Kuala Lumpur, 8 November 2005
Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad today announced a net profit before tax of RM 17.1 million for the first financial period ended 30th September 2005. The reported period is from the date of incorporation on 28th March 2005 to the period ended 30th September 2005
The Bank is a 100% subsidiary of Hong Leong Bank Berhad. All assets and liabilities were transferred over to the Islamic Bank from Hong Leong Bank Berhad on 1st July 2005. Previously, it operated as an `Islamic window’ in Hong Leong Bank Berhad.
The Islamic Bank showed good momentum by contributing 9% to the Hong Leong Bank group’s pre-tax profits for the reported quarter ended 30th September 2005.
It had shown good balance sheet growth, with the Financing base at RM 3.6 billion and the Deposits from customers at RM 4.2 billion. Loan to deposit ratio stood at 85%.
To expand our product range and innovate on the Islamic offerings, we have launched new products such as Hong Leong One Account-i (current account) and enhanced `daily rest’ Islamic Mortgage Flexi-i.
The Islamic Bank’s risk-weighted capital ratio stood at 14.33% as of 30th September 2005, supported by an initial share capital base of RM 500 million. This is above the regulatory minimum of 8%.
Press Release - 8/11/2005