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David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), addresses a press conference at the conclusion of the IMF mission for the 2013 Article IV Consultations with the United Kingdom in central London, on May 22, 2013. The International Monetary Fund urged Britain's government to adopt a 'clear' plan to sell its stakes in state-rescued lenders Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, but warned it may first need to inject more capital.
The PRA has set out the capital requirements for Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland. The two banks have advanced their plans to a position where disclosure is appropriate.
It is worth noting that, if Scotland became independent, its banking sector would be similarly concentrated (with two large players, Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland and a number of smaller firms), and that an independent Scotland's domestic banking sector would be likely to be significantly larger than that of Cyprus (assuming no change to firms' domicile arrangements).
By comparison, the Scottish retail deposit market is far more concentrated: it would be dominated by two large banks – Bank of Scotland, and Royal Bank of ScotlandMore quotes »
RBS says gov't stake could be sold within year
-- Royal Bank of Scotland predicted Friday that the government should be able to start selling its stake within a year, as it reported a first-quarter profit of 393 million pounds ($611 million), up from a loss of 1.5 billion a year earlier.CEO Stephen Hester Read more »
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