Business News of Wednesday, 5 December 2018
FBNBank Ghana Limited has received an inflow of $72.5 million from its parent bank, First Bank of Nigeria to shore up its capital to meet the Bank of Ghana’s new minimum capital requirement.
The bank is liaising with the Bank of Ghana and other government agencies in order to obtain the necessary approval.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Managing Director of the Bank, Mr Gbenga Odeyemi.
“FBNBank Ghana Limited is delighted to announce to its stakeholders, customers and the general public that it has received a capital injection from First Bank of Nigeria Limited, its parent bank to enable it to meet the Bank of Ghana’s revised minimum capital requirement for recapitalisation,” the statement added.
It would be recalled that in September 2018, the Managing Director of the bank assured the general public that FBNBank Ghana Limited was committed to meeting this requirement before the stipulated deadline of December 31, 2018.
With this, FBNBank Ghana Limited is in a pole position and remains a solid and a dependable financial partner with a strong financial base.
Mr Odeyemi further stated that FBNBank Ghana Limited remains resolute in its quest to put its customers and stakeholders at the heart of the bank’s business and the clear leader and Ghana’s bank of first choice that delivers value and excellence.
FBNBank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a sub-Saharan African premier banking brand with over 124 years’ experience in banking and finance.
The bank currently has 19 branches and 2 agencies across the country.