Lloyd Banks
Lloyd Banks
Christopher Charles Lloyd, better known by his stage name Lloyd Banks, is a Multiracial American rapper and member of the rap group G-Unit. Raised in South Jamaica, Queens, he dropped out of high school in 1998. G-Unit released two albums, Beg for Mercy in 2003 and T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight) in 2008. Banks released his first solo album The Hunger for More in 2004 with the top ten hit single "On Fire". He followed with Rotten Apple in 2006 and left Interscope Records 2009.
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'Alphabet soup' of agencies leave UK exposed to cyber attacks: report
Yahoo News - 20 days
Britain's government has taken too long to coordinate an "alphabet soup" of agencies tasked with protecting the country from an ever-increasing risk of cyber attack, a parliamentary report said on Friday. The Public Accounts Committee report said that as of last April there were at least 12 separate organizations in Britain responsible for protecting information, with "several lines of accountability with little coherence between them." Processes for recording breaches of personal data by government departments are inconsistent and chaotic, the report said, adding that the government is struggling to meet a skills gap in the security profession. The findings come in the wake of a spate of cyber attacks that have targeted banks, businesses and institutions, including Tesco Bank, Lloyd's Bank, Talk-Talk, and the National Health Service.
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Lloyds Says Quarterly Profit Fell on $1.2 Billion PPI Charge - Bloomberg
Google News - 4 months
Wall Street Journal Lloyds Says Quarterly Profit Fell on $1.2 Billion PPI Charge Bloomberg Lloyds Banking Group Plc, Britain's largest mortgage lender, posted a 15 percent decline in third-quarter profit as it took a 1 billion-pound ($1.2 billion) charge to compensate customers who were wrongly sold loan insurance. Pretax profit fell to 811 ... Lloyds Bank takes another £1bn hit from PPI scandalTelegraph.co.uk Lloyds sets aside extra £1bn for PPI mis-sellingBBC News Lloyds sets aside another £1bn for PPI compensation claimsBelfast Telegraph Wall Street 24 all 60 news articles »
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U.K. Government to Restart Lloyds Bank Share Sale
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
The U.K. government Friday announced it will re-start the privatization of Lloyds Banking Group PLC by drip selling shares into the market.
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UK firms reined in investment plans after Brexit vote - survey
Yahoo News - 5 months
British companies scaled back their investment plans in the month after Britain voted to leave the European Union, a survey by Lloyds Bank showed on Monday, a further sign the decision is likely to have a lasting impact on the economy. The bank's overall business confidence index, which averages the expected sales, orders and profits of 1,500 companies over the next six months, fell to a four-year low of 12 percent from 38 percent in January, Lloyds said. Businesses in the service sector, Britain's largest, were the worst hit as their confidence dropped 30 points on average.
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After ‘Brexit’ Vote, Lloyds Bank to Cut 3,000 Jobs and Close Branches
NYTimes - 7 months
It warned that “a deceleration of growth seems likely” in Britain after the vote to leave the European Union, but first-half profit soared.
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Lloyds Bank Completes Its Long Road to Recovery
Wall Street Journal - 10 months
The British bank has suffered many setbacks since its 2009 government bailout. But with European bank stocks cheap, Lloyds looks like a longer-term bargain.
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Lloyds Bank:Here's the Dividend Stock You Want
Wall Street Journal - 12 months
U.K. Bank Lloyds has become a rare beast: a bank that can promise steadily growing dividends and special payouts too.
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European Union must change or we leave warns Lloyds bank chairman Lord Blackwell - Daily Mail
Google News - over 1 year
Daily Mail European Union must change or we leave warns Lloyds bank chairman Lord Blackwell Daily Mail There are no 'compelling economic arguments' for Britain to stay in the EU without 'significant' reform, the chairman of Lloyds Bank has warned. Lord Blackwell, who is a Tory peer, said the UK would remain an attractive global location whether or not ... Who wants Britain in, and out, of the EU?Telegraph.co.uk Without deep change, case for UK to stay in EU weak - Lloyds chairmanReuters UK Lloyds bank boss hints at backing Brexit claiming current EU is unsustainable ...Express.co.uk PoliticsHome.com all 20 news articles »
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Whistleblowers claim Lloyds scrapping sales targets has not eased pressure
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Lloyds Bank staff members are still under pressure to push products including paid-for accounts, despite its retail boss overhauling sales incentives, whistleblowers claim.
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Lloyds Bank profits rise by 21pc
Independent - almost 2 years
Britain's biggest retail bank Lloyds Banking Group reported a 21pc rise in underlying pretax profit for the first quarter, reflecting an improved margin and lower losses for bad debts.
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Masked thieves blow up front of Lloyds Bank in Bristol
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Eyewitnesses described seeing up to eight masked men swarming Lloyds Bank in Shirehampton, Bristol, after the early morning blast tore the front off the building.
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MOVES-Lloyds Bank names Lucy Barton director in financial markets
Reuters.com - about 2 years
Feb 12 (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group Plc's commercial banking unit appointed Lucy Barton as a director in its financial markets business.
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Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions
Reuters.com - over 2 years
(Adds Facebook, Siemens, AP Moller-Maersk, Lloyds Bank, Pemex, Lafarge, Chegg)
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Lloyds Bank to return to profit in boost to share sale plans
Reuters.com - about 3 years
LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - State-backed Lloyds Banking Group could take another step towards returning to private hands on Thursday when it unveils 2013 results, having already flagged it will return to profit for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.
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RPT-UPDATE 3-Lloyds Bank disappoints on dividend after mis-selling charge
Reuters.com - about 3 years
LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group dashed investors' hopes of receiving a dividend for 2013 after it took a further 1.8 billion pound ($3 billion) mis-selling charge that will blunt its...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lloyd Banks
  • 2015
    Age 32
    During a performance at BB King's in New York City on August 2, 2015, Banks addressed his long awaited Cold Corner 3 mixtape and expressed disappointment at the current state of hip-hop.
    More Details Hide Details He explained that the project would be released commercially, and available for pre-order. However, if he's not satisfied with the pre-order numbers, it will not be released. In 2004, Banks was awarded 2004's Mixtape artist of the Year at the Mixtape Awards. Lloyd Banks commented on this award in an interview with AOL Sessions:
  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010 with the excitement surrounding the release of H.F.M. 2 (Hunger for More 2) and his return to Hip-Hop's spotlight Hip-Hop news website HipHopDX wrote that Banks had the "Comeback of the Year".
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    In 2010 G-Unit signed with EMI to distribute Banks third studio album The Hunger for More 2, which was released on November 22, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Banks was born in New Carrollton, Maryland and raised in Queens, New York City; he is of mixed Puerto Rican and African American descent. His father spent most of Lloyd's childhood in prison, leaving his mother to raise him and his two siblings. Lloyd attended August Martin High School but dropped out at age 16. For his stage name, he took his great, great-grandfather's name Banks, which was passed on by his uncles who also shared it. G-Unit was founded when childhood friends Lloyd Banks, 50 Cent, and Tony Yayo decided to form a group. They met Young Buck when UTP group came to New York and 50 Cent heard Young Buck rapping. After 50 Cent signed his contract with Aftermath Entertainment they took Young Buck in the group and signed him. Tony Yayo, being an older and more experienced rapper, joined 50 Cent on the Nas Promo Tour, the Cash Money Tour and the Ruff Ryders Tour. As Banks remained at home waiting for 50 and Yayo to return, he started rapping around the neighborhood to further increase his buzz on the streets. He then hooked up with neighborhood producers and recorded tracks for local mixtapes, becoming renowned on the mixtape scene. While Banks was recording Mixtapes, 50 Cent was soon granted his own record label by Dr. Dre and released the album Get Rich or Die Tryin'; Lloyd Banks was featured on the song "Don't Push Me", and the remixed version of "P.I.M.P".
    Later on November 2, 2010 he released the third single Start It Up featuring Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, Ryan Leslie & Fabolous.
    More Details Hide Details Lloyd released the fourth single off the album called, I Don't Deserve You and the song featured R&B singer Jeremih. Lloyd Banks release info via his Twitter announcing that the title for his third album has tentatively been called 'The Hunger for More 2' and will attempt to take him back to his best work. However, the G-Unit label later stated that the title is not set in concrete and still may be altered. The title of the album was confirmed by 50 Cent as The Hunger for More 2 in an interview with MTV News. According to Banks, Interscope is trying to get him back due to the success of the single "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley", but failed when Lloyd Banks revealed that he had signed a deal with EMI. After being dropped by Interscope Records in 2009, Lloyd Banks announced on Friday, August 13, 2010 on MTV News that EMI Label Services has signed a deal with 50 Cent’s label, G-Unit Records, in which EMI will distribute and promote releases on the G-Unit roster in North America including Lloyd Banks third album H.F.M. 2 (Hunger for More 2).
    In late January 2010, it was announced that Banks would release a new song, "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" featuring Juelz Santana, from his upcoming third studio album. "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" charted at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100.
    More Details Hide Details In early June, Banks released the second single off the album, "Any Girl" featuring R&B singer Lloyd.
    In 2010, a year later, Interscope Records reached back out to try to re-sign Lloyd Banks.
    More Details Hide Details Lloyd Banks didn't go for it and put his third album out under G-Unit Records.
    In the early morning hours of January 9, 2010, in a Kitchener, Ontario hotel, an alleged altercation took place between Banks and a concert promoter over performance fees.
    More Details Hide Details Banks, and three of his associates, were later charged with forcible confinement, aggravated assault and robbery, and released on $50,000 bail. The most well known feud involving Lloyd Banks is the feud between himself and The Game, which became public after The Game left G-Unit. Banks speculates that The Game was jealous about the attention Banks received after the success of his debut album The Hunger for More as well as Banks winning a lyricist title.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    Banks also released a mixtape in 2009 called V5.
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    Banks released a mixtape on his 27th birthday, which fell on April 30, 2009; it included the track "Officer Down" that dissed Rick Ross.
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    Banks was dropped from Interscope Records in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details He is still signed to G-Unit Records, which will release his new album.
  • 2006
    Age 23
    Felony gun charges against Lloyd Banks and Young Buck were dropped on November 8, 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 22
    In 2005, "On Fire" was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, "Touch It Remix" was nominated for Hip-Hop Video of the Year, and won for Best Collaboration at the BET Awards. The award was shared by Banks and his collaborators, Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliott, Papoose, and DMX.
    During August 2005, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and their entourage were traveling in a van, when the vehicle was pulled over after passing through a red light in midtown Manhattan.
    More Details Hide Details Officers said they discovered a loaded handgun and another weapon in the van. Prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss the charges after an investigation determined that neither Lloyd Banks nor Young Buck were in possession of the weapons.
  • 2004
    Age 21
    Lloyd Banks released his solo debut album The Hunger for More in June 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The first single was the summer smash hit "On Fire" which featured 50 Cent, however he was uncredited. Banks explained the reasoning behind the album's title: When I say The Hunger for More, it could be referring to more success. It could be more money. Or Respect. More power. More understanding. All those things lead up to that hunger for more, because my more isn't everybody else's more. I feel like I made it already, because I got already what everybody on the corners of the neighborhood I grew up in is striving to get. The album was a commercial success, receiving positive reviews. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts with 500,500 copies sold in the first week. The album has since sold over 1.5 million copies and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
  • 2001
    Age 18
    On September 10, 2001, Lloyd Banks was shot twice while leaving a nightclub in Southside Jamaica, Queens.
    More Details Hide Details He was hit in the back and stomach, and ran to the nearest hospital after suffering the injuries. He woke up the next morning to news of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and watched from his hospital bed as the Twin Towers fell to the ground.
  • 1998
    Age 15
    Raised in South Jamaica, Queens, he dropped out of high school in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details G-Unit released two albums, Beg for Mercy in 2003 and T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight) in 2008. Banks released his first solo album The Hunger for More in 2004 with the top ten hit single "On Fire". He followed with Rotten Apple in 2006 and left Interscope Records 2009.
  • 1982
    Born on April 30, 1982.
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