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|Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by kirajustice: 8:04pm On Apr 29, 2019|
Shareholders of Fidelity Bank Plc are in for greater returns in 2019 financial year with the lender’s sustained investment in digital innovations that would engender enhanced customer service delivery and open fresh streams of revenue.
Indications to this effect were given in Lagos, Friday by the Fidelity Bank CEO, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo during the Bank’s 31th Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the audited financial report for the year ended December 31, 2018, was presented to shareholders.
According to Okonkwo, the bank will not relent on efforts to increase the adoption rates and migration of customers to its digital banking platform. “We are investing heavily in digital technologies to drive our retail strategy, reduce cost and consequently improve revenue and returns for our shareholders” he stated.
With 25 percent of the bank’s fee-based income coming from digital banking, the Fidelity boss disclosed that the lender is introducing a digital lending solution and AI-Chatbots to spur further growth in the industry verticals, where it currently operates.
On the overall outlook of the bank, Okonkwo said Fidelity Bank was on track towards breaking in to the league of Tier 1 bank by 2022. “The 2018 financial year marked the beginning of the second phase of the growth aspirations of your Bank and I am happy, we closed the year impressively”, he stated.
Gross earnings in FY2018 increased by 4.8 percent to close at N188.9 billion driven primarily by 22.7 percent growth in earning assets. Total deposit, increased by 26.3 percent to N979.4 billion from N775.3 billion, just as current and domiciliary accounts grew in double digit
In other indices Profit Before Tax soared by 30.6% to N25.1BN, when compared with the 19.2BN it recorded in 2017. Similarly Profit After Tax (PAT) increased by 29.0 percent to N22.9 billion from N17.8 billion in 2017.
Shareholders commended management and staff for growing the fortunes of the bank in the last financial year. They made a plea for better returns in 2019 and unanimously approved the proposed dividend of N3.19 billion, which translates to 11kobo per ordinary share of 50k held by investors at the close of business on April 12, 2019.
Chairman, Association for the Advancement of the Rights of Nigerian Shareholders, Dr. Farouk Umar who lauded the bank for its consistent dividend payout, charged Management to continue to record better financial performances.
Mr. Timothy Adesiyan, President, Nigeria Shareholders Solidarity Association (NSAN) extolled the bank for its impressive showing in digital banking. “Digital banking has shown us increased profitability and progress. Kudos to Fidelity Bank he said.
Whilst commending the management of Fidelity Bank for its participation in the Bank of Industry (BOI) Traders Moni Scheme, he said “we are quite appreciative that the cost of risk has reduced considerably in the bank from 1.5 percent in 2017 to 0.5 percent”.
Speaking during the meeting, Chairman, Board of Directors, Mr. Ernest Ebi assured shareholders that the Board will continue to provide the right leadership at Board level, with focus on governance, risk management and capital preservation. “Every action and everything we have done thus far have been around these areas. The fundamentals are very strong we intend to keep things that way” he said.
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by TheTourist: 8:19pm On Apr 29, 2019|
My dividend was
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:04pm On Apr 29, 2019|
All our banks are 'cashing to the bank' big time.....rightly so!
......we are quite appreciative that the cost of risk has reduced considerably in the bank from 1.5 percent in 2017 to 0.5 percent”This sounds cool.
Good to know.
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|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by maryjames9(m): 9:05pm On Apr 29, 2019|
Nigeria banks and their shares performance this year besides Sterling have been anything but sterling. May be Unity bank has the potential to make a northward movement. Na to dey collect dividends remain because shares of boys Don dey make a whooping -50 percent floppy "gain" since the beginning of the year thanks to massive crash in NSE index and the terrible performance of Nigeria economy so far this year.
Need I mention that these banks AKA Corporate Thieves will only make their money from senseless debits on their customers accounts with Central Bank as their accomplices in the crime. How I wish Fintech takes over with bitcoin massive acceptance. Time to kick out those corporate thieves into oblivion and irrelevance.
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by Cryomancer: 9:05pm On Apr 29, 2019|
Assures of greater returns through digitization and scamming through maintenance charge and unsolicited sms charges abi?
Yahoo Yahoo banks.....
It's high time I opened an account with Rekardo Banks.
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by Nobody: 9:05pm On Apr 29, 2019|
Pls when will they kindly release the 200naira they deducted from my acct.
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by cardoctor(m): 9:05pm On Apr 29, 2019|
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by ZibahGuy: 9:11pm On Apr 29, 2019|
Fidelity wey go still charge you for transfer to same fidelity account.... I no fit forget d day I trekked go ATM stand to withdraw my last 1k.. I just got there to realise they've deducted 32 naira from dt 1k.. I no fit cry dt day.. Fidelity bank na wicked bank
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by nepapole(m): 9:36pm On Apr 29, 2019|
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by Asour: 10:48pm On Apr 29, 2019|
Fintech cannot soon take over traditional banking role. I foresee even the most successful fintech company in the Nigerian space to be a subsidiary of a top tier bank and not necessarily a standalone startup.
Banking = Trust, a bank can collapse in two weeks (maybe one) Based on perception of unreliability which has not been confirmed.
Banks are lucrative but very fickle.
I don't think ANY startup in Nigeria right now can operate FULL commercial banking services as a fintech company yet. none.
Trust is built gradually over years of demonstrable reliability not the fly by night "innovative" flashiness of startups today.
Success in banking still relies on good old trust/reliability and face to face communication (for the High Networth Individuals ) NOT technical chops of a tech startup who haven't yet convinced their family to bank with them .
I think It (the fintech startup) has to garner trust, demonstrate dependability, carve a niche market and grow as a specialized Non-bank financial institution first.
|Re: Fidelity Bank Holds AGM, Assures Of Greater Returns Through With Digitization by Phyde: 2:02pm On Apr 30, 2019|
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