GTBank grows deposit to N3.7trn in Q1’21

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has grown its total deposit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 (Q1’21) to N3.717 trillion, representing 3.0 percent increase compared to N3.611 trillion recorded in Q1’20.

The financial report of the bank for the period released in the Nigerian Exchange Limited, however, showed that the bank’s profit before tax dropped by 7.8 percent to N53.7 billion from N58.2 billion recorded in the corresponding period in Q1’20.

The bank’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) remained very strong, closing at 26.1 percent, while asset quality was sustained as Non-Performing Loan (NPL) ratio and Cost of Risk (COR) closed at 6.1 percent and 0.11 percent in March 2021 from 6.0 percent and 0.08 percent in March 2020 respectively.