Unity Bank Plc, a renowned retail lender, has announced a remarkable Q3 performance, posting gross earnings of N38.2 billion for the nine-month period concluding on September 30, 2023.
During this period, customer deposits surged by 5% to reach N344.4 billion, affirming the bank’s solid business growth and fostering customer trust.
The bank’s unaudited nine-month results, which was disclosed to the Nigerian Exchange Group Limited, highlight its consistent commitment to an expansionary and customer-centric model.
Total loans and advances reached N222.8 billion, with interest and similar income amounting to N33 billion, emphasizing the bank’s strategic emphasis on nurturing asset creation that delivers shareholder returns.
Key highlights from the financial report include total assets standing at N423.4 billion and net fee and income commission totaling N4.4 billion within the same period.
Nevertheless, the recent impact of FX regulations adversely affected the bank’s bottom line, a situation that can potentially be reversed with a stronger Naira.
Mrs. Tomi Somefun, the Managing Director/CEO of Unity Bank Plc, commented on the results, expressing the bank’s determination to recapitalize the institution, fuel asset creation, introduce innovative products to effectively compete in new markets, and continually drive digital banking innovation to overcome current challenges.
She pointed out that the steadily increasing deposit position is a testament to market confidence in Unity Bank, which is integral to the bank’s business strategy for the short and medium term.
The bank aims to boost transactions and profitability as it seeks sustainable returns.
Somefun also revealed the bank’s success in growing its digital banking services and expansion plans for an enhanced retail franchise, fintech partnerships, consumer banking, innovative retail loans, and diversified portfolio investments.
These endeavors contribute to an optimistic outlook for the bank’s future.
Analysts anticipate that Unity Bank’s short and medium-term market engagement, combined with a focus on expanding its retail offerings, will result in increased income streams, bolstered market share, and a stronger financial position in the coming days.