Barclays has reported a rise in third-quarter profits as the bank dodged major conduct and litigation costs.
The group posted a rise in pre-tax profits from £1.11 billion to £1.46 billion in the three months to September 30.
The figures were helped by the absence of misconduct charges which dragged down first-quarter results.
Chief executive Jes Staley said: “In spite of macro-economic uncertainty, and particularly concerns over Brexit which weigh heavily on market sentiment, 2018 is proving to be a year of delivery on our strategy at Barclays.
“We remain focused on generating improved returns, and on distributing a greater proportion of excess capital to shareholders over time.”
Net profit came in at £1 billion, beating consensus forecasts.
Barclays’ investment banking arm had an improved performance with income at tits markets division rising 19% to £1.15 billion in the period.