Publishing its third-quarter trading update today (November 2nd), the group revealed that it has accelerated repayments of the support funding it received from the Bank of England and other central banks.
In a statement, chief executive Eric Daniels said Lloyds enjoyed "a good third quarter in our core business" and claimed he is confident the bank will deliver a "good financial performance" for the current year.
Lloyds, which is 41 per cent owned by the taxpayer, said lending to firms so far this year stands at Â£35 billion.
However, the fact that the update contained no profit numbers was questioned by some analysts.
"The statement was lighter on numbers than one would normally expect, which could provide for a nice or nasty surprise come the final figures," Paul Mumford of Cavendish Asset Management told the Telegraph.
It also contained no information about the search to find a successor for Mr Daniels, who recently announced his plans to step down next year.
By Asim Shah