Family Bank Group has recorded a KES 3.7 billion Profit Before Tax for the full year ended 31 December 2022, a 12.2 % growth compared to KES 3.3 billion posted in 2021.
The revenue growth was catapulted by double-digit growth in revenues, customer loans and prudent investment decisions by the Bank.
Total revenues increased by 10.6% to KES 11.9 billion driven by 10.7% growth in net interest income that stood at KES 8.6 billion in the period under review largely as a result of exponential growth in interest income from loans and that of government securities which grew by 19.2% and 29.9% respectively in the period under review.
Customer loans grew by 21.6 % to close at KES 81.4 billion while net interest income increased by 10.7% to KES 8.6 billion. On the balance sheet side, total assets expanded by 15% from KES 111.7 billion to close at KES 128.5 billion in 2022. Non-funded income grew by 10.6% to KES 3.4 billion, an affirmation that our diversification strategy continues to pay off.
“In 2022, we focused on diversification of product offerings through the financing of second-hand importation and innovative finance for MSMEs in the water and sanitation sector. Through our fundraising partners, having raised over USD 56 billion, we have been able to increase our lending to various MSMEs as well as climate-friendly investments and women-led businesses in education, health, agriculture, energy and manufacturing sectors. This is evidenced by the growth of our revenues, amidst the complex operating environment with the General Elections, drought, impact of the Ukraine-Russia War and post-pandemic recovery,” said Family Bank CEO Rebecca Mbithi.
“We are confident of our performance in 2023 having put in place an aggressive strategy that prioritises heavy investment in digital banking and roll out of agri-finance products as we seek to strengthen our balance sheet through the adoption of additional core capital and long-term debt while driving operational efficiencies across our businesses,” added Ms Mbithi.
In 2022, customer deposits grew by 8.5% to close at KES. 88.9 billion compared to KES 81.9 billion recorded in a similar period in 2021. Staff costs grew by 33% due to the Group’s investment in training staff and attracting top-notch talent to support its aggressive strategy and to deliver exceptional service to the customers.
There was a significant reduction in the Group’s loan loss provisions by 35.6% to settle at KES. 495.1 million against KES. 768.1 billion recorded in 2021. Net non-performing loans increased by 18.4% to close at KES 5.6 billion in 2022 compared to KES 4.8 billion in 2021.
The Bank has declared a total dividend of KES 0.62 per share. Shareholders’ funds grew by 3.3% to close at KES 16.1 billion. The Group’s Profit After Tax for 2022 stood at KES 2.2 billion. The Bank’s capital and liquidity ratios remain strong, adequately above the regulatory requirement.
Recently, the Bank has acquired a KES 3.9 billion (USD 30 million) lending facility for trade & Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) from the African Development Bank Group (AFDB) to promote onward lending to SMEs in health, renewable energy and agriculture and reduce the SME finance gap, especially for women-led businesses.