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Things worth reading: 5th August 2010

Things we're reading today include …

Companies

Lloyds returns to the black with £1.6bn profitThe Telegraph
Lloyds hails 'milestone' in return to profitThe Independent
Lloyds chief says 'we can't force customers to take loans' as bank returns to profitThe Telegraph
Lloyds insists it is working hard to help businessesThe Independent
Standard Chartered profits up 10%BBC
SocGen quarterly profits tripleBBC
Profits up at SocGen and StanChartThe Independent
Santander buys 318 RBS branchesBBC
Santander pays £1.65bn for 318 RBS branchesThe Telegraph

Markets

'Thousands' targeted in bank scamBBC
Europe's issuers warn on US reforms Financial Times

Commentary

Should banks be allowed to make a profit? The Telegraph
UK banks 'weren't bust at all'BBC


About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here…

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