Banking Documents

06.10.2017 | African Development Bank (AfDB) | AfDB

The objective of this report is to deepen our understanding of the challenges facing bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa. Since the launch of the first survey in 2013 (covering the period 2011-2012), the trade finance landscape in Africa has...

30.09.2017 | W. Cook & C. McKay | CGAP

When Safaricom’s mobile money service M-PESA launched in 2007, it immediately became popular and dramatically increased Kenyans’ access to financial services. Due in part to M-PESA’s success, financial inclusion among Kenyans grew from 27 percent in...

20.09.2017 | M. Blimpo, M. Minges, W. Kouamé, T. Azomahou, E. Lartey and al. | World Bank

The purpose of this book is to explore ways to catalyze a new generation of investment opportunities in Africa that leverage the ability of many countries to leapfrog into the future. The book was born from the view that gradualism and...

31.08.2017 | E. Totolo, F. Gwer and J. Odero | FSD Kenya

This report outlines the findings from a two-year study to understand the costs of banking services in Kenya. Two rounds of mystery shopping surveys were completed in 2015 and 2016 to build a database and measure the costs for basic bundles of...

30.06.2017 | J. Oduor,K. Ngoka and M. Odongo | Elsevier

Monetary authorities around the world are implementing enhanced banking capital adequacy requirements under Basel III meant to improve financial stability. Critics however argue that increased capital requirements concentrate the banking industry...

08.06.2017 | P-R. Agénor, E. Kharroubi, L. Gambacorta et al. | BIS

The large economic costs associated with the Global Financial Crisis have generated renewed interest in macroprudential policies and their international coordination. Based on a core-periphery model that emphasizes the role of international...

05.06.2017 | S. Chen, P. Ganum, and P. Rabanal | IMF

A toolkit is developed to assess the consistency between real sector and financial sector forecasts. The toolkit draws upon empirical regularities on real sector and financial sector outcomes for 182 economies from 1980 to 2015. We show that credit...

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...

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