividend. So..? Who are they trying to convince? Us, their masters or Georgie, their Master? if they were a truly autonymous board of directors ( ie. a "proper" one) then they'd just announce a bl00dy dividend, wouldn't they? Nah. These guys take their instructions from Number Eleven. Any old dividend would have smoothed the market a bit. Gutless todgers. Well, that's me on another three day ban for improper language; it was last time after results day.
I'm not really one for all these conspiracies about shorters and so on that abound on these bulletin boards but now I AM beginning to waiver. I really wonder whether Georgie is actually instructing the Bank's board in his capacity as major owner NOT to announce a dividend until closer to the election when it will count as "Good News". If a divi were announced now it would all be old hat by 2015. Like so many shareholders though I am getting sreadily more pi**ed off with our treatment on this. This current SP isn't anything like representative of this bank's true worth. People aren't buying it because they probably know by now that nothing's going to happen in the near-to-middle future.
3% down on the day, what a F-ing mess were in again Yank's will be getting ready to jump on the sell button on open, every shareholder p*ssed off again and the II's must be recalculating what price they have to steal their next set of shares in order to make a buck, or they might not be interested this time around !.
I got twelve hundred quid from NatWest for a payment that I never knew I was making; it had just slipped by under my radar, so you could still say that I was to some percentage responsible! I have, though, had a person who worked for me admit that she'd claimed TWICE (saying that she didn't remember the first claim) and they'd paid her twice too!
Banking group Lloyds underwhelmed after saying that underlying profits improved by 32% to £3.82bn in the first half of the year, ahead of the £3.6bn consensus forecast. This was achieved despite a 2.2% fall in total underlying income to £9.25bn.
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