26.10.2020, 17:46

Top private lender posts 20 pct profit growth

Top private lender posts 20 pct profit growth

Revenues surged nearly 34 percent to VND19.3 trillion, with double-digit growth in income from net interest and services, the bank said.

Techcombank, which has been the most profitable private lender in the country in recent years, increased its provision for bad debts by 3.6 times to VND2.2 trillion.

Other banks have also increased their bad debt provisions as the risk of non-repayment rises as the Covid-19 pandemic hurts businesses and affects their ability to repay debts.

Techcombank’s provisions helped its bad debt ratio fall from 1.3 percent earlier this year to 0.6 percent by the end of September.

The bank posted a credit growth of 8 percent in the first nine months. The State Bank of Vietnam has targeted an 11-14 percent
credit growth
for the industry this year against 12-18 percent in the last three years.