Jaiz Bank grows investment portfolios by N7.5b

Jaiz Bank has increased its investment portfolios by N7.5bn within the last two years. The investments represent an increase of 380 per cent from the N1.9bn in January 2012 to the current N9.4bn. In terms of profitability, the bank grew its total earnings by more than 750 per cent during the year. Jaiz has expanded its operation from just 3 branches to 13 branches since 2012. It plans to operate in every state capital of Nigeria before the fifth year of operation. In December, 2013, the bank submitted its application for a National Banking License to the Central Bank of Nigeria. Hopes are that this will come through before the end of the second quarter.