RBS reports an H1 2013 pre-tax profit of £1,374 million
Group operating profit of £1,678 million, up 5% from H1 2012
H1 2013 net attributable profit of £535 million, after a loss of £2,032 million in H1 2012
Core Tier 1 ratio up to 11.1%, or 8.7% on a fully loaded Basel III basis
"RBS Group has earned its first two consecutive quarters of overall profit since 2008. We report first half pre-tax profits totalling £1,374 million. The results of our successful restructuring continue to show benefits - capital strength and liquidity up, balance sheet, Non-Core assets and Non-Core/Irish losses all down, again. The business challenges ahead lie principally in improving future operating trends and sustaining the focus and consistency needed to make further progress. RBS can be a "really good bank" for customers and shareholders. That is our goal."
Stephen Hester, Group Chief Executive