Seven under-performing banks operate in Nigeria – Latest Reports

An experiment led by a Dubai-based global venture bank, Arqaam Capital, has shown that seven Nigerian banks are undercapitalised to the tune of N1tn ($3.2bn).

It additionally reported that two different banks were near being wiped out.

The venture bank said the Nigeria’s investment money industry “is encountering an out and out budgetary emergency” as fizzled financial and fiscal strategies had prompted a credit crunch.

The stress test distinguished the undercapitalised banks as First Bank of Nigeria, Unity Bank Plc, Diamond Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc, FCMB Group Plc, Sterling Bank Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc.

In a messaged note on Monday, investigators at the speculation bank and financier, Jaap Meijer and Tarek Sleiman, said capital sufficiency proportions in Nigerian banks were set to intensify in view of the deterioration of the naira and gigantic non-performing loans,Bloomberg reported.

“Our basic analysis uncovers seven undercapitalised banks” with a shortfall of as much as N1tn ($3.2bn) in the money related framework,” Meijer and Sleiman said.

“Unity Bank and Skye Bank are near being ruined, while loan specialists, FBN Holdings Plc and Sterling Bank Plc, will require a dilutive capital climb,” they included.

The influenced banks responded to the provide details regarding Monday, saying there was no particle of truth in the report.

The representative for First Bank, Mr. Babatunde Lasaki, said, “First Bank is not undercapitalised. We are still inside the business administrative limit. This is their assessment. Our position has been distributed in our half-year report; it is not the one from a venture bank or a theoretical report. Our Q3 report will soon be distributed.”

Additionally responding, a representative for Diamond Bank, Ikechukwu Mike Omeife, said, “Our bank is solid. Our capital-sufficiency proportion and non-performing advances are inside the statutory necessities.”

A top source at the Unity Bank said the bank was all the while meeting its commitments.

The source, who did not have any desire to be cited, said, “Our money related position has been improved. We have quite recently moved our make a beeline for Lagos keeping in mind the end goal to be nearer to the market and retail advertise. All these vital venture choices have shored up market trust in the bank.”

Likewise, a top authority of Skye Bank, who talked on state of namelessness, said the bank was not near being wiped out.

The source said the Central Bank of Nigeria had issued an announcement, expressing that the bank was not troubled.

To make a capital cradle, Sterling Bank is wanting to issue a N27bn security and “if the loan cost looks better, we will do it this year,” the Sterling Bank Chief Financial Officer, Abubakar Suleiman, told Bloomberg.

The representative for FCMB, Mr. Diran Olojo, couldn’t remark quickly.

Fidelity Bank did not give any reaction on the advancement.


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