Financial services group FirstRand which owns FNB, Rand Merchant Bank and WesBank has taken a hefty profit hit as consumers struggled to repay loans.
Headlines earnings were down 38 percent.
The group noted a sharp increase in the number of customers applying for debt relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 300,000 individuals applied.
The retail arm FNB took a 31 percent drop in normalised earnings at its retail segment.
No final dividend was declared by the bank.
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