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Brown (N.) Group PLC
21 September 2016

21 September 2016







FCA authorisation of wholly owned subsidiary JD Williams & Company Limited

N Brown Group PLC (the "Group") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, JD Williams & Company Limited ("JDW") has been granted full Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") authorisation.

In April 2014, the consumer credit industry saw a change in regulator from the Office of Fair Trading to the FCA. At the time, companies were granted interim permissions and were allocated a 'landing slot' where they could apply for full FCA authorisation. Today's announcement marks the successful completion of the application process and confirms JDW's full FCA authorisation.


Fit 4 the Future Systems Investment Programme

The Group's new USA web platform is scheduled to go live within the next few days, slightly later than planned. Learnings from this launch will be incorporated into the plan for the roll out of the new UK web platform and Financial Services system. This will result in a change to the previously communicated timetable. We anticipate being able to provide details of this change, including any resulting increase in costs, when we announce our half year results on 11th October.


FY17 exceptional cost

The Group has identified an error in relation to its previous calculation of financial services customer complaint redress. We have notified the FCA accordingly and we are undertaking a detailed review. We currently anticipate that this will result in an exceptional cash cost of £5-8m.  




For further information:


N Brown Group

Angela Spindler, CEO                                         

Craig Lovelace, CFO                           

Bethany Hocking, Director of Investor Relations



0161 238 1845


John Olsen / Simon Hockridge                         

0203 128 8100

[email protected]  




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