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Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Key Features and Challenges

Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges »

Volume: 15

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513598246.087

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

Banking in SSA has undergone very significant changes over the last two decades. Financial liberalization and related reforms, upgrades in institutional and more recently the expansion of cross-border banking activ...

Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Features and Challenges

Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Features and Challenges »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

Banking in SSA has undergone very significant changes over the last two decades. Financial liberalization and related reforms, upgrades in institutional and more recently the expansion of cross-border banking activ...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

Banking in SSA has undergone very significant changes over the last two decades. Financial liberalization and related reforms, upgrades in institutional and more recently the expansion of cross-border banking activ...

I. Introduction

I. Introduction »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

Since the 1990s, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been among the world’s fastest-growing regions. For the first time since the 1970s, a large number of countries in SSA have been enjoying an extended period of s...

II. Stylized Facts

II. Stylized Facts »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

Against the macro-financial environment outlined in the previous section, this section takes stock of the current state of banking systems across sub-Saharan Africa through broad measures of financial develo...

III. Cross-Border Credit Flows and Integration with International Banks

III. Cross-Border Credit Flows and Integration with International Banks »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

International banks have traditionally been an important source of financing in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). Within their overall portfolio, however, the exposure of bank lenders to SSA...

IV. The Expansion of Pan-African Banks

IV. The Expansion of Pan-African Banks »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

A. A Changing Landscape Another major change in the African banking landscape in recent years has been the emergence and rapid expansion of pan-African banking groups. These banks ha...

V. Bank Financing for SSA Infrastructure: From Global to Regional

V. Bank Financing for SSA Infrastructure: From Global to Regional »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

Despite some improvement to its infrastructure, SSA continues to lag behind other regions, and infrastructure gaps continue to be a major impediment to growth and competitiveness for the region. Against this...

VI. The Way Forward

VI. The Way Forward »

Source: Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Mauro Mecagni , Daniela Marchettini , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513598246

Keywords: Bank supervision, Banking sector, International banks, Cross-border banking, Sub-Saharan Africa, Regional integration, bank, banks, banking, loans

The history of SSA countries over the past two decades or so clearly shows the importance of the financial sector in fostering economic development. Financial liberalization, a reduced role of governments in...