Nine Nigeria banks made this year top 1000 global banks. The top 1000 global banks was released Monday by the Banker magazine in London.
The banks that made the top 1000 global banks which are the top 25 banks in Africa are:
According to the banker Zenith bank placed first among Nigeria top banks in terms of tier 1 capital but 6th in Africa with a capital of $3.162 billion. It was followed by Eco Transnational which is second in Nigeria and 7th in Africa with a capital base of $3.030 billion. First Bank ranked 3rd in Nigeria and 10th in Africa with a capital of $2.327 billion.
|Zenith Bank Nigeria|
Next in the ranking is Gtbank which came 4th in Nigeria and 13th in Africa. The Banker report said that Access Bank is 5th in Nigeria but 15th in Africa with a capital base of $1.398 billion.
Others are Diamond which is 6th in Nigeria and 17th in Africa, UBA ranked 7th in Nigeria and 17th in Africa while Fidelity ranked 8th in Nigeria and 21 in Africa. FCMB on its part was the 9th bank from Nigeria to make the top 25 banks in Africa.
|Diamond Bank Nigeria.|
Apart from featuring in the top 1000 World Banks, the banks also made the Top 25 banks in Africa with Nigeria being the only country in the continent that has nine banks in the African Top 25 ranking schedule
The Bankers report said “Nigeria’s banks endured a difficult close to 2014, as the significant slump in oil prices caused havoc with the country’s economy.