May 23, 2019 / 6:26 AM / a month ago

Investment platform AJ Bell's profit surges on customer growth

May 23 (Reuters) - Investment platform AJ Bell Plc reported higher first-half pretax profit on Thursday as it signed up more customers and managed assets rose.

AJ Bell, which was founded in 1995 using 10,000 pounds in personal loans in a small office in Manchester, said pretax profit rose 27% to 17.7 million pounds ($22.38 million) in the six months ended March 31. ($1 = 0.7908 pounds) (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain and Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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