The Banker has revealed its annual rating of the world’s 1,000 greatest banks, as measured by their degree of tier 1 capital – with 5 South African banks making the listing in 2020.
That is down from seven banks in 2019, with Capitec and African Financial institution dropping from the rating.
The group famous that regardless of South Africa getting into a recession within the fourth quarter of 2019 – its second in two years – and extreme electrical energy blackouts inflicting widespread disruption throughout all sectors of the economic system, the nation’s banks nonetheless managed to develop their tier 1 capital.
Nevertheless, the outlook for 2020 stays bleak, it mentioned.
“Coronavirus containment measures (are) set to compound structural weak spot within the economic system. The Worldwide Financial Fund forecasts gross home product will contract by 5.8% in 2020, earlier than rebounding by 4% the next yr.”
Commonplace Financial institution has maintained its place because the nation’s greatest financial institution, recording $10.54 billion in tier 1 capital in 2020.
That is adopted by FirstRand, which is closing the hole with the nation’s chief, The Banker famous.
“Whereas Commonplace Financial institution’s earnings for 2019 have been constrained by the troublesome working circumstances in South Africa, the financial institution retained its prime place nationally, with its Tier 1 capital place enhancing by 8.16% to $10.5 billion and its complete asset base rising by 9.73%,” the group mentioned.
“Nevertheless, the financial institution’s High 1000 total place fell to 152 from 149 within the 2019 rating.”
Commonplace Financial institution’s pre-tax income proceed to return in forward of its rivals, although a major loss by ICBC Commonplace – a part of the Chinese language banking group Industrial and Business Financial institution of China wherein it co-invests – noticed total pre-tax income rise by simply 1.4% for the yr.
FirstRand, in the meantime, comes second for efficiency, and first total for soundness. It additionally scored extremely for return on danger, profitability and operational effectivity, The Banker mentioned.
Within the total rankings for South Africa, Absa follows in third, with Nedbank and Investec additionally sustaining their fourth and fifth locations, respectively.
The most important banks in South Africa
|#||Financial institution||2019 Tier 1 Capital $m||2020 Tier 1 Capital $m||Change|
|152||Commonplace Financial institution||9 752||10 547||+8.2%|
|169||FirstRand||8 231||9 163||+11.3%|
|190||Absa||6 848||7 773||+13.5%|
|232||Nedbank||5 109||5 713||+11.8%|
|463||Investec||2 801||2 167||-22.6%|
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