Inbank earned a record profit last year and increased business volumes on all markets
In 2018, Inbank earned its largest profit, 9.3 million euros, and increased its loan and deposit portfolios by almost 1.5 times. Sales volumes increased on all four home markets and the efficiency of the company and credit quality of the bank improved as well.
In 2018, Inbank’s consolidated profit increased to 9.3 million euros which was 25.3% more than a year before. The profit of the Estonian unit was 8.2 million, in Latvia 1.4 million, and the profit earned in seven months in Lithuania was 1.3 million euros. In 2018, the loss in Poland was 1.9 million euros. Inbank’s balance sheet size increased from 126 million euros to 318 million euros in a year.
Inbank’s deposit portfolio increased by 153% in a year and reached 240.2 million euros by the end of the year. The loan portfolio increased by 143%, reaching 225.6 million euros. In Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Inbank sold credit products for 204 million euros, which was 60% more than in 2017.
According to Jan Andresoo, Chairman of the Management Board of Inbank, the last year was best described by increasing business volumes and organizational development. In addition, Inbank was able to fulfil all set objectives in all markets.
“Our balance sheet, loan and deposit portfolios, and number of people increased by several times, and at the same time, the credit cost decreased and the cost-income ratio improved,” said Andresoo. “In Estonia, we grew our credit portfolio’s market share by three percent to 16 percent and, among banks, and rose to the second place by total consumer loans portfolio,” said Andresoo.
A significant part of Inbank’s growth was due to an acquisition of UAB Mokilizingas, a Lithuanian consumer financing company. “In Lithuania, compared to last year, the sales of credit products increased by 1.9 times to 103.5 million euros, and the credit portfolio increased by over 1.8 times to 89.3 million euros. This means that we were able to keep growing after the transaction,” Andresoo said.
In Latvia, the volume of Inbank’s loan portfolios increased by 1.4 times to almost 20 million euros, and new sales grew by almost two times to 16.4 million euros.
In Poland, Inbank grew its sales volumes by over two times to 12.2 million euros, compared to last year. “In the second half of the year, our Poland branch exceeded our Latvian company in terms of sales volume, and in December, the monthly sales in Poland rose already to more than 2.3 million euros,” said Andresoo.
This year, Inbank expects further growth in Lithuanian and Polish markets. Inbank plans to open a bank branch in Lithuania and launch banking products in the market. In Poland, the priority is given to increasing business volumes and achieving break-even. “In all markets, we are focusing on developing new attractive financing solutions and supporting our partners via various sales channels,” said Andresoo.
In 2018, Inbank sold 10% of shares of Coop Pank AS and 25.9% of shares of Veriff OÜ. By these transactions, Inbank gained extraordinary profit in the amount of 3.2 million euros.
Key financial figures as of 31 December 2018
- Balance sheet total 318 million euros
- Total loan portfolio 225.6 million euros
- Total deposits 240.2 million euros
- Profit 9.3 million euros
- Equity 36.4 million euros
Inbank started its banking activities in 2015 and provides its services through its internet bank and partner network. Inbank is active in Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Polish consumer financing markets. In addition, international deposits are gathered from German and Austrian markets.