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Banking behavior to shift post-Covid

Here’s how African banks can adapt to shifts in consumer behavior | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by McKinsey & Company says in order to stay relevant and responsive to consumer needs, banks will need to consider both short-term expectations and long-term post-COVID-19 shifts in consumers’ preferences and behaviors. …

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E-commerce startup banks on robotics, AI to win consumers

Washington, United States | AFP | Robots will do the shopping at a US startup which is banking on fully automated warehouses for groceries and other merchandise at a time when the pandemic has made workplace safety a key concern. The new Home Delivery Service aims to create a “touchless” and …

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Ease capital requirements for banks

  Why government must support the banking sector to keep credit flowing to stimulate economic growth COMMENT | SIMON MUTUNGI | Following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, many banks collapsed worldwide while others had to plow through public funds in the form of government bailouts in order to survive. To …

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Centenary Bank gets US$10 million for SME lending

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Centenary Bank has signed a Loan Portfolio Guarantee agreement with the African Guarantee Fund worth US$10million to fund SMEs in Uganda. The 5-year partnership aims to unlock financing intended to facilitate the promotion and growth and development of Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Fabian …

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Foreign banks can now set up wholly-owned branches in China

China starts lifting restrictions on foreign investment Beijing, China | AFP |  China has started lifting major restrictions on foreign investment in its financial sector, a move long demanded by the United States as the world’s two biggest economies are locked in a fierce trade battle. From the start of …

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New kids in banking

  Industry experts foresee a competitive, innovative and technology driven sector   Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Rivalry in Uganda’s banking sector is expected to tighten following the central bank’s decision to grant two entities licenses to start banking business. These are Afriland First Bank Uganda Limited, a Cameroonian …

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Afreximbank holds mid-term review of strategic plan in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) today concludes a three-day retreat in Kampala, Uganda for the mid-term review of its Fifth Strategic Plan dubbed IMPACT 2021: Africa Transformed. Afreximbank operates on five-year strategic plans. The current strategic plan, which is the Bank’s fifth, covers the …

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