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Diamond Acquisition Pays Off for Israeli Lender

May 30, 2021 5:27 AM   By Rapaport News
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Israeli financial institution Peninsula saw profits surge after the company bought Union Bank’s diamond business last year.

Group-wide income from interest more than doubled year on year to ILS 45.8 million ($14.1 million) for the first quarter ending March 31, Peninsula said last week in a results statement. Net profit rose to ILS 22.2 million ($6.8 million) from ILS 8.1 million ($2.5 million) a year earlier. The September acquisition was the main reason for the spike, the company added.

Peninsula paid Union Bank ILS 76 million ($23.4 million) to buy its portfolio of diamond loans, which totaled around ILS 192 million ($59 million).

Image: International Diamond Week in Israel, February 2018. (Three Photographers)
Tags: finance, Israel, lending, Peninsula, Rapaport News, Union Bank
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