|Transactions at a branch of SHB in Hà Nội. — Photo bizlive.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Sài Gòn-Hà Nội Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB) on Wednesday posted pre-tax profit of over VNĐ1.33 trillion (US$59.1 million) in the first nine months of the year.
This was an increase of 69 per cent from the same period last year.
The bank said the high profit was due to its strong growth in services, especially bancassurance.
SHB’s financial report revealed that its other important financial criteria saw high growth rate from the corresponding period last year and were expected to surpass the set target for 2017.
Its total assets reached more than VNĐ265.3 trillion, while capital mobilisation was VNĐ212 trillion, meeting with 97.55 per cent of the whole year’s target. The results have helped the bank ensure liquidity, stability and sustainable growth.
Its total outstanding loans were VNĐ191.7 trillion, up 18 per cent from the beginning of the year. Loans were focused on sectors with less risk and prioritised by the Government, such as agriculture, export, processing, manufacturing and hi-tech industries.
The bank’s chartered capital reached nearly VNĐ11.2 trillion. The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) allowed SHB to increase its chartered capital to over VNĐ12 trillion, which was approved at this year’s SHB shareholder meeting.
SHB said it had targeted safe and sustainable development as its first priority. Its safe indexes have always met the central bank’s standards. Its Capital Adequacy Ratio reached 12.15 per cent, which was higher than SBV’s stipulation.
SHB expanded its network this year to Hà Nam, Hà Tĩnh, Đăk Lăk, Bình Định and Tây Ninh provinces. The bank will also open a new representative office in Myanmar to increase its presence in Southeast Asia.
The bank currently has 7,000 employees and 500 transaction points in Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia to serve some four million customers. — VNS