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Rbs And Lloys Cut Lending By 11%

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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...id=azIrDGLExqWk

...RBS and Lloyds Banking Group Plc, the two biggest banks bailed out by the government, and Barclays Plc reduced lending globally by 165 billion pounds ($270 billion) in the first half, according to company filings. RBS and Barclays reduced loans by about 11 percent, the most among Europe’s largest banks.

RBS and Barclays are at risk of missing the government’s target to boost their U.K. net lending by 36 billion pounds this year. The two banks cut lending to U.K. homeowners and businesses by 9.5 billion pounds in the first half, the filings show. London-based Lloyds, which is 43 percent owned by the taxpayer, declined to disclose its net U.K. lending. “This is a bearish sign for the economy,†said Jonathan Loynes, chief European economist at Capital Economics Ltd. in London. “For there to be economic growth, bank lending needs to rise. It is pretty clear that there are supply constraints.â€

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I thought maybe we could discuss this.

If anyone wants to discuss my nationality or background, could they do so on the thread started by Votewithyourfeetplease?

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