British lender Metro Bank Plc's first-quarter underlying loss after tax narrowed, driven by strong growth in residential mortgages and commercial lending.
Lender Metro Bank's Q1 loss narrows
Net lending more than doubled to 4.1 billion pounds. Total deposits jumped 75 percent to 5.9 million pounds.
The company, Britain's first new High Street bank in over 100 years, said underlying loss after tax narrowed to 7.9 million pounds ($11.3 million) in the quarter ended March 31, from 8.5 million pounds a year earlier.
Metro Bank, which listed on the London Stock Exchange in March, said total revenue rose 60 percent to 37.7 million pounds.
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