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Saudi mega-merger symbolises Gulf M&A trend

March 1, 2021

Tie-up between NCB and Samba Financial heralds a second wave of bank consolidation in the region.

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Now Money scoops up GCC's unbanked workers

March 1, 2021

Now Money co-founder Ian Dillon outlines big plans for the remittance and banking app.

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Kenya epicentre of busy M&A year for Africa

February 24, 2021

Leading banks expanded across the continent, while consolidation continued in overbanked countries.

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Behind the push to make banking more inclusive in MENA

February 4, 2021

The Middle East and north Africa has some of the lowest access to financial services in the world, but work is underway to change this.

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The Banker's Top 100 African Banks 2020

October 1, 2020

The Top 100 African Banks ranking shows strong performance for South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria. 

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The evolution of the GCC’s digital banking sector

September 28, 2020

Despite optimal conditions for a digital shake-up of the banking sector, a genuine challenger has yet to emerge.

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Embracing digital disruption

September 22, 2020
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Jaiz Bank CEO on reaching Nigeria's unbanked citizens

September 7, 2020

There's overlap between Islamic finance and the UN SDGs, says managing director Hassan Usman.

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The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks 2020

September 1, 2020

Gulf banks looked to consolidate positions via mergers in the Top 100 Arab Banks ranking while Egypt displayed robust profitability. 

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Standard Bank Group CEO on a post-crisis Africa

August 10, 2020

Standard Bank Group chief executive Sim Tshabalala on how the Covid-19 crisis is accelerating the adoption of digital banking services.

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