FinBank

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FinBank
Private
Industry Financial Services
Founded 2006
Headquarters Lagos, Nigeria
Key people
Theo Chike Osanakpo, Chairman
Suzanne Iroche, Group Managing Director & CEO
Products Loans, Checking, Savings, Investments, Debit Cards, Credit Cards
Revenue US$6.3 million (2008)
Total assets US$3 billion+ (2008)
Website Homepage

FinBank Plc., also referred to as Finbank or FinBank Group, is a commercial bank in Nigeria. It is one of the twenty-five (25) commercial banks licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the country's banking regulator.[1]

Overview[edit]

In 2012, FinBank merged with First City Monument Bank(FCMB), allowing them to become the 7th largest bank in Nigeria in terms of branch network and coverage. Prior to the merger, FinBank had about 180 branches in the 36 states of Nigeria. Post Merger, the new bank (FCMB) has over 310 branches, including a branch in the United Kingdom and business office in South Africa. FinBank is still recognized as one of the largest financial services provider in West Africa over the last decade. As of December 2008, the bank's total assets were in excess of US$3 billion, with shareholders' equity of approximately US$70 million.[2] The stock of FinBank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, where it trades under the symbol: FIBP.[3]

History[edit]

The bank was established in 2006, as First Inland Bank Plc, by the merger of four (4) indigenous financial services institutions namely: (a) First Atlantic Bank Plc, (b) Inland Bank Plc, (c) NUB International Bank Limited and (d) IMB International Bank.[4] In September 2008, First Inland Bank rebranded as FinBank.[5] In 2009, the Central Bank of Nigeria, found nine (9) Nigerian commercial banks to be under-capitalized. FinBank was one of them. The Central Bank rescued the nine banks with bridge funding until permanent investors could be found to provide new capital to meet statutory limits. In November 2010, both FinBank and First City Monument Bank (FCMB) announced that FCMB has expressed interest in acquiring shareholding and become the strategic investor in FinBank.In 2012, FinBank Merged with First City Monument Bank(FCMB).[6]

Subsidiaries[edit]

The bank maintains the following subsidiary companies, as of November 2010:

Governance[edit]

The governing body of FinBank is the fifteen (15) member Board of Directors, five (5) of whom are executive directors and ten (10) are non-executive. Theo Chike Osanakpo, one of the non-executive Directors is the Chairman of the Board, having served in that capacity since 2006. Suzanne Iroche is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, serving in that capacity since 2009.[7]

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