Zenith leads 12 other Nigerian banks in world top 1000

 Zenith Bank tops Nigerian banks in this year’s Top 1000 World Banks Ranking of The Banker Magazine of the Financial Times Group, London, United Kingdom. The 13 banks that made the ranking are Zenith Bank, First Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank, United Bank for Africa, Ecobank, Fidelity Bank, First City Monument Bank, Skye Bank, Diamond Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Union Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

Zenith Bank moved 35 places from 322 in the world last year to 287, First Bank moved from 338 to 367, Guaranty Bank moved to 417 from 455, Access Bank moved to 506 from 541 and UBA moved to 553 from 563.

In the capital asset ratio of soundness parametre, Zenith Bank came top at 17.70 per cent followed by Guaranty Trust Bank at 16.23 per cent.

Godwin Emefiele, Zenith MD
Third is Fidelity Bank at 15.67 per cent, Standard Chartered Nigeria is fourth at 13.38 per cent followed by FCMB at 12.00 per cent and First Bank at 11.96 per cent, Access Bank at 11.60 per cent, Stanbic IBTC at 11.55 per cent,  Ecobank at 11.14 per cent, Skye Bank at 9.90 per cent, UBA at 7.65 per cent, Diamond Bank at 7.31 per cent, and Union Bank at 6.35 per cent. According to a press release from the Country Representative – Nigeria of The Banker, Mr. Kunle Ogedengbe, 13 Nigerian banks made the ranking this year and it saw the return of Union Bank to the league of top global banks.
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