Business Strategy and Outlook| Niklas Kammer |
Lloyds is a pure U.K. banking play, with 95% of its assets based domestically. Since its massive restructuring, which started in 2011, the bank has emerged as a low-risk domestic retail and commercial bank. It has shed about GBP 190 billion in runoff assets and GBP 200 billion in risk-weighted assets and has significantly reduced its dependence on wholesale funding. Today, Lloyds operates one of the strongest retail franchises in the United Kingdom.