Banking Documents

31.03.2017 | M. Rubio, D.F. Unsal | IMF

In this paper, the authors use a DSGE model to study the passive and time-varying implementation of macroprudential policy when policymakers have noisy and lagged data, as commonly observed in low-income and developing countries (LIDCs). The model...

31.03.2017 | South African Reserve Bank | South African Reserve Bank

This issue of the Financial Stability Review focuses mainly on the six-month period ending December 2016. However, selected developments up to the date of publication are also reported on.

31.03.2017 | J. Abrams, M. Carraro, W. Ahmed | The MasterCard Foundation, BFA

The MasterCard Foundation’s financial inclusion partners have identified alternate delivery channels (ADCs) as having high potential to reach the “last mile” customer with relevant and accessible access to finance. As part of its multi-pronged...

31.03.2017 | A.J. Alexander, L. Shi, B. Solomon | IFC, a member of the World Bank Group

This note explores the way traditional banks and financial technology companies, or FinTechs, interact in Africa and Asia, and their ability to offer innovative digital financial services that grant unbanked individuals access to financial...

22.03.2017 | R. Cull, M.S Martinez Peria, J. Verrier | IMF

This paper presents recent trends in bank ownership across countries and summarizes the evidence regarding the implications of bank ownership structure for bank performance and competition, financial stability, and access to finance. The evidence...

09.03.2017 | I. Alley | African Development Bank (AfDB)

This study provides explanation for weak linkage between private capital flows and economic growth of the sub-Saharan African region and offers policy recommendations for stronger linkage and growth optimization. Estimation of a simple growth...

28.02.2017 | Central Bank of Nigeria, IFC | Central Bank of Nigeria, IFC

This report is based on research commissioned by the Central Bank of Nigeria and IFC to understand the awareness, perceptions, and behavior of micro-small and medium-sized enterprises with regard to access to finance and financial services. The...

28.02.2017 | R.J. Cull, G. Xavier, H. Sven et al. | The World Bank

The paper provides evidence on the number and volume of financial transactions undertaken by agents (local businesses that double as more convenient, lower cost alternatives to formal branches) of the largest microfinance institution operating in...

28.02.2017 | IMF | IMF

A joint International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank mission visited Rabat and Casablanca in 2015, to assess the soundness and resilience of the banking system, the state of play in financial inclusion and infrastructure, the oversight frameworks...

09.02.2017 | National Bank of Rwanda | National Bank of Rwanda

Fostering financial stability is one of the main mandates of the National Bank of Rwanda. The bank achieves this objective through regularly monitoring performance of the financial systems (i.e. banking system, insurance sector, the pension, the...

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