AIB interim profits - Main Points

 

Pre-tax profits up 66 per cent to more than £2 million a day

Earnings per share up 37 per cent to 30.6p

Dividend per share up 19 per cent to 8.1p

Group operating income up 40 per cent to £1 billion

Group expenses up 25 per cent to £576.4 million

Total assets up 31 per cent to £40.8 billion

Cost income ratio down to 56 per cent from 63 per cent

Bad debt provision up 23 per cent to £44.9 million