• closing down 150 branches
  • pre-tax profits of £1.6m for the first nine months of the year, down slightly on the same period of 2013.
  • EPS £0.90
  • set aside an additional £900m for Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) payouts in the three months to September
  • in talks with PRA regarding resumption of paying dividends

The bank is still 25% owned by the UK govt/taxpayer ( its holding reduced from about 39% through two separate share sales since Sept last year) and took a bashing yesterday on the stock market having just scraped through the ECB stress tests