Lloyds PPI bill passes £5bn mark

Press Association
Lloyds TSB
Lloyds TSB

The bill for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) at taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group has smashed through the £5 billion barrier as claims against the bank continue to pile up.

The 40% state-owned lender was pushed to a £144 million loss in the three months to September 30 as it took an additional £1 billion charge for dealing with the scandal, taking the total to £5.3 billion.