BRIEF-Investec says operating profit rises in qtr ended June 30
July 31 (Reuters) - Investec Plc :
* Operating costs increased by 1 pct compared to prior year. An increase of 9 pct on a currency neutral basis to the three months ended 30 June 2014
* Operating profit before goodwill, acquired intangibles, non-operating items and taxation and after total non-controlling interests is 10 pct ahead of prior year. An increase of 25 pct on a currency neutral basis
* Since 31 March 2014, core loans and advances remained flat at 17.2 billion stg - an increase of 2 pct on a currency neutral basis
* Impairment losses on loans and advances decreased by 17 pct. A decrease of 10 pct on a currency neutral basis.
* Loans and advances as a percentage of customer deposits were 73.6 pct (31 March 2014:72.0 pct) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: