An approach has been made by Lloyds TSB for German bank Dresdner as the well known UK financial institution looks to maximise retail opportunities across Europe.
Lloyds TSB has ridden the credit crunch very well and as such it is in a very strong position compared with many others. This is why it is making tentative enquiries regarding the German bank, valued at around GBP6 billion. It has a keen interest in the German market generally as it is also looking at a couple of other big name German banks that are potentially for sale.
At the moment there is no immediate need for action so Lloyds TSB will seek the views of their shareholders as to their thoughts on how they wish to see their funds invested before making any further steps toward purchase.