- Self-invested pension provider Curtis Banks Group booked a 72% rise in annual profit, as it grew the number of pensions it administers.

Pre-tax profit for the year through December rose to £10.1m, as operating revenue grew 6% to £46.1m.

Adjusted profit rose 13% to £12.1m.

The company declared a final dividend of 6.00p per share, up from 4.75p on-year.

'The past year has seen the company make significant investment to support further organic growth, building on the consolidation and integration prioritised over the last two years,' chief executive Will Self said.

'The SIPP market is undergoing an evolution and, as one of the UK's leading providers, we have entered 2019 in an extremely strong position.'

'I am confident about our prospects for growth and our broadening capability to deliver enhanced services for our customers as well as our ability to deliver against our strategic objectives.'

At 2:27pm: [LON:CBP] Curtis Banks Group Plc share price was +10p at 301p

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