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Barclays mulls Asset Protection Scheme, say reports

Barclays has reportedly submitted around £10bn of assets for Treasury assessment as it mulls whether or not to make use of the Government’s Asset Protection Scheme.

The Financial Times reports that the Treasury is poised to start talks with the bank in the next few days to establish whether or not it will enter the scheme before the March 31 deadline.

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds have so far signed up to the APS, with £325bn and £260bn of assets insured respectively.

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