Sidian Bank Posts KSh8mn Profit in Q3 2020 on 29% Loan Book Growth

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.
Sidian Bank, a mid-tier bank focusing on SMEs has recorded a profit before tax of Ksh72 million for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Sidian Bank posted a consolidated net profit after tax of Ksh8 million as of Q3 2020 an improvement from the net loss of Ksh85 million in Q2 2020.

The lender closed its Trade Finance business Ksh11.9 billion as of September 30, 2020.

The profitability was driven by the increased loan book which grew by 29 percent to Ksh18.4 billion from Ksh14.3 billion in the prior period growing the interest income on loans and lending fees.

Customer deposits grew by 24 percent to Ksh21.6 billion from Ksh17.5 billion in the prior period attributed to continued customer deposits mobilisation and increased customer transactions.

The balance sheet grew by 38 percent to Ksh33.6 billion from Ksh24.2 billion in the prior period.

Trade Finance continues to be a key pillar for the Bank through innovative solutions with flexible terms and quick turnaround time, the lender said.

The Bank recently launched an innovative product, Sidian Credible, that allows its customers as well as non-customers to apply for bid bonds on any device from the comfort of their offices and/or homes.

The Bank was recently awarded the ‘Best Bank in Digital Banking‘ in the 2020 Think Business Banking Awards.

“Our innovative solutions extend to a robust digital banking platform that includes internet banking for both personal and corporate customers, mobile banking and debit and credit cards, channels that have offered our customers cashless and convenient banking during the COVID- 19 pandemic period,” the lender said in a statement.

The Bank backed by its International Partners continues to support SMEs in different sectors of the economy.

“The Bank has fostered long term partnerships with East African Development Bank (EADB) through continued lending to the agricultural sector; the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO) through the continued provision of affordable credit to SME clients and privately-owned business enterprises; and Aqua for All through the financing of COVID-19 WASH loans to entrepreneurs in the Water, Sanitation & Health sector,” added the statement

“In support of businesses that have been affected by the COVID- 19 pandemic, the Bank continues to offer loan restructures, moratoriums and other concessions to customers.”

David Indeje is Khusoko’s Digital Editor, covering East African markets.

In my role as Community Engagement Editor For Khusoko, I care about our audience. engaging them, getting news delivered to them across a variety of platforms, and expanding the diversity of voices on our website.

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