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RNS Number : 3530E  International Personal Finance Plc  26 February 2024

26 February 2024


International Personal Finance plc

Delay of year-end results announcement


International Personal Finance plc (the "Group"), the provider of unsecured
consumer credit to underserved consumers in nine countries, is delaying the
announcement of its year-end results for the fiscal year ending 31 December
2023 due to the receipt by Provident Polska, the Group's Polish business, of a
regulatory communication from Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego (KNF), the Polish
Financial Supervision Authority. The letter details the KNF's views on how
existing laws and regulations relating to non-interest fees should be
interpreted by credit card issuers. The Group is considering the potential
impact of the communication from the KNF on the performance of Provident
Polska and whether this needs to be considered in finalising the Group's 2023
year-end results.


The Group understands that the letter was provided to all regulated lenders
operating in the Polish credit card market. The Group is therefore reviewing,
with the assistance of external counsel, what the impact of this sector-wide
communication might be and whether it constitutes a significant change to the
existing approach taken by the KNF.


The Group confirms that its year-end results reflect a stronger than
expected trading performance in 2023 and this momentum has continued in
early 2024. The 2023 results will be deferred until the contents of
the KNF letter can be considered fully by management and the audit
process completed. As the letter was only received in the last few days, the
Group considers it prudent to take the time to understand the contents of the
communication fully, and this work is expected to take around a week to
complete, following which the results will be released.


The Group's Polish business has an excellent track record of adapting to the
evolving regulatory environment and has developed a broad range of products as
it continues to play an important role in providing credit for underbanked and
underserved consumers in the Polish market. Polish credit card receivables
represent just over 5% of the Group's receivables and approximately 25% of
overall receivables in Poland.



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please contact Rachel Moran on +44 (0)7760 167637.


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