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Stanbic Group's half-year profits up by 14% to Sh4.06bn

The bank attributed this to growth in revenue and cost management

In Summary

• Personal Business Banking deposits and loan book grew by 30 per cent and 20 per cent, compared to 13 per cent and 19 per cent growth for CIB respectively.

• Loans and advances increased to Sh161.91 billion, a 19 per cent growth from Sh136.47 billion.

Accounts: CFC Stanbic Bank CEO Greg Brackeneridge, CFC financial officer Abraham Ongenge and SBG Securities CEO Nkoregamba Mwebesa during the release of the half-year financial results yesterday.
Accounts: CFC Stanbic Bank CEO Greg Brackeneridge, CFC financial officer Abraham Ongenge and SBG Securities CEO Nkoregamba Mwebesa during the release of the half-year financial results yesterday.

Stanbic Group Plc's half-year results net profit increased by 14 per cent to Sh4.06 billion compared to Sh3.55 billion owing to better performance of the non-performing loans and prudent cost management.

The performance for the first six months to June was also driven by growth in the group's total revenue rose by 15 per cent to Sh12.83 billion from Sh11.17 billion due to increased loans and deposits.

Loans and advances increased to Sh161.91 billion, a 19 per cent growth from Sh136.47 billion.

 
 

According to the Stanbic Group, chief finance officer Abraham Ongenge said the bank has experienced a shift to a high personal business banking (PBB) from the corporate investment banking (CIB).

PBB deposits and loan book grew by 30 per cent and 20 per cent, compared to 13 per cent and 19 per cent growth for CIB respectively.

PBB's Net interest income grew by Sh21 per cent to Sh4.63 million fromSh3.83 million.

“This was driven by the acquisition of new bank to customers hence strengthening the balance sheet through loans. There was also an increased transaction on digital channels and forex,” Ongenge said.

At the same time, lending to the government also remained flat at 3 per cent in the period changing shift to customers.

This as the banks shun the low yields from the government securities.

During the period non-performing loans remained flat at 10 per cent from debt recovery provisions.

 
 

The provisions increased to Sh1.2 billion from Sh253 million over the period.

As at December 2018, the provisions made were Sh2.0 billion.

The listed has striven to repossess customers’ assets to cater for unpaid loans.

In 2018, the bank recovered Sh381.88 million. In March, it also began extended the process to Uber vehicles financed under the vehicle and asset finance


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