May 12 Provident Financial Plc
* Group's trading performance during Q1 of 2017 has been consistent with market consensus
* Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn have made a good start to year
* Vanquis Bank Q1 new account bookings of 122,000 were up 45 pct versus relatively weak Q1 of 2016
* A one-off exceptional charge of approximately 20 million pounds ($25.77 million) will be taken in first half of 2017 in respect of redundancy, retention and training costs at home credit business Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ($1 = 0.7762 pounds) (Reporting By Rachel Armstrong)
UPDATE 1-Bitcoin exchange operator tied to hacks gets 5-1/2 years U.S. prison
NEW YORK, June 27 A Florida man was sentenced on Tuesday to 5-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to operating an illegal bitcoin exchange suspected of laundering money for hackers and linked to a data breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Marcato threatens to replace Deckers' board in case of no sale
June 27 Activist investor Marcato Capital Management said on Tuesday it will seek to replace Deckers Outdoor Corp's board if the footwear maker's review of strategic alternatives did not result in a sale of the company.