The profits of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) – Egypt, before tax, increased by 48% year-on-year to EGP 924m at the end of September 2021, while net profits amounted to EGP 379m, an increase of 2.6%.
ADCB Egypt’s customer deposits portfolio registered EGP 40.1bn at the end of September 2021, rising by 37.9%.
Moreover, the total value of loans and lending facilities offered to ADCB’s customers increased to EGP 20.1bn during the same period, reflecting 20.4% growth.
Ihab El-Sewerky, Managing Director and CEO of the bank said: “We are proud of the success and achievements made during the first year of launching the bank with its new brand in Egypt, despite the challenges, which have only motivated us to speed up the implementation of our five-year strategy, with the aim of the most preferred bank among customers.”
“The bank was able to achieve strong growth and proceed at a steady pace, which was reflected in the financial performance indicators throughout the year. The bank managed to become the fastest growing in terms of digital transformation, which reinforces the commitment to providing the best banking services. We have digitised many of our transactions in record time, which was welcomed by our customers, as the number of digital services users increased 320%, and digital transactions increased by 50%.
He continued: “We look forward to further growth and development in all the services of the bank to continue its expansion plans and broaden the customer base, while achieving sustainable value and community service, in line with Egypt’s vision and the directives of the Central Bank of Egypt.”
The bank’s financial indicators showed an outstanding performance in general, as the rate of return on equity (RoE) reached 11%, after increasing the bank’s issued and paid-up capital from EGP 1.474bn to EGP 5bn, an increase of EGP 3.526bn. The net income from revenue increased by 40.8%, while the net income from fees and commissions increased by 85.8% at the end of the third quarter compared to a year earlier.
The bank was keen on achieving efficiency and control expenses, which led to a decrease in cost to income by 4%, despite the interest in investing in strengthening the technological infrastructure and keeping pace with the growth plan.
The bank’s clients increased by 10%. ADCB- Egypt reduced the non-performing loan ratio to 4% while maintaining the quality and diversity of the loan portfolio.
The bank’s capital adequacy ratio reached 24.7%, exceeding the established supervisory limit, and allowing the bank to continue with its ambitious expansion plan.
In the same context, the major corporate finance sector at ADCB – Egypt is working to attract new customers in multiple sectors, in addition to supporting existing customers in their daily transactions and developing their business, in line with the bank’s expansion strategy.
According to the bank’s indicators, the large corporate loan portfolio increased by 20% at the end of September 2021 compared to the end of December 2020, and the bank also achieved a 41% increase in the small and medium enterprise loan portfolio.
ADCB – Egypt is working on expanding in the field of retail banking, by achieving leadership in the field of digital banking services and products, which the Emirati group is distinguished for regionally. The size of the retail banking portfolio for individuals amounted to about EGP 7.4bn at the end of September 2021, compared to EGP 6.2bn at the end of December 2020.