THE IMPACT OF CORPORATE FINANCE SERVICES ON BANK’S PROFITABILITY (A CASE STUDY OF FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA PLC)
This study review the corporate finance services as obtained in the Nigeria banking business. The major corporate finance discussed ranges from the capital market services, under which management of capital equity issue, marketing, packaging, advisory services were discussed. Add to other corporate finance services such as loan syndication, venture capital, merger and acquisition were discussed. The global perspective was used to measure the extent of development of such services and the performance of bank to determine its profitability in Nigeria universal bank as a case study. At FBN plc the following corporate finance services are seen to be in operation; project financing, capital market services, advisory service. The rates of fees chargeable were not analyzed since we could not get the transaction with corporate customers. Also the possibility of enhancing income generation and capital base transaction to the corporate customers. Finally, it is clear that a lot still need to be done in areas of innovation and regulatory requirement before banks carefully reap the benefit of corporate finance services.