Côte d'Ivoire Financial Services

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Côte d’Ivoire’s strong economic growth since 2012 has driven a sharp expansion in the insurance sector, with premium rising almost 40% between 2013 and 2017. While the main actors have remained the same, the last few years have seen an influx of foreign and local players entering the market. If the increased competition has sometimes resulted...


In what ways can Côte d’Ivoire’s capital markets be made more attractive?


The banking sector has played a key role in financing reconstruction in Côte d’Ivoire since the end of the decade-long political and military crisis in 2011. As a result, stellar economic growth – which has averaged 8.8% since 2012 – has driven a solid banking expansion in the country, with the number of banks and branches growing steadily...


Facing rising competition from telecoms companies, traditional banks are investing significantly to upgrade their digital platforms, while some have launched their own mobile services. Mobile banking is growing by the day, as the range of products available to consumers continues to rise.

Chapter | Insurance from The Report: Cote d’Ivoire 2019

Insurance premium rose by almost 40% be¬tween 2013 and 2017 on the back of econom¬ic expansion, and while the main actors have remained the same, the last few years have seen an influx of foreign and local players to the market. Now, new regulations – particularly min¬imum capital requirements – that will begin to be enforced in 2019 are expected to significantly change the sec¬tor’s landscape...

Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Cote d’Ivoire 2019

After four years of high gains following the end of the political instability in Côte d’Ivoire, the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières – headquar¬tered in the Ivorian commercial capital Abidjan – is experiencing challenges marked by a significant drop in indexes, reaching a six-year low in 2018. Increased competition for telecoms companies in Senegal and Burkina Faso, a crisis in the...

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