British bank takes $125 million hit from Brexit risks

London (CNN Business)Royal Bank of Scotland has taken a £100 million earnings hit over Brexit, making it the first major lender to acknowledge costs related to the divorce.

The bank said Friday that it took action because of the “more uncertain economic outlook.” Analysts said the move was designed to account for loans that may go bad following Brexit.
“The risk of a disorderly Brexit has increased. We are not where we had wanted to be as a nation at this stage of the year,” Katie Murray, the bank’s interim chief financial officer, said during a conference call with investors.

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