Suncorp Group released their half year result to 31 December 2016 which was broadly in line with our expectations. The company delivered top line growth of 4.3% and net profit after tax of AUD537 million, up 1.3% from the prior corresponding period. The company also announced a 10% increase to its interim dividend to AUD 0.33 per share. Gross written premium improved in both the Australian and the New Zealand general insurance markets.