March 30, 2021 in Moscow in Government House of the Russian Federation, at the meeting of the Turkmen-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation TRANSKAPITALBANK and State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan signed Agreement on cooperation.
The document was signed from the side of TRANSKAPITALBANK – by Chairman of the Management Board Mr. Evgeni Ivanovski, Turkmenvnesheconombank – by Chairman of the Management Board Mr. Rahimberdy Jepbarov.
Agreement on cooperation aims to strengthen the long-term partnership of the parties and outline the prospects and directions of its development.
TRANSKAPITALBANK and Turkmenvnesheconombank established correspondent relations in 2016. In June 2020 TKB opened USD account with Turkmenvnesheconombank for USD settlements with Turkmen banks. Thanks to USD settlement HUB in Turkmenistan, in 2020 in favor of Turkmen exporters, on behalf of TKB clients (VOSTRO banks and companies), export earnings in the amount of more than 120 million US dollars were transferred.
These funds were received by the beneficiaries without involvement of US correspondent banks, which allowed to make settlements fast, smoothly and seamlessly.
Expert RA rating agency publicly announced about the assignment of ruBB+ credit rating to TRANSKAPITALBANK (TKB) with /Stable/ outlook.
Expert RA underlined TKB’s adequate positions in the small and medium enterprise (SME) financing market and the mortgage lending market (ranked TOP-12 and TOP-18 respectively), as well as its well-diversified revenue base (HHI for incomes - 0.22). TKB’s capital position was assessed as satisfactory given the significant (more than 50 %) capital increase in 2020 following the issue of new shares and the conversion of subordinated Eurobonds into perpetual debentures.
Consequently, the bank’s net worth (capital) ratio (N1.0) went up to 16.7% from 13.8%, and its core capital ratio (N1.2) rose to 15.3% from 11.1% in 2020.
Expert RA recognized a substantial improvement of the operating efficiency of the Bank, including CTI decrease from 57% to 44% for the recent 2 years and markedly declined non-core assets volume on TKB’s books.
The analysts also mentioned the Bank’s low concentration of large credit risk exposures relative to net assets.
The rating agency positively assessed the TKB Group’s 2025 growth strategy, which main focus is enhancing the operating performance and increasing the proportion of earning assets.