The insurer, which has grown its interim dividend by five per cent for the past four years, could either rebase the payout to a higher level or up its growth rate to as much as eight per cent, according to one analyst.
Prudential is expected to expand earnings per share at a double-digit rate for the next three years. In the first half it generated £1.1bn, £460m of which was repatriated to the UK and £318m of which was paid out.
Referring to a potential upgrading of the dividend, finance director Nic Nicandrou said: “It’s something where we’ll get a decision as we come to that point. We think being consistent is very important.”