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Making Cross-Border Banking Work for Africa

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Abstract: Cross-border banking has been a critical part of Africa's financial history since colonial times. While the period after independence saw a wave of nationalization across the continent, with many of the colonial banks exiting, this trend was reversed in the 1980s with the arrival of financial liberalization. Failing state-owned and private banks were sold mostly to global investors or multinational banks. Increasing international and regional economic integration, including of financial services, and deregulation further increased the number of foreign banks and by the mid-2000s many African banking systems were yet again dominated by foreign banks. This introductory chapter documents trends in cross-border banking in Africa and the increasing shift in the composition of foreign banks in Africa. The next section provides a short overview of financial systems in Africa to set the stage. Section two characterizes the population of cross-border banks operating in Africa today, their expansion across the continent, and their importance in the host countries. Section three explores the reasons for the expansion of cross-border banking on the continent. Section four assesses the different business models banks use to expand across the continent as well as the characteristics of their group structures. Section five concludes.
Type: Publications & Research :: Publication
Link: 978-3-944152-39-4
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/20248
Subject: ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES
ACCOUNTING
AFFILIATE
AFFILIATES
AGRICULTURAL FINANCE
ASSET MANAGEMENT
BANK ACCESS
BANK BRANCHES
BANK FAILURE
BANK FAILURES
BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS
BANK GOVERNORS
BANK HOLDING COMPANY
BANK OFFICIALS
BANK REGULATION
BANK RESTRUCTURING
BANK SUPERVISORS
BANKING CRISIS
BANKING MODELS
BANKING REGULATION
BANKING SECTOR
BANKING SERVICES
BANKING SUPERVISION
BANKING SYSTEM
BANKING SYSTEMS
BROKERAGE
BROKERAGE FIRMS
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
CAPACITY BUILDING
CAPITAL REQUIREMENT
CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS
CAPITALIZATION
CENTRAL BANKS
COLLATERAL
COMMERCIAL BANK
COMMERCIAL BANKS
COMMODITY
COMMON MARKET
COMPLIANCE COSTS
CONSOLIDATED SUPERVISION
CONSOLIDATION
CORPORATE CLIENTS
COST OF CREDIT
CREDIT ALLOCATION
CREDIT BUREAUS
CREDIT INFORMATION
CREDIT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CREDIT MARKETS
CREDIT REGISTRIES
CREDIT REGISTRY
CREDIT RISK
CREDITORS
CROSS-BORDER BANKING
CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION
CROSS-BORDER EXPANSION
CURRENCY
DEPOSIT
DEPOSIT FUNDING
DEPOSITORS
DEPOSITS
DEREGULATION
DEVELOPING ECONOMIES
DEVELOPMENT BANK
DOMESTIC BANK
EARNINGS
ECONOMIC AGENTS
ECONOMIC COOPERATION
ECONOMIC CRISES
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC GROWTH
ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
ECONOMIES OF SCALE
EMERGING MARKETS
ENTRY POINT
EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
EXPOSURE
EXTERNAL SHOCKS
FINANCIAL CONGLOMERATES
FINANCIAL CRISIS
FINANCIAL DEEPENING
FINANCIAL DEPTH
FINANCIAL FRAGILITY
FINANCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE
FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
FINANCIAL INTEGRATION
FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION
FINANCIAL LIBERALIZATION
FINANCIAL LITERACY
FINANCIAL MARKETS
FINANCIAL OUTREACH
FINANCIAL SECTOR
FINANCIAL SECTOR ASSESSMENT
FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
FINANCIAL SECTOR POLICIES
FINANCIAL SECTOR REFORMS
FINANCIAL SECTORS
FINANCIAL SERVICE
FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
FINANCIAL SERVICES
FINANCIAL STABILITY
FINANCIAL SYSTEM
FINANCIAL SYSTEM STABILITY
FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS
FOREIGN BANK
FOREIGN BANKS
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
FOREIGN EXCHANGE
FORMAL FINANCIAL SERVICES
GLOBAL INVESTORS
GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION
GOVERNMENT INTERVENTIONS
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES
GUARANTY
HARMONIZATION
HOLDING COMPANIES
HOME COUNTRIES
HOME COUNTRY
HOUSEHOLDS
INCOME
INSIDER LENDING
INSTITUTION BUILDING
INSURANCE
INTEREST RATE
INTEREST RATES
INTERNATIONAL BANK
INTERNATIONAL BANKING
INTERNATIONAL BANKS
INTERNATIONAL RESERVES
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
JOINT VENTURE
JOINT VENTURES
JURISDICTION
JURISDICTIONS
LENDERS
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
LIQUIDITY
LOAN
LOAN PORTFOLIO
LOAN PORTFOLIOS
LOCAL ENTERPRISES
LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
MAJORITY OF SHARES
MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER
MARKET STRUCTURE
MFI
MFIS
MICRO FINANCE
MICROFINANCE
MICROFINANCE INSTITUTION
MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS
MINISTRIES OF FINANCE
MINORITY SHAREHOLDER
MULTINATIONAL
NATURAL RESOURCE
NATURAL RESOURCES
NEW MARKET
NEW MARKETS
OUTREACH
OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE
PAYMENT SERVICES
PAYMENT SYSTEMS
PAYMENTS SYSTEM
PAYMENTS SYSTEMS
PRIVATE BANKS
PRIVATE CREDIT
PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT
PRIVATE SECTOR LENDER
PROFIT MARGINS
PUBLIC CREDIT
PUBLIC INVESTMENT
RAPID EXPANSION
REFORM PROGRAMS
REGULATORS
REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
REGULATORY AUTHORITY
REGULATORY BODIES
REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS
REGULATORY GAPS
REGULATORY POLICIES
RESERVE BANK OF NEW ZEALAND
RETAIL BANKING
RISK EXPOSURES
RISK MANAGEMENT
SAVINGS
SECURITIES
SHARE OF ASSETS
SHAREHOLDER
SHAREHOLDERS
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
STOCK MARKET
STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT
SUBSIDIARIES
SUBSIDIARY
SUPERVISORY AUTHORITIES
SYSTEMIC BANKING CRISES
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
THE SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK
TRADITIONAL BANKING
UNION
UNIONS
VIRTUOUS CYCLE
VOLATILITY
WORKING CAPITAL
WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS
WORLD TRADE




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