The coronavirus crisis also forced the bank to write off some €300m on various activities, namely acquisitions which are not performing as well as forecast.
Turnover was virtually unchanged at €4.67bn and pre-tax profit was down 73% at €542m.
‘The impact of Covid-19 was reflected in the higher risk provisioning and goodwill impairments we booked in the second quarter,’ new chief executive Steven van Rijswijk said in a statement.
‘At the same time, we supported customers and employees in dealing with the disruption from the crisis, played a positive role in the communities where we’re active and further enhanced our digital and mobile-first banking proposition.’
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