Port of Spain, Trinidad, July 31, 2023: The Chairman of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), Vincent Pereira, announced today that the Group recorded profit attributable to its equity holders of US$189 million for the nine-months ended June 30, 2023. This represents an increase of US$17.5 million or 10.2% over the US$171.5 million reported in the corresponding period of the last financial year. Total assets stood at US$17.1 billion on June 30, 2023, an increase of US$214.5 million or 1.3% over the total assets at June 2022. This increase was attributed to growth in customer deposits across our subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands, Eastern Caribbean, Guyana, and Barbados.
In announcing the results Mr. Pereira said, "The Group’s performance for the third quarter of this fiscal year continued to be strong, boosted by sustained growth in our loans and investment portfolios across all subsidiaries. Both this growth and the stable or rising interest rate environments in most of our operating countries contributed to overall increases in net interest income. Ongoing resurgence of tourism activity in the markets in which the Group operates also supported growth in non-interest income."
As we approach our fiscal year end, the Group will maintain its focus on revenue generation, expense management, digital enhancement strategies, employee and client satisfaction. Our ESG initiatives will continue to be prioritized with the launch of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises lending programme in Trinidad and Tobago in June 2023. Together with the rollout of our Climate Finance solutions and our commitments under the UN Principles for Responsible Banking, they will provide a boost to smaller businesses in urgent need of financing for socially responsible projects.
In closing, Mr. Pereira said, “I express thanks to all our valued staff members who continue to serve our customers and key stakeholders who contributed towards the RFHL Group’s achievement of outstanding results for this period.”