Lending is up in Algeria


New figures from the Central Bank of Algeria (BA) indicate that banks lent more in 2012 than in 2011.

Kenya: African Guarantee Fund partners with two banks to increase access to credit for SMEs


The African Guarantee Fund (AGF), a Pan African Fund based in Nairobi, has partnered with two commercial banks for onward lending to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), it has been revealed.

Rwanda witnesses insurance sector boom


Recent reforms by the Central Bank to boost the insurance industry in Rwanda seem to have borne their fruits, as new figures from the National Bank of Rwanda reveal that the sector grew by 36 per cent between 2011 and 2012.

Cameroon: A study urges the government to develop m-banking


A new study by the Ministry of Finance of Cameroon calls on the government to promote the development of mobile banking, in order to realize the untapped potential of financial services.

Kenya increases bank deposits cover


A new institution is about to be created in Kenya to increase the protection of client deposits at bank and microfinance institutions.

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