The victims of a fraud carried out by a financial consultant who stole £10m are to have their money back by Christmas.
Graham Price spent much of the stolen money on gambling
The Halifax bank has said it will "put right the wrongs" of Graham Price, 58, of Swansea, who was jailed for 12 years for theft earlier this month.
The bank said 84 investors would have their money back plus 5% interest.
Price acted as an agent for the Halifax. He had left an IOU note in a safe for £7m. His victims said the bank's announcement was "fantastic".
Price, of Llansamlet, Swansea, was jailed at Swansea Crown Court after admitting 43 charges of theft and asked for 263 offences to be taken into account.
Price stole around £3.3m from investors and £7m from the Halifax bank - for whom he operated an agency in Gowerton, near Swansea - over a four-year period.
He promised small investors large returns on their investments and made fraudulent payments into their bank accounts to make them believe they were receiving it.
Jennifer Ellis (centre) said she would celebrate with champagne
Price was caught out when an unannounced cash audit was carried out in November 2004.
A Halifax auditor found only three empty boxes and a scrap of paper in the agency safe.
The IOU note left by Price said: "I have borrowed £7m from the Halifax'".
He spent much of the stolen money on gambling, including more than £1m on racing tipsters.
Price also owned or jointly owned 13 racehorses, including one called Cart Diamond, on which he spent £69,000.
He had bought two Mercedes cars for a total of £71,000, invested £500,000 in a share portfolio and had put more than £100,000 into premium bonds for himself, his wife, son and daughter.
A campaign was set up by some of Price's victims calling for the Halifax to meet the losses they had suffered.
The Halifax originally said it was not responsible for those who had invested with Price in his personal capacity, adding that the bank was itself a victim of his theft.
But on Tuesday, the Halifax announced that it would "ensure that investors are put back in the position they were prior to their investing with Price".
The bank added that investors would also receive 5% interest on their original investment for the time they had money invested with Price.
'Right the wrong'
A statement said: "The group wants to end the stress experienced by investors as a consequence of Price's fraudulent actions.
"Halifax...is now in a position to write to the investors believed to have been defrauded and to put right the wrong done by Price."
The bank said it hoped all payments would be made by Christmas.
Price victim Jennifer Ellis, who lost £120,000, told BBC Wales she was delighted at the outcome.
She added: "I'm absolutely delighted and astounded.
"It's fantastic news - whoever I told has burst into tears.
"I can assure you that the champagne corks will be popping."