RBS to Pay Dividend for First Time Since Bailout

Royal Bank of Scotland is to pay out a dividend for the first time since being bailed out by the UK government in 2008

Emma Wall 3 August, 2018 | 9:28AM
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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced plans to resume paying a dividend for the fist time in over a decade. The bank has proposed an interim dividend of 2p per share, its first payout since the financial crisis. RBS was bailed out by the taxpayer in 2008 to the tune of £45 billion, and has yet to return to full private ownership. 

Lloyds (LLOY), the other high street bank propped up by the government in the depths of the recession, returned to private ownership in May 2017 having reintroduced dividends two years earlier at 0.75p per share.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Barclays PLC197.82 GBX1.76Rating
Lloyds Banking Group PLC49.12 GBX1.39Rating
NatWest Group PLC233.90 GBX1.92Rating

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar