The United Kingdom has one of the world's most globalized economies. London is the world's largest financial center alongside. It has also the largest city GDP in Europe. The investors who want to invest in UK stock market they should familiarize themselves with the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 markets. These are basic stock and equity markets in the London Exchange because they offer the most fluid transactions available in the British economy. These are FTSE dividend yield stocks for investors who want to build a dividend portfolio of UK stocks.
Provident Financial PLC (LON: PFG)
Provident Financial Plc. provides products non-standard borrowers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company has three business segments: the Consumer Credit Division which has been providing small loans, issued in the home and collected weekly. Vanquis Bank issues Visa-branded credit cards. Its offices are throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. As of December 31, 2011, Vanquis bank served almost 700,000 credit-card customers. The Central segment operates its business through Provident Investments plc.
The company has a market capitalization of 1.96 Billion, EPS is 1.08, P/E ratio is 13.09 and the dividend yield is 5.46% at the annual dividend payout of 48.40.
Standard Chartered PLC (LON: STAN)
Standard Chartered Plc. is a UK-based holding company. It operates globally. The company is principally engaged in the business of retail and commercial banking and the provision of other financial services. It operates in two segments: Consumer Banking and Wholesale Banking. As of December 31, 2011, it comprised a network of more than 1,500 branches and outlets in 71 markets. On April 8, 2011 the company acquired GE Money Pte Limited, a specialist in auto and unsecured personal loans in Singapore. On September 2, 2011, the company acquired Gryphon Partners Advisory Pty Ltd and Gryphon partners Canada Inc.
It has a market capitalization of 33.66 Billion, EPS is 1.28, P/E ratio is 10.88 and the dividend yield is 4.04% at the annual dividend payout of 38.05.
Old Mutual PLC (LON: OML)
Old Mutual Plc. is an international long-term savings, investment and protection company. it provides short-term insurance solutions in southern Africa through Mutual & Federal. The Long-Term Savings division offers life assurance, pensions and investment products. It operates in Southern Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Its other-core operations include Nedbank Limited.
It has a market capitalization of 8.39 Billion, EPS is 0.12, P/E ratio is 14.88 and the dividend yield is 4.08% at the annual dividend payout of 5.25.
Close Brothers Group PLC (LON: CBG)
Close Brothers Group Plc. is a financial company which makes loans, trades securities. It provides advice and investment management solutions to a range of clients. Its banking division provides specialist lending to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals across a range of asset classes, and also offers deposit taking services. The asset management division provides a range of advice, investment management and self-directed services to private, institutional and corporate clients.
The company has a market capitalization of 1.35 Billion, EPS is 0.73, P/E ratio is 12.51 and the dividend yield is 4.66% at the annual dividend payout of 15.00.
Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC (LON: ARBB)
Arbuthnot Banking Group Plc. is UK-based Company. It is engaged in providing banking and financial services. The company along with its subsidiaries operates in three segments: Retail banking, UK Private banking and International Private banking. The Retail Banking segment incorporates household cash management, personal lending and banking and insurance services. The UK Private banking segment incorporates private banking and wealth management. The International Private banking segment incorporates private banking and wealth management outside the United Kingdom.
It has a market capitalization of 131.77 Million, EPS is 0.55, P/E ratio is 16.12 and the dividend yield is 2.82 % at the annual dividend payout of 14.00.