Lenders told to plug £27bn hole

AOL Money Staff
City of London
City of London

Five of Britain's biggest lenders must plug a combined £27.1 billion hole in their finances, with Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland accounting for more than 90% of the shortfall, the City regulator revealed.

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) said Barclays needs to boost its balance sheet by £3 billion, while state-backed players RBS and Lloyds must raise £13.6 billion and £8.6 billion respectively.