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Paragon Banking Group PLC (PARA.L)

PARA.L on London Stock Exchange

397.40GBp
16 Aug 2019
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

Paragon Banking Says Taken Precautions Due To Political, Economic Uncertainties
Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019 

July 23 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::TRADING UPDATE.CONTINUES TO OPERATE IN LINE WITH BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS.STRONG NEW LENDING - £1.90 BILLION YEAR-TO-DATE (2018: £1.58 BILLION SAME PERIOD IN 2018).YTD MORTGAGES £1.19 BILLION (2018: £1.13 BILLION).YTD COMMERCIAL LENDING £0.71 BILLION (2018: £0.45 BILLION).YTD NET INTEREST MARGIN CONTINUES TO IMPROVE.FY LENDING VOLUME GUIDANCE REMAINS UNCHANGED.EXPECTS ITS NET INTEREST MARGIN FOR FULL-YEAR IN 2019 TO BE ABOVE 2.24% LEVEL REPORTED IN ITS HALF-YEAR RESULTS.GIVEN ONGOING POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES PRECAUTIONARY PREPARATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE.GIVEN ONGOING POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES A TIGHT RISK APPETITE WILL BE MAINTAINED.  Full Article

Paragon Banking Group Basic Cet1 Of 13.7% (2018 H1 15.5%)
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 

May 22 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::GROWTH IN LENDING VOLUMES OF 30.2% TO £1,289.2 MILLION.UNDERLYING PROFITS UP 8.7% TO £79.8 MILLION.BASIC CET1 OF 13.7% (2018 H1: 15.5%).INCREASED INTERIM DIVIDEND UP 27.3% TO 7.0 PENCE PER SHARE.8 BASIS-POINT IMPROVEMENT IN NIM TO 224 BASIS POINTS.AN ANOMALOUS MOVEMENT IN SWAP RATES DURING MARCH, FUELLED BY BREXIT-RELATED UNCERTAINTIES, RESULTED IN A FAIR VALUE CHARGE OF £7.8 MILLION FOR PERIOD.  Full Article

Paragon Banking Says IFRS 9 Transition To Increase Impairment Provision Of About 27 Mln stg
Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019 

March 20 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - TRANSITION TO IFRS 9 WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN IMPAIRMENT PROVISION OF APPROXIMATELY £27 MILLION AT 1 OCTOBER 2018.  Full Article

PIRC Recommends Vote Against Share Repurchase Authorisation For Paragon Banking
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 

Feb 12 (Reuters) - PIRC::PROXY ADVISORY FIRM PIRC RECOMMENDS TO VOTE AGAINST AUTHORISATION OF SHARE REPURCHASE FOR PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC.PROXY ADVISORY FIRM PIRC RECOMMENDS TO VOTE AGAINST ISSUING SHARES FOR CASH FOR FINANCING ACQUISITION OR OTHER CAPITAL INVESTMENT FOR PARAGON BANKING.PIRC SAYS RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE AGAINST PROPOSAL TO AMEND EXISTING LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN FOR TIGER BRANDS.PROXY ADVISORY FIRM PIRC RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS VOTE AGAINST TIGER BRANDS REMUNERATION REPORT AT AGM.PIRC SAYS RECOMMENDS SHARESHOLDERS TO VOTE AGAINST PROPOSAL TO APPROVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR TIGER BRANDS.PROXY ADVISORY FIRM PIRC RECOMMENDS SHAREHOLDERS ABSTAIN FROM VOTING ON APPROVAL OF REMUNERATION REPORT FOR PARAGON BANKING GROUP.  Full Article

Paragon Banking CET1 Ratio Rises Slightly To 13.9 Pct Dec End
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 

Jan 28 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::PARAGON BANKING GRP - TRADING UPDATE.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - OUR RETAIL DEPOSIT BASE CONTINUES TO GROW, CREATING FURTHER EFFICIENCIES IN OUR FUNDING STRUCTURE.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - REMAIN CONFIDENT IN OUTLOOK.PARAGON - REMAIN CONFIDENT IN OUTLOOK, BUT WILL MAINTAIN OUR CAPITAL, LIQUIDITY AND BROADER RISK DISCIPLINES.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - BUY-TO-LET PIPELINE REMAINS STRONG, WITH FOCUS ON PROFESSIONAL LANDLORDS.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - FROM 1 OCTOBER 2018 TO 31 DECEMBER 2018, NEW BUSINESS FLOWS OF £660 MILLION, UP 40.6%.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - GUIDANCE FOR 2019 PERFORMANCE REMAINS UNCHANGED.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - DEPOSIT BALANCES NOW TOTAL £5.6 BILLION.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - GROUP CONTINUES TO SEE GOOD PROGRESS IN EACH OF ITS BUSINESS LINES AND REITERATES GUIDANCE GIVEN AT 2018.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - DECEMBER BUY-TO-LET PIPELINE STOOD AT £729.1 MILLION, WHICH IS 17.8% HIGHER THAN AT DECEMBER 2017.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - QTRLY TOTAL MORTGAGES 366.5 MILLION STG VERSUS 448.6 MILLION STG.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - DEBT PURCHASE MARKET REMAINED HIGHLY COMPETITIVE IN QUARTER.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - WHILE WE CONTINUE TO CONSIDER NEW DEAL FLOW, IDEM CAPITAL MADE NO NEW INVESTMENTS IN QUARTER.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - PARAGON'S PORTFOLIO METRICS REMAIN STRONG, WITH BUY-TO-LET ARREARS LEVELS OF 9 BASIS POINTS (DECEMBER 2017: 9 BASIS POINTS).  Full Article

Paragon Banking Group FY Pretax Profit Rose 25.3 Percent To 181.5 Million Stg
Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018 

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::FY PRETAX PROFIT ROSE 25.3 PERCENT TO 181.5 MILLION STG.FY UNDERLYING PROFIT BEFORE TAX INCREASED BY 7.8% TO £156.5 MILLION.FY NET INTEREST MARGIN INCREASED BY 8 BASIS POINTS TO 2.21% (2017: 2.13%).DIVIDEND PER SHARE UP BY 23.6% TO 19.4P (2017: 15.7P), IN LINE WITH POLICY ANNOUNCED IN NOVEMBER 2017.FY BUY-TO-LET LENDING PIPELINE UP 28.9% TO £778.9 MILLION (2017: £604.2 MILLION).PARAGON - ENTERS 2019 WITH A STRONG NEW BUSINESS PIPELINE, IS WELL POSITIONED IN ITS CHOSEN MARKETS AND EQUIPPED WITH HIGH LEVELS OF LIQUIDITY.PARAGON- DESPITE POTENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTIES ARISING FROM BREXIT AND ELSEWHERE, GROUP REMAINS CONFIDENT OF ITS FUTURE PROSPECTS.SEEKS TO MITIGATE ITS EXPOSURE TO BREXIT THROUGH A ROBUST APPROACH TO PROPERTY VALUATION.  Full Article

Paragon Banking Sees 25 Pct Higher Buy-To-Let Pipeline At Sept End
Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018 

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::PARAGON BANKING GRP - TRADING UPDATE.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - REITERATES GUIDANCE GIVEN AT HALF YEAR IN RESPECT OF VOLUMES, MARGINS AND COSTS.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - BUSINESS CONTINUES TO OPERATE IN LINE WITH BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - BUSINESS CONTINUES TO OPERATE IN LINE WITH BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - BUSINESS CONTINUES TO OPERATE IN LINE WITH BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - HAS MADE FURTHER PROGRESS ON GROWING ITS RETAIL DEPOSIT BASE, WHICH NOW EXCEEDS £5 BILLION..PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - IDEM CAPITAL, PARAGON'S PORTFOLIO PURCHASE DIVISION HAS DISPOSED OF A PORTFOLIO OF WHOLESALE FUNDED ASSETS FOR A PREMIUM.PARAGON BANKING - BUY-TO-LET PIPELINE AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2018 IS EXPECTED TO BE OVER 25% ABOVE LEVEL REPORTED AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2017.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - BULK OF REMAINING IDEM ASSETS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO PARAGON BANK.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - UNDERLYING PROFITS FOR 2018 REMAIN IN LINE WITH BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS.PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - IDEM DISPOSAL WILL HAVE A FAVOURABLE ONE-OFF IMPACT OF CIRCA 7 PENCE PER SHARE ON REPORTED EARNINGS FOR 2018.  Full Article

J O Hambro Capital Management Discloses 5.02 Pct Stake In Paragon Banking
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018 

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::J O HAMBRO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LIMITED DISCLOSES 5.02 PERCENT STAKE IN PARAGON BANKING GROUP PLC - FILING.  Full Article

Paragon Banking Group Says Q3 Net Loan Growth Totalled 171 Mln Pounds
Monday, 23 Jul 2018 

July 23 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::Q3 NET LOAN GROWTH TOTALLED £171 MILLION TAKING YEAR TO DATE GROWTH TO £393 MILLION (2017: £335 MILLION).QTRLY MORTGAGE LENDING TOTALLED £409.4 MILLION, TAKING YEAR TO DATE LENDING TO £1,130.4 MILLION.QUARTERLY COMMERCIAL LENDING TOTALLED £179.7 MILLION, TAKING YEAR TO DATE LENDING TO £449.0 MILLION (2017: £285.0 MILLION).BUY-TO-LET PIPELINE ROSE BY £71.2 MILLION ACROSS QUARTER, CLOSING AT £858.8 MILLION.TITLESTONE TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO ENHANCE POST TAX PROFITS BY A HIGH SINGLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE IN 2019.TITLESTONE ACQUISITION IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A MODESTLY POSITIVE IMPACT ON GROUP'S NET INTEREST MARGIN IN.DEMAND FROM PROFESSIONAL LANDLORDS AND ADDITION OF TITLESTONE IS EXPECTED TO ACCELERATE GROWTH OF OUR COMMERCIAL LENDING ARM- CEO.REMAIN ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE OUR 2018 TARGETS AND BUSINESS IS WELL-PLACED TO MAKE FURTHER STRONG PROGRESS IN 2019- CEO.  Full Article

Paragon buys Titlestone Property Finance, loan book from Oaktree funds
Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018 

July 3 (Reuters) - Paragon Banking Group PLC ::ACQUIRED ENTIRE SHARE CAPITAL (" TRANSACTION"/" ACQUISITION") OF TITLESTONE PROPERTY FINANCE LIMITED ("TITLESTONE") FOR CIRCA £48 MILLION.IS ACQUIRING A PORTFOLIO OF DEVELOPMENT FINANCE LOANS FOR CIRCA £226 MILLION FROM A SERIES OF SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE COMPANIES ("SPVS").TITLESTONE, SPVS OWNED BY FUNDS ULTIMATELY CONTROLLED BY OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ."CONSIDERS DEVELOPMENT FINANCE MARKET TO BE PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE, WITH STRONG LONG-TERM GROWTH".ACQUISITION SERVES TO EXTEND GROUP'S CURRENT DEVELOPMENT FINANCE BUSINESS.TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO ENHANCE PARAGON'S POST TAX PROFITS BY A HIGH SINGLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE IN ITS FIRST FULL YEAR.FOLLOWING TRANSACTION, REMAINDER OF GROUP'S 2018 SHARE BUY-BACK PROGRAMME WILL BE SUSPENDED.  Full Article

Paragon Banking braces for Brexit as loans rise 20%

Paragon Banking on Tuesday reported a 20% jump in new lending in the first nine months of 2019 and stuck by its financial guidance for the whole year, while saying it was keeping a tight rein on risk due to political uncertainties.