Eight banks – including Barclays, Lloyds TSB, HBOS and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) - have confirmed their participation in the plan, which will see the government make £25 billion available to eligible firms in exchange for preferences shares or permanent interest bearing shares. A further £25 billion will be available as required. Following the announcement of the scheme yesterday morning, five year credit default swaps on the institutions involved tightened significantly.
According to mar
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