- Specialist lender OSB stuck to its full-year guidance amid a rise in loans and advances.

Underlying net loans and advances for the three months through March increased 3% since the end of December to £19.6 billion.

Organic originations of £1.1 billion were down from £1.5 billion year-on-year on tighter post-Covid criteria, but at 'attractive' margins.

'We entered the second quarter with a robust pipeline of new business and applications in our core Buy-to-Let and Residential sub-segments remain strong,' chief executive Andy Goldin said.

'We continue to control volumes in our more cyclical product lines.'

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