Shariah law informs financial contracts and credit systems, and the growth of Islamic financing options provides an alternative to current debt-based banking systems.
The tax on electronic transactions has not generated as much revenue as the government of Ghana expected.
Nigeria’s banking sector is dominated by local players born out of state policy.
Kiwibank is now a state-owned asset. But the government’s reasons for rescuing the bank might not make a great deal of sense.
To assess the prospects of cryptocurrencies, it’s useful to consider how money was invented and became centralised in the first place.
Not only are physical banks out of reach, people also face barriers to using digital financial services.
Rather than underwriting private interests and the privatization of public services, the Canada Infrastructure Bank can build a better democratic institutional legacy.
Ghana’s economy is in its most precarious state in decades.
Mobile money service providers are on the path to find new ways of growing their customer base and keeping them.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.
Banks can deploy artificial intelligence to create an understanding of current and prospective consumers and develop products that meet their needs.
New Zealand’s financial system is sound but still vulnerable, according to the Reserve Bank. But without better evidence there’s too much room for fear-mongering and confusion.
An attempt to prevent fraud in Ghana’s burgeoning mobile money sector could be a setback for access to financial services.
The New Zealand subsidiaries of major Australian banks might be highly profitable, but realising their true sale value can still be a challenge.
Banks should consider and integrate women empowerment principles into their corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Thousands of racialized women around the world run mutual aid co-ops to help each other and develop their communities.
Canada doesn’t have many public banks. The best known, the Canada Infrastructure Bank, seems intent on privatizing critical public services instead of working towards the public good.
An increasing number of individuals and companies are now investing in Bitcoin, the world’s largest and first fully-functioning cryptocurrency. But why? And which way is the market headed?
There is concern over the growing influence of non-regional players in decision making at the regional bank.
More financial services should target low-income households in South Africa.