Jaiz Bank

JAIZ Bank announces commencement of FOREX trading

Nigerian Islamic bank Jaiz Bank has announced its commencement of Foreign Exchange trading which now makes it eligible to carry out transactions for eligible Bureau de Change operators at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). It will commence bidding for its BDC customers from all branches by the first week of September 2013. The bank has also commenced over the counter transactions of Basic Travel Allowance BTA sales at all its branches. Jaiz Bank began full operations as the first Non-Interest Bank in Nigeria in January, 2012 and has since expanded its branch network to 10. The capital base of the Bank has also grown from N5 billion when it started operations last year to about N10billion. This level of capitalisation enables the Bank to apply for National Banking license from the Central Bank of Nigerian if it chooses and thus position it to operate in all the States of the Federation.

Jaiz Bank grows capital by 100% in a year, eyes national banking licence

Jaiz Bank is now targeting a national license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after having grown its capital base from N5 billion when it started operations last year to about N10 billion. The capital increase will enable the bank to apply for National Banking license from the CBN and thus position it to operate in all the States of the Federation. Besides, Jaiz bank has joined other commercial banks in the country in the processing of foreign exchange transactions. The bank will commence bidding for its BDC customers from all branches by the first week of September 2013. Moreover, it also commenced over the counter transactions of PTA and BTA sales at all its 10 branches.

Jaiz Bank Commences Forex Transactions

Jaiz Bank Plc has joined other commercial banks in processing of foreign exchange transactions. This allows the bank to process forex transactions for eligible bureau de change (BDC) operators at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The bank will reportedly commence bidding for its BDC customers from all branches by the first week of September. Furthermore, the bank has also commenced over the counter transactions of PTA and BTA sales at all its branches. Jaiz Bank has 10 branches in several regions of Nigeria. Its capital base had also grown from N5 billion when it started operations last year to about N10 billion.

Jaiz Bank reiterates commitment to Ethical Banking Services

Nigerian Jaiz Bank PLC has reiterated a firm commitment to the provision of ethical banking services to its customers. The bank has unveiled its array of value adding products and services which it said are available to all irrespective of race or religion. Key amongst the areas being financed by the bank are the Agricultural Sector, Small and Medium Scale Industries and Home Finance. Other products offered by the bank are Jaiz Home Finance, Jaiz Auto Finance, Jaiz Home Appliances Finance, Lease Finance as well as Working Capital and Asset Acquisition Finance. Jaiz Bank has branches in Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Maiduguri and Gombe with additional 10 branches to be opened across the northern part of the country before the end of this quarter.

Jaiz Bank Donates Relief Materials To Boko Haram Victims

Jaiz Bank yesterday donated relief materials to the Governor of Borno State for onward distribution to victims of the Boko Haram insurgency. While presenting the items, Dr. Abdulmutallab expressed his sympathy with the people of the state over their travails and donated rice, spaghetti and textile materials to cushion their sufferings. In his remarks, governor Shettima thanked the bank for the donation and pledged to judiciously utilise the items. The governor promised to partner with the bank towards harnessing the full potentials of the state. In order to to further demonstrate his support, the governor also promised to open a personal savings account with the bank.

Jaiz Bank Increases Branches To 10

Nigerian Jaiz Bank has increased its branch network to ten, with the commissioning of its Katsina branch. The bank commenced operations with three branches in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states on January 6, 2012, after it received licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria on November 11, 2011, to operate as a non-interest bank. The bank now has branches in Gombe, Maiduguri, Katsina, and two branches in Kano. The bank has also added two branches in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. The branches are located at the National Assembly and Wuse District. According to the chairman, board of directors of Jaiz Bank, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, there are plans to open additional branches in Bauchi, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi and Jigawa states and at the Bayero University Kano, Federal Secretariat Abuja and Zaria, before the end of year 2013.

Nigeria: NDIC Okays Jaiz Bank's Deposit Liabilities

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) said yesterday that it has assessed the deposit liabilities of Jaiz Bank Plc, and that in a couple of weeks, the bank will start paying premium as insurance cover for its depositors. NDIC Managing Director/CEO Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim said the premium collected from the bank would be invested in non-interest bearing instruments. A sensitisation workshop for NDIC solicitors was organized to educate the legal team because excessive litigations remained a major challenge to developing formidable deposit insurance system in the country. According to him, other challenges are the lack of proper understanding of the distinction in the legal status of NDIC as liquidator and deposit insurer by legal practitioners, the court and the public at large.

Jaiz Bank Resumes Operations in Gombe

Jaiz Bank Plc has commenced operations in Gombe State, is now located in four states in Nigeria. In the next four years, the bank plans to be in all the 36 states of the federation. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank, Alhaji Umru Mutallab emphasized the bank’s desire to make positive contributions in the society as well as to provide access to innovative channels of financing as alternatives to interest-based systems. He assured that the bank was opened to all irrespective of race or religion.

Hassan Usman Now Jaiz Bank Acting MD

Jaiz Bank Plc has announced the appointment of the General Manager in charge of the Bank’s Business Development Group, Hassan Usman as the Acting Managing Director. Hassan is a trained Chartered Accountant and a seasoned Banker with international experience. The appointment follows the resignation of the Managing Director, Muhammed Mustapha Bintube after almost 10 years of service. Jaiz commenced operations on the January 6, 2012, in three locations, Abuja, Kano and Kaduna with additional branches opening soon in Maiduguri, Gombe and Katsina.

The exciting future of non-interest banking in Nigeria

Growth in the Muslim population throughout the emerging markets of Middle East and North Africa and Asia (MENA) is a key reason behind increasing demand for Islamic banking services. Especially sub-Saharan Africa offers growth opportunity for Shariah-compliant finance. Ja’iz Bank for example, Nigeria’s first Islamic bank, has witnessed growth in customer base, assets and branch network. The future of non-interest banking in Nigeria is bright. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched Liquidity Management Instruments to assist non-interest banks to be able to manage their liquidity while National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has, in collaboration with Ja’iz, designed an Islamic cooperative kind of insurance called Takaful. Similarly, other institutions and commissions are mulling how to come up with non-interest-based bonds for financing infrastructure.

Jaiz Bank Grows Share Capital to N11bn, Harps on Ethical Banking Services

Jaiz Bank Plc has said it increased its authorised share capital to about N11 billion from only about N5 billion in January 2012 when it commenced operation. The bank is currently financing critical areas such as Agricultural, Small and Medium Scale Industries and Home Finance. General Manager, Business Development, Mallam Hassan Usman said the bank's plan is to expand to 25 branches before the end of the year. Moreover, Jaiz offers financing products and services like other conventional banks except these are devoid of interest. The services are available to all irrespective of race or religion, he added.

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