BANK-INSURANCE, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, EARNINGS DIVERSIFICATION:
THE POWER OF A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MODEL
The results for the first half-year 2018 confirm the financial solidity of Belfius and the success of a business model focused on combined banking and insurance, earnings diversification and customer satisfaction.
Despite the environment of persistent low rates and market volatility, Belfius posted growth in practically all key fields and once again demonstrated its added value for the Belgian economy.
This commercial momentum enabled it to achieve a robust pre-tax income of EUR 473 million and EUR 335 million after tax, which gives it ample opportunity, again this year, to pay an interim dividend in an amount of EUR 100 million to the Belgian State.