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HBOS Risk on Speculation of Lloyds TSB Takeover Bid Resistance

Companies / Credit Crisis 2008 Oct 01, 2008 - 04:26 AM GMT

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Companies

The shotgun wedding at the behest of the FSA for the rescue of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) by Lloyds TSB less than 2 weeks ago for £12 billion at a price of £2.32 per share is coming under pressure as speculation grows that Lloyds shareholders are not happy with the price being paid for a near bankrupt mortgage bank. The current HBOS market price of £1.34 is near half of the original Lloyds TSB bid price. .

The news has not gone down well with HBOS customers who appear to have been inundating the HBOS online service which has been showing signs of cracking under the strain, an unknown number of customers which includes yours truly are being met by the following page when attempting to log-in:


HBOS Log in Problems

Clearly Customers are fearful of the uncertainty of what could transpire should HBOS follow the same path of Bradford and Bingley, which was nationalised on Sunday and broken up on Monday, are further confused as to how secure their savings are as the government has belatedly sought to extend the 100% savings guarantee from £35k to the first £50k, more on this in a later article.

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