- Motor finance provider and specialist lender S&U posted a 15% rise in annual profit that beat market expectations.

Pre-tax profit for the year through January rose to £34.6m, as sales climbed 15% to £89.2m.

The company delcared a final dividend of 51p per share, bringing total dividends for the year to to 118p, up 12% on-year.

'The combination of growing markets, an expanded and dedicated team, a strong financial structure and responsible strategy, allows me to be confident of our continued success,' chairman Anthony Coombs said.

At 9:40am: [LON:SUS] S U PLC share price was +235p at 2002.5p

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