NIC Bank

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NIC Bank
Public company: NSE: NINC
Industry Financial Services
Founded 1959
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Key people
J.P.M.Ndegwa
Chairman
John Gachora
Managing Director[1]
Products Loans, Savings, Checking, Investments, Debit Cards, Credit Cards
Revenue IncreaseAftertax:US$37.6 million (KES:3.246 billion) (2013)
Total assets US$1.308 billion (KES:112.92 billion) (2013)
Number of employees
783 (2012)
Website Homepage

NIC Bank, whose full name is National Industrial Credit Bank, is a commercial bank in Kenya, the largest economy in the East African Community. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya, the country's central bank and national banking regulator.[2]

Overview[edit]

NIC Bank is a large financial services provider in East Africa. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the bank owns subsidiary companies in Kenya, Uganda and a controlling interest (51% shareholding), in NIC Bank Tanzania, a commercial bank in neighboring Tanzania. In May 2012, NIC Bank opened a 100% subsidiary, NC Bank Uganda. As of December 2013, NIC Bank's total asset base was valued at about US$1.308 billion (KES:112.92 billion), with shareholder's equity of approximately US$204.2 million (KES:17.631 billion).[3] At that time, the bank was ranked number 9, by assets, out of 43 license banks in the country.[4]

History[edit]

The bank was founded in 1959 as a joint venture by Standard Bank Limited and Mercantile Credit Company Limited, both headquartered in South Africa and the United Kingdom respectively. NIC was initially a non-bank financial institution (NBFI). In 1971, NIC became a public company, by listing on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, where it still trades today under the symbol: NNIC. In 1995, the Central Bank of Kenya required all NBFIs in the country to either convert to fully fledged commercial banks or close shop. NIC applied for and was granted a banking license that same year. In 1997, NIC Bank merged with African Mercantile Bank Limited (AMBank), a Kenyan financial institution.[5]

In May 2009, NIC Bank acquired a 51% shareholding interest in Savings and Finance Commercial Bank, a small Tanzanian retail bank with approximately US$30 million in assets and approximately US$5 million in shareholder's equity at the time.[6][7] Savings and Finance Commercial Bank rebranded to NIC Bank Tanzania, in keeping with the new shareholding structure. In November 2011, press reports indicated that NIC Bank was in advanced stages of opening a banking subsidiary in neighbouring Uganda.[8] NC Bank Uganda opened for business in May 2012.[9]

Branch Network[edit]

As at October 2014, NIC Bank had over 24 branches in Kenya.[10][11]

NIC Bank's partnership with Post Bank enabled the provision of cash collection services for its customers through Postbank’s network of 94 branches in Kenya.[12]

NIC Bank Group[edit]

NIC Bank together with its subsidiaries, which it owns, either wholly or partially, form the NIC Bank Group. Members of the group include:[13]

  1. NIC Bank – Retail bankingNairobi, Kenya Kenya 100% Shareholding
  2. NIC Capital – Investment bankingNairobi, Kenya Kenya 100% Shareholding
  3. NIC Capital Securities – Securities brokerageNairobi, Kenya Kenya – 100% Shareholding
  4. NIC Bank TanzaniaRetail bankingDar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania 69% Shareholding
  5. NC Bank UgandaRetail bankingKampala, Uganda Uganda 100% Shareholding.

Ownership[edit]

The stock of NIC Bank Group listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, where it trades under the symbol: NINC. The detailed shareholding in the company stock, as of December 2012, is represented in the table below:[14]


NIC Bank Stock Ownership
Rank Name of Owner Percentage Ownership
1 First Chartered Securities Limited 15.84
2 ICEA Asset Management Ltd A/c 2000 9.14
3 Livingstone Registrars Limited 8.62
4 Rivel Kenya Limited 8.29
5 Saimar Limited 4.13
6 Amwa Holdings Limited 2.10
7 Duncan Nderitu Ndegwa 1.63
8 Makimwa Consultants Limited 1.34
9 Standard Chartered Nominees A/C 9230 1.13
10 Murwoki Holdings Limited 1.07
11 Others via NSE 46.71
Total 100.00

Governance[edit]

The activities of NIC Bank are directed by a ten-person board of directors. J.P.M.Ndegwa, one of the non-Executive directors, serves as the Chairman. John Gachora is the Managing Director of the bank. He is assisted by seven other Senior Managers in supervising the day-to-day activities of NIC Bank.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corporate, News (25 July 2013). "NIC Bank Hires Barclays Executive As CEO". Business Daily Africa (Nairobi). Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  2. ^ CBK, . "Directory of Commercial Banks And Mortgage Finance Companies". Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  3. ^ NICBK, . (14 March 2014). "Audited 31 December Financial Statement of NIC Bank Kenya". NIC Bank Kenya (NICBK). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Bankelele, . (28 April 2014). "Kenya Bank Rankings By Assets In 2013". Bankelele.Co.Ke. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  5. ^ NICBK, . "The History of NIC Bank". NIC Bank Kenya (NICBK). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  6. ^ TI, . "NIC Bank Group Enters Tanzania Banking Sector". TanzaniaInvest.Com (TI) Quoting The EastAfrican. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Elinaza, Abduel (29 November 2010). "Tanzania: BOT Approves NIC Bank Take Over". Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam) via AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  8. ^ BDA, . "Kenyan NIC's Profit Up In January To September, Eyes Uganda". Business Daily Africa (BDA) Quoting Reuters. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Nation, Correspondent (29 April 2012). "NIC To Open Uganda Branch In Growth Drive". Daily Nation. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "NIC Bank Branch Network". NIC Bank Group. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Information Memorandum | NIC Rights Issue". NIC Bank Group. October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "NIC Rights Issue | Information Memorandum". NIC Bank Group. July 17, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ Wangalwa, Elayne (23 July 2014). "NIC Bank H1 Profits Up". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  14. ^ NICBK, . (20 February 2013). "NIC Bank Limited • Annual Report & Financial Statements • 31 December 2012 • The Top 10 Major Shareholders". NIC Bank Kenya (NICBK). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  15. ^ Business Daily, Reporter (25 July 2013). "NIC Bank Taps Diaspora for New Chief Executive". Business Daily Africa (Nairobi). Retrieved 6 August 2014. 

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