Financial CDSs widen worldwide

Five-year senior credit default swap (CDS) spreads on all major UK financials widened this morning. Spreads referencing HSBC moved out to 149.4 basis points as of 10.30 GMT this morning, compared with 142.5bp at close of trading yesterday, according to credit information specialist CMA Datavision. The cost of credit protection on Lloyds TSB rose from 182bp to 186.7bp; spreads referencing Royal Bank of Scotland pushed out from 182bp to 186.7bp; and Barclays saw its CDSs rise from 213bp to 219.3bp

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