H&T Group expects full year pre-tax profit to be above current market forecasts. The group said the strong trading performance of the first half had been maintained and the gold price had remained broadly in line with the first half which benefited the group's pawnbroking scrap and gold purchasing segment. Chief executive John Nichols said: 'We have delivered a strong trading performance during the second half in the key segments of pawnbroking, tetail and personal loans. 'This is the result of several years investment in products, people and systems to address the new consumer and regulatory landscape. 'We have made good progress in developing our strategy and look to the future with confidence.'
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