H&T Group's profits up 71 per cent

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The Independent Online

The UK's largest pawnbroker posted a 71 per cent surge in half-year profits to £14.5m yesterday after volumes at its "Gold Bars" shopping-centre sites more than tripled.

H&T Group said gold purchasing contributed £12.6m to gross profits of £37m. Its revenues surged to £71m from £31m a year ago.