Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)
United Financial institution Restricted (UBL) declared a Consolidated Revenue Earlier than Tax (PBT) of Rs. 52.0 billion for the half 12 months ended June thirtieth 2023, with a formidable progress of fifty% over final 12 months. Revenue After Tax (PAT) was reported at Rs. 27.5 billion, with a two-fold enhance. Earnings per Share (EPS) was measured at Rs. 22.01 (H1’22: Rs. 9.77). The ROE for the present interval was reported at 26% (HI’22: 13%).
The asset base has crossed Rs. 3.4 trillion, deposits have reached Rs. 2.4 trillion and advances have been recorded at Rs. 916 billion as at Jun’23. The Financial institution’s gross revenues stood at Rs. 85.5 billion, rising by 36%, pushed by the buildup within the deposit base and effectively positioned funding portfolio. Web-markup revenue (NII) elevated by a strong progress of 54% to Rs. 72.3 billion for H1’23. The Financial institution’s Non-Fund Revenue (NFI) was reported at Rs. 13.1 billion for H1’23.
Home CASA deposits averaged Rs. 1.5 trillion for H1’23, with a progress of 13% 12 months on 12 months and a portfolio enhance of Rs. 167 billion. The common CASA to complete deposits ratio continued to strengthen and was measured at 90% in H1’23 (H1’22: 87%). Islamic banking stays a key precedence and UBL continues to develop inside this fast-growing phase. UBL Ameen’s department community stands at over 150 branches with 500 Islamic Banking Home windows (IBWs) all throughout Pakistan. The financial institution sees the Islamic phase as an incredible progress alternative and can proceed to construct on the UBL Ameen footprint.
UBL has embraced the digital age by providing a complete vary of digital banking companies. UBL’s digital banking platform has revolutionized monetary companies, offering handy, safe, and user-friendly options. In 2023, the variety of registered accounts reached 3.7 million growing by 27%. The variety of monetary transactions has elevated by 69%, whereas the fee worth of economic transactions has grown by 84% to over Rs. 2.1 trillion YTD Jun’23. The Financial institution is redefining the monetary panorama with a futuristic mindset, progressive concepts and effectively directed capital allocation in direction of know-how investments.
Department banking stays the muse of our enterprise, and we’re investing in our footprint whereas bettering service and workers ranges throughout the nation. UBL is dedicated to actively contribute to the event of the financial system as Pakistan’s main monetary establishment, with a serious presence throughout all sectors. We are going to proceed to construct on monetary inclusion within the nation and supply banking companies all through Pakistan throughout all our contact factors.
UBL’s most respected asset is our individuals, and the financial institution is dedicated to investing of their progress and growth. We stay extraordinarily centered on our customer support ranges, progress in digital banking, as we construct our franchise in coming years. We stay absolutely dedicated to delivering a powerful return on fairness, with an environment friendly capital base as we drive the group in direction of a bigger ambition.