ONE Savings Bank PLC : Interim Management Statement

Published: 05.11.2014 08:00:00 CET

5 November 2014

OneSavings Bank plc

Interim Management Statement

OneSavings Bank plc ("OSB"), the specialist lending and retail savings group, today issues its Interim Management Statement for the period from 1 July 2014 to date. 

Highlights

Outlook

We continue to see attractive opportunities for growth across the specialist lending sub-sectors in which we operate. We remain selective in the business we write as we take advantage of the opportunity to maximise risk-adjusted returns and right-size our pipeline for 2015 completions.

Andy Golding, CEO of OneSavings Bank, said:

"I am very pleased with our 2014 performance to date, with strong high-return organic origination driving a significant improvement in year-on-year profitability. Demand in our chosen markets remains high and we continue to see opportunities for growth. Customer service remains a key focus and I was particularly pleased to see Kent Reliance named as the Savings account provider with the best customer service in the UK by Which?"

Enquiries:

OneSavings Bank plc
Shomik Banerjee t: 01634 835728

Brunswick Group
Robin Wrench / Simone Selzer t: 020 7404 5959

About OneSavings Bank plc

OneSavings Bank plc ('OSB') began trading as a bank on 1 February 2011 when the trade and assets of Kent Reliance Building Society ('KRBS') were transferred into the business. OSB is a specialist lending and retail savings group authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority, part of the Bank of England, and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

OSB focuses on selected sub-sectors of the lending market in which it has established expertise, platforms and capabilities, and where opportunities have been identified for both high returns on a risk adjusted basis and strong growth. These include Residential Mortgages (comprising first charge, second charge and shared ownership), Buy-to-Let/SME and Personal Loans. OSB originates organically through specialist brokers and independent financial advisors.

OSB is predominantly funded by retail savings originated through the established Kent Reliance franchise, which includes a network of branches in the South East of England, as well as online and postal channels. Diversification of funding is currently provided by a securitisation and OSB joined the Funding for Lending Scheme in early 2014.