PACRA Maintains Entity Ratings of MCB Islamic Bank Limited – Outlook is Positive

Lahore, June 29, 2018 (PPI-OT): MIB is a wholly owned subsidiary of MCB Bank Limited (MCB). MCB has long term rating of “AAA” reflecting its robust profile duly supplemented by its strong market position in local banking landscape, established brand equity, and sound financial profile. MIBs standalone risk profile is improving. The management’s strategy is to focus primarily on high-rated, blue chip corporate clients. Meanwhile, undertaking new business lines including Micro, SME and Consumer financing are also on the horizon. MIB has set relatively high targets for deposit growth and plans to focus on maintaining its financing book quality. The thrust of the business plan is to achieve breakeven.

The bank is in the process of advancing its operational infrastructure including branch network. Technological implementation and setting governance structure were mile stones achieved by bank in the last year. The ratings incorporate inherent constraints faced by MIB, mainly limited branch network, small deposit base and high cost structure particularly in early years.The positive outlook captures the continued improvement in the MIB’s relative positioning in the growing Islamic banking industry.

For more information, contact:
The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA)
Awami Complex, FB1, Usman Block New Garden Town,
Lahore – Pakistan
Tel: +9242 586 9504 -6
Fax: +9242 583 0425

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