25-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Barclays has experienced higher than previously anticipated levels of Payment Protection Insurance (“PPI”) claim volumes since the end of the first half, and has therefore determined that it is appropriate to provide a further £700 million as at 30 September 2012. This is in addition to provisions recognised of £1 billion in 2011 and £300 million in the first quarter of 2012. Based on claims experience to date and anticipated future volumes, the resulting provision includes Barclays best estimate of expected costs of future PPI redress. Barclays will continue to monitor actual claims volumes and the assumptions underlying the calculation of its PPI provision.
On 31 October 2012, Barclays will announce its third quarter Interim Management Statement. Barclays currently expects the Group adjusted profit before tax, which excludes the impact of own credit (expected to be a charge of £1.1bn) and the provision for PPI redress, for the three months ended 30 September 2012 to be broadly in line with current market consensus of £1.7 billion.
This document contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, with respect to certain of the Group’s plans and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition and performance. Barclays cautions readers that no forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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Any forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), the London Stock Exchange plc (LSE) or applicable law, Barclays expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement to reflect any change in Barclays expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. The reader should, however, consult any additional disclosures that Barclays has made or may make in documents it has filed or may file with the LSE and/or the SEC.
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth and investment management with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 140,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.
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