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2021 Q3 Trading Update

Q3 2021 trading update

Continued strong momentum as Paragon concludes its busiest quarter for lending advances in over a decade.

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Investment case

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Performance summary

for the six months ended 31 March 2021

£1.13 billion

New lending
+45.1% increase
(2020 H2: £776.4 million)

£82.9 million

Underlying profits*
+44.9% increase
(2020 H1: £57.2 million)

232 basis points

Net interest margin
(2020 H1: 229 basis points)

25.2 pence

Underlying EPS*
+43.2% increase
(2020 H1: 17.6 pence)


(2020 H1: 14.4%)

7.2 pence

Interim dividend
(2020 H1: nil**)

*For underlying basis, see Appendix A of Results announcement
**For more information, see April 2020 Covid-19 update here.

I am incredibly proud of these results. They reflect the hard work of our people during a challenging period as well as the success of our longstanding strategy to build a technology-enabled specialist banking group. We have delivered record half-year profits and go into the second half of 2021 with strong momentum, healthy new business pipelines and enhanced margins.
Annual report 2020

2020 Annual Report and Accounts

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