What has gone wrong with Provident Financial?
It all started so innocuously. In February, Provident hailed "a strong set of results" in February, as it announced its pre-tax profits had risen 26% in 2016 to £343.9m.
At the same time, chief executive Peter Crook outlined the ambition to transform the operating model of its doorstep lending operations.
Fast forward six months to today and Crook is gone, following the managing director of the consumer credit division, Mark Stevens, out of the door. He leaves behind a company in turmoil facing a very uncertain future.
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