Irish losses weigh down Lloyds Banking Group results
Lloyds Banking Group managed a £1bn pre-tax profit in 2009, thanks largely to an £11.2bn negative goodwill gain from its acquisition of HBOS.
This gain helped overcome £24bn of impairments during the year on a combined business basis excluding the goodwill credit, Lloyds lost £6.3bn.The bank said impairments likely peaked in the first half of 2009 £13.4bn versus £10.6bn in the second half despite a 73% increase ...
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