• Financial Services

    OBG’s banking, insurance and investment coverage looks at revenue and profit trends, market share changes, foreign entry and regulatory developments while our capital markets sector analyses provide information on the stock and bond markets, IPO activity and regulatory changes.
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With the world economy heading into a complex post-pandemic recovery, GCC governments have outlined a wide-ranging set of environmental targets – and shone a stronger spotlight on sustainability.

The authorities have been working for years to ease the burden of non-performing loans (NPLs) on the financial system. In 2009, in part due to the global financial crisis, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) bailed out eight distressed lenders by injecting $4bn into the market. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) was formed the...

To what degree is attracting private capital for infrastructure important to the economy?

Nigeria’s capital markets ecosystem has made significant developmental progress in the last 10 years by growing the type of tradeable instruments and number of platforms available to carry out activity, which has brought more investors to the market. The years since 2017 have seen a particular push to diversify and strengthen the markets, and while...

Nigeria’s banking sector is highly diverse, with large players that follow a universal banking model and smaller actors that cater to certain niches. A regulatory push to consolidate the sector has helped to deepen banks’ ability to lend and fuel economic expansion – an important role for the sector to continue to play as the country recovers from...

Chapter | Financial Services from The Report: Nigeria 2022

Both Nigeria’s banking system and capital markets have seen significant changes over the course of recent years. Indeed, measures implemented in 2020 to restructure loans, enhance oversight and boost accountability are expected to create stronger sector players in the longer term. Meanwhile, an ongoing focus on financial inclusion has led to the emergence of new segments, including non-...

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