Meezan Bank is one of the largest banks in Pakistan in terms of deposits, which closed at Rs1.45 trillion – up by 16 percent from December 2020.
In terms of deposit base, Meezan Bank is now in the fourth position following Habib Bank Limited, National Bank of Pakistan, and United Bank of Pakistan. HBL ranked number one with deposits of more than Rs3 trillion, followed by NBP which has Rs2.5 trillion in deposits while UBL deposits stand at Rs1.5 trillion.
Meezan Bank Limited recorded excellent results for the year ended December 31, 2021, with Profit after tax of Rs28.4 billion as compared to Rs22.2 billion in the corresponding period last year – reflecting an impressive growth of 28 percent. EPS of the Bank increased to Rs17.43 per share against Rs13.62 per share in December 2020 on the enhanced capital of Rs16.2 billion. The Board approved 15 percent (Rs1.50 per share) final cash dividend for the year, bringing the total payout for the year to 60 percent (Rs6 per share) as 45 percent (Rs4.50 per share) interim cash dividend was paid in addition to 15 percent bonus shares issued during the year.
The Bank is a well-capitalized institution with Capital Adequacy Ratio of 17.81 percent – well above the minimum regulatory requirement of 11.50 percent. During the year 2021, the VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (VIS) upgraded the Bank’s Credit Rating to the highest possible level of AAA.
The Bank continued to maintain its leadership in the Roshan Digital Account (RDA) initiative with a market share of 23 percent in terms of total RDA deposits of Pakistan’s Banking Industry. The Bank also supported other SBP-led initiatives for increasing financial inclusion, resulting in increase in the Bank’s total exposure under various SBP refinance schemes by more than 35 percent.
The Bank expanded its geographical outreach by adding 87 new branches during the year, bringing its network to 902 branches in 290 cities. The Bank also has a large network of 964 ATMs (2020: 880 ATMs) across the country and its Mobile Banking App has been consistently ranked as the No.1 Mobile Banking App in Pakistan by both Apple Store and Google Play Store.