Africa banking rising

By | March 8, 2011

According to a report by Bain & Company, quoted in a Reuters article:

Bain Partner Andrew Tymms said the continent’s financial services industry will continue to grow at a compound annual rate of 15 percent to 2020, outpacing gross domestic product growth.

“Retail banking will grow faster than corporate banking … to make up 38 percent of banking revenue by 2020, bringing in the previously unbanked population and shifting the experienced to sophisticated products,” Tymms said.

The study, “Financial Services in Africa: A Decade of Opportunities” reckons financial firms will make up 19 percent of Africa’s gross domestic product by 2020, compared with 11 percent in 2009.

H/T @AfricaResearch, whose blog you should check out.


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