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Standard Life Aberdeen confirms Lloyds Bank to pay £140mln to settle fund dispute

The bank cancelled the £104bn contract when Standard Life and Aberdeen merged

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Payment will cover loss of earnings from the contract

Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (LON:SLA) has confirmed it will receive £140mln for loss of earnings from Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) as settlement of their fund mandate dispute.

The bank scrapped the £104bn contract when Standard Life and Aberdeen merged saying it had created a conflict of interest with its Scottish Widows arm.

A tribunal in March though ruled that Lloyds was not entitled to cancel the arrangement.

As well as the financial payment, terms of the settlement will see Standard Life manage £35bn of Lloyds funds until April 2022. 

The remaining two-thirds of the assets will be transferred to other managers over the next nine months.

Keith Skeoch, Standard Life’s chief executive, said the settlement represented a fair and positive outcome for both parties. 

“The retention of assets in our passive strategies as well as active real estate portfolios positions us to benefit from scale and growth."

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