Nov 13 (Reuters) - Lenders OneSavings Bank Plc OSBO.L and Charter Court Financial on Wednesday reported bigger loan portfolios for the nine-month period in their first results after their merger.
OneSavings' loan book rose 15% to 10.3 billion pounds ($13.18 billion) in the nine months ended Sept. 30, with Charter Court reporting a 4% growth in the same period.
Both "challenger banks" also expect to grow the portfolio in the full year.
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(Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)
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