The Group and the Bank maintain an actively managed capital base to cover risks inherent in the business. The adequacy of the Group's and the Bank's capital is monitored using, among other measures, the rules and ratios established by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and adopted by the Bank of Mauritius in supervising the Group and the Bank. During the past year, the Group and the Bank have complied fully with all its externally imposed capital requirements.
The primary objectives of the Group's and the Bank's capital management are to ensure that the Group and the Bank comply with externally imposed capital requirements and that the Group and the Bank maintain strong credit ratings and healthy capital ratios in order to support the business and to maximise shareholders' value.
The Group and the Bank manage their capital structure and makes adjustments to it inlight of changes in economic conditions and the risk characteristics of its activities. In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the Group and the Bank may adjust the amount of dividend payment to shareholders, return capital to shareholders or issue new capital securities.
Eligible risk-weighted capital
Regulatory capital consists of Tier 1 capital, which comprises share capital, retained earnings, foreign currency translation and other reserves. Certain adjustments are made to IFRS-based results and reserves, as prescribed by the Central Bank of Mauritius. The other component of regulatory capital is Tier 2 capital, which includes stage 1 and stage 2 provisions and country risk reserves.
On 19 September 2019, the Board of Directors declared and approved a dividend of MUR 73.2M on Class A Series 1 and 2 and MUR 429.7M on Ordinary shares, subject to approval from the regulators.
The Group and the Bank offsetting financial arrangement is summarised below.
The Group and the Bank entered into various forward-geared contracts with Firstrand Bank. On maturity of these contracts, the Group and the Bank will be required to pay only the Group and the Bank receive cash collaterals as security on various loan arrangements. The Group and the Bank have a right to offset these cash collaterals against the loan amounts on default of the Group's and the Bank's clients. As at 30 June 2019, 2018 and 2017 these amounts have been shown in "due to customers" and have not been offset against the loan balances.
The following table presents income and profit and certain asset and liability information regarding the Bank's operating segments.
Loss allowance by sector