|Public company: NSE: NINC|
|Products||Loans, Savings, Checking, Investments, Debit Cards, Credit Cards|
|Revenue||Aftertax:US$37.6 million (KES:3.246 billion) (2013)|
|Total assets||US$1.308 billion (KES:112.92 billion) (2013)|
Number of employees
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.
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[update], 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). At that time, the bank was ranked number 9, by assets, out of 43 license banks in the country.
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.
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. 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. NC Bank Uganda opened for business in May 2012.
NIC Bank Group
- NIC Bank – Retail banking – Nairobi, Kenya 100% Shareholding
- NIC Capital – Investment banking – Nairobi, Kenya 100% Shareholding
- NIC Capital Securities – Securities brokerage – Nairobi, Kenya – 100% Shareholding
- NIC Bank Tanzania – Retail banking – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 69% Shareholding
- NC Bank Uganda – Retail banking – Kampala, Uganda 100% Shareholding.
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:
|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|
|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|
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.
On 21 June 2016, the Central Bank of Kenya appointed NIC Bank as asset and liabilities consultant for Imperial Bank Limited (in receivership). Effectively, NIC Bank took over the responsibility of returning funds to the failed bank's deposit customers. The agreement also allows NIC to acquire some of the deposits, assets and liabilities of Imperial once its receiver manager the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation starts liquidating the bank. The 28 branches and all 470 former employees of Imperial Bank will be taken over by NIC Bank.
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