Clydesdale sets aside £450m more for PPI costs

Clydesdale is due to release its half-year results on 24 May. Picture: Maurice McDonald/PA
Clydesdale is due to release its half-year results on 24 May. Picture: Maurice McDonald/PA
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The owner of Clydesdale Bank has revealed it has set aside a further £450 million to compensate customers who were mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).

Glasgow-based CYBG, spun off from National Australia Bank (NAB) in February, said the increased provision will see it take a pre-tax charge of £44m for its results covering the six months to the end of March, with the balance being funded by its former parent.

In a statement following the publication of half-year results from NAB, CYBG – which also owns the Yorkshire Bank brand – said it had total cover for “legacy conduct matters” as of 30 September totalling £2.1 billion, through a combination of on-balance sheet provisions and an indemnity provided by NAB.

The lender was last year fined a record £20.7m by the City watchdog for “serious failings” in the way it handled PPI complaints.

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It added: “As at 31 March 2016 total cover had reduced by £328m through the utilisation of provisions. CYBG considers that, based on our updated assumptions, the total cover remaining of £1.8bn is sufficient to cover the costs of dealing with legacy conduct matters.”

More details will be provided when CYBG posts its first-half results on 24 May.