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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Good, The Bad...

In a rather amusing display of "irony" the results for the two offshoots of Northern Rock (the once proud bank that, owing to its greed and stupidity, self imploded at the start of the financial crisis) have confounded expectations and their nicknames.

Northern Rock (Asset Management), the "bad bank", which houses the mortgage portfolio posted a first-half pre tax profit of £349.7M.

Meanwhile Northern Rock, the "good bank", which houses its savings accounts and undertakes new mortgage lending posted a £142.6M pre-tax loss.

How ironic!

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