THE Lloyds horse has stepped down after losing confidence in the bank.
Stallion Roy Hobbs was an iconic figure in the financial services industry, but became increasingly disillusioned in the wake of the PPI scandal.
He said: “As a horse, I shared none of the corporate values of Lloyds but was happy to persist with my role in exchange for a paddock, treats and a fence to rest my chin on.
“I began to get pissed off when they started their own in-branch radio station. No-one wants to hear All Saints’ Never Ever when they’re writing out a paying in slip.
“But mainly it was that they’re a bunch of bastards.”
A Lloyds spokesman said: “It’s a blow, but already we were thinking of switching the horse for a lizard. There’s just something about lizards that we find appealing.”