Techcombank has reported before-tax profit of VND5.5 trillion in the first quarter of the year, increasing 76.8 per cent from the same period last year.
The bank continues to lead the market with a healthy 3.5 per cent return on assets (ROA) for the twelve months ending March 31, 2021. Capital position remains robust with Basel II CAR of 15.8 per cent at quarter end.
"Our robust first quarter performance built on the strong momentum from the fourth quarter of 2020. We continue to focus on consistent execution of our strategy and invest in digitalisation to scale our business to meet the needs of our growing customer base. For 2021 our priority will be on building foundational capabilities in data, digital, and talent to deliver the 2021-25 plan. While the benefits of these investments will become more evident over time we can see already some of the upside potential in parts of our business like bancassurance where improvements in digital, data and people have led to an 80.5 per cent year-on-year growth in the first quarter," said Techcombank CEO Jens Lottner.
The bank's Total Operating Income (TOI) grew 46.2 per cent to VND8.9 trillion in 2020, outpacing the 15.7 per cent increase in operating expenses.
Its total assets were VND462.8 trillion at the end of the first quarter, an increase of 18.1 per cent from a year ago. Total credit provided to customers as of March 31, 2021 was VND336.2 trillion, 26.7 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year.
The bank remains one of the best capitalised banks in Viet Nam with a Basel II Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of 15.8 per cent, nearly two times higher than the Basel II Pillar I minimum requirement of 8 per cent.
NPL ratio was 0.4 per cent as at March 31, 2021, against 1.1 per cent last year and 0.5 per cent at the end of 2020.
Consolidated results also benefited from the robust performance of Techcom Securities (TCBS) which recorded revenues of VND1 trillion up 60.9 per cent year-on-year and before-tax profit of VND843 billion. TCBS captured 68 per cent of the corporate bond brokerage market share and more than 30 profit market share of new securities account openings in the first quarter of 2021.
TCBF, an open-ended bond fund managed by TCBS, continued to be the largest bond fund in the market with VND28.6 trillion, up 91 per cent year-on-year.
Techcombank added 245,000 net new customers in the three month period to bring total customers served to 8.6 million. Retail customer transaction volume during the period through Techcombank's e-banking channels increased to 136.9 million and value of transactions were nearly VND2 quadrillion, up 88.6 per cent and 101.8 per cent year-on-year, respectively. — VNS
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