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Dividends uncovered

Dividends uncovered

One of the main features of the first-quarter (Q1) 2019 reporting season is that bank dividends are back with a bang. To shareholders, it comes as great news that Barclays (BARC), Lloyds (LLOY) and RBS (RBS) are significantly hiking their payout. Yet, there are investors who will still be put off owning bank shares, uncertain over their ability to grow profits without taking on unacceptable operational risk.

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