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GTBank Releases 2017 Half Year Audited Results... Reports Profit before Tax of ₦101.1Billion

GTBank Releases 2017 Half Year Audited Results... Reports Profit before Tax of ₦101.1Billion

Lagos, Nigeria – August, 2017 Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its audited financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2017 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges. A review of the half year performance, shows positive growth across all key financial metrics and improved strategic positioning of the brand. Gross earnings for the period grew by 2% to ₦214.1billion from ₦209.9billion reported in the June 2016; driven primarily by growth in investment securities income as well as income from risk assets. Profit before tax stood at ₦101.1billion, representing a growth of 18% over ₦85.69billion recorded in the corresponding period of June 2016.The Bank’s loan book dipped by 6% from ₦1.590trillion recorded as at December 2016 to ₦1.491trillion in June 2017 and customer deposits decreased by 1% to ₦1.966trillion from ₦1.986trillion in December 2016. The Bank closed the half year ended June 2017 with Total Assets and Contingents of ₦3.75trillion... Read More

 

2nd January, 2014

 

Nigerian-based bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Fina Bank.



Balivada Rao, the managing director of Fina Bank Rwanda, a subsidiary of the Kenyan-based lender, confirmed the buy-out over the week.



Rao said the deal will benefit clients and the bank in terms of products innovation and service delivery.



The takeover deal is worth about $100m (Rwf67.5b).



Earlier in July, 2013, GTBank and the shareholders of Fina Bank entered into a share sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of the stake. The agreement was, however, subject to customary regulatory approvals from the central bank.



The development means that all Fina Bank branches across the region; in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda will now be renamed and rebranded as subsidiaries of GTBank, Rao said.



GTBank joins a list of other West African banks, including Ecobank and Access Bank, which have ventured into the East African region to tap into its fast-growing economies and opportunities.

 

 

Source: www.newtimes.co.rw

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