Cal Bank To Become A Tier One Bank

Listed bank, Cal Bank, has reaffirmed its responsibility of becoming a Tier One Bank very soon.

As per the bank, it has also positioned itself to develop its retail space by utilizing innovation and customer centricity.

As a feature of its strategy, the Bank has stayed tough in the midst of a global pandemic, in this manner taking some critical steps in its 3-year technique. The bank is however, working nonstop to address the challenges confronting it.

As indicated by Cal Bank, its capacities require solid development of the bank’s inward cycles, people, technology, risk management and customer service offerings.

Meanwhile, the bank’s net interest income decreased by 10.0% compared to the same period last year, resulting from a 30.5% decrease in interest from loans and advances.

The decrease in interest on loans and advances is partly attributable to a 12.9% reduction in gross loans due to the sell down of some significant loans in the last quarter of 2020, and partly due to a drop in the Ghana Reference Rate (GRR) from 14.77% in September 2020 to 13.46% at the end of September 2021.

Net commissions and fees increased by 34.9% against prior year on account of increased activities in the bank’s electronic banking services.

Net trading income and other income grew by over 119.8% when compared to prior-year. This was primarily driven by significant increases in fixed income trading activities.

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Income tax expense for the period increased by 38.2% compared to the same period last year albeit profit before tax increased by 26.2% for the same period.

The increase in the tax expense is attributable to the introduction of the 5% Financial Sector Recovery Levy on the profit before tax of banks.

However, the balance sheet remained robust, with total assets of the group increasing from 7.6 billion to 8.7 billion. This represents an increase of 13.9% during the review period and funded by the significant increase in deposits of 37.5%.

By and by, Cal has 31 branches in 4 regions of Ghana with 107 Automated Teller Machines. Its market capitalization is as of now 476.20 million, and Its current share price is 76 pesewas per share.

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