SIR Win Bischoff, the ex-Citigroup chairman and veteran banker, is set to be named the next chairman of Lloyds Banking Group, it emerged last night. <br /><br />UK Financial Investments has asked the 67-year-old, who stepped down from Citi in February, to take the reins at the bank and lead it through the integration of HBOS, the bank it acquired last year.<br /><br />Bischoff has a good relationship with Lloyds&rsquo; chief executive Eric Daniels, and is thought unlikely to shake up the executive board, as other possible contenders for the job could have done.<br /><br />The news came as European competition commissioner Neelie Kroes stepped up her threats to split up RBS and Lloyds.<br /><br />She said Lloyds may be forced to auction off its Halifax or Bank of Scotland branches to adhere to European anti-trust rules.<br /><br />Kroes also said that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could also be forced to dispose of assets.<br /><br />Lloyds and RBS have been given over &pound;40bn from the UK government between them.<br /><br />Meanwhile, Lloyds announced a further 2,100 job cuts yesterday, taking the total at the bank to more than 7,000 since January.