Provident Financial's Q3 performance in line

Provident Financial said it has continued to perform well and produced a third-quarter profit performance in line with its internal plans.

"Credit quality in all three businesses is very sound and reinforces confidence in delivering good results for 2016 as a whole," said CEO Peter Crook in a statement.

"I am pleased to report that the group has continued to perform in line with its internal plans through the third quarter and is in good shape to deliver further good quality growth as it enters the important fourth quarter trading period," Crook said.