The total amount recorded in H1, 2023 shows a 7.44% increase when compared to the same review period in 2022.
The financial statements of 11 commercial banks have shown the sum of ₦72.723 billion was generated from account maintenance charges in the first half of 2023.
When compared to the amount recorded in the same review period in 2022 (₦67.690 billion), this amount recorded in H1, 2023 indicates a 7.44% increase.
Zenith Bank generated ₦21.02 billion from account maintenance during the period. The bank accounted for 28.91% of the total income earned by the 11 banks.
Access Holdings came in second place with a total income of ₦13.363 billion from account maintenance. When compared with its income in the preceding year, Access Holdings recorded a 10.97% year-on-year increase in its account maintenance income.
GTCO came in third position as the bank recorded revenue of ₦10.481 billion from account maintenance during the period. The amount indicated an 11.08% year-on-year increase when compared to ₦9.44 billion recorded in half-year 2022.
UBA came next on the list with an income of ₦9.64 billion from account maintenance between January and June 2023. The amount indicated a 46.11% increase compared to ₦6.595 billion recorded in the corresponding period in 2022.
Although First Bank came in fifth position with an account maintenance income of ₦5.19 billion, the figure indicated a decline of 43.5% compared with ₦9.17 billion generated in the same review period in 2022.
FCMB with an account maintenance revenue of ₦3.85 billion in H1, 2023 came sixth on the list. The amount represented a 16.3% increase compared with the ₦3.32 billion recorded in the corresponding period 2022.
Other banks on the list include;
■ Stanbic IBTC – ₦2.643 billion
■ Sterling Bank – ₦2.392 billion
■ Fidelity Bank – ₦1.769 billion
■ Wema Bank – ₦1.636 million
■ Unity Bank – ₦745 million.