LANDBANK remains strong and adequately capitalized
The Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) remains strong, adequately capitalized, and compliant with regulatory requirements of the Bangko Sentral and Pilipinas (BSP).
As of June 2023, the Bank’s total assets reached P3 trillion or 7.9% higher than P2.8 trillion in the same period a year ago, while net income stood at P20.9 billion from loans and investments earnings, exceeding its first-half target by 19% or P3.3 billion. The Bank also booked double-digit capital growth at 14.4% to P236.3 billion from P206.5 billion in 2022.
Meanwhile, outstanding loans to agriculture and rural development was at P713.8 billion, representing 69% of its total loan portfolio of P1.04 trillion, almost three times the 25% requirement for local banks to allocate financing for agriculture, fisheries and rural development (AFRD) under Republic Act No. 11901 or “The Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Financing Enhancement Act of 2022.”
As of June 2023, LANDBANK’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) remains at a very healthy level of 16.61%, well above the 10% minimum requirement of the BSP, while our Common Equity Tier 1 (CET 1) ratio stands at 15.73%, also compliant with the 10.25% CET 1 requirement.
The BSP tracks the Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) and Common Equity Tier 1 (CET 1) ratio of banks to ensure that they are capable of absorbing a reasonable amount of financial risks and still comply with statutory capital levels. Both capital ratios are essential as it indicates a bank’s financial strength and how well it can weather financial challenges. A higher CAR means a bank is more financially stable and secure.
Even with the Bank’s P50 billion seed capital to the MIC as mandated by Republic Act No. 11954, otherwise known as the Maharlika Investment Fund Act of 2023, the Bank will meet its CAR requirements.