Past event

Research Event

African Banking: Changing Perceptions, Changing Practices

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme


Paul Chisnall, Executive Director, British Bankers Association 
Paul Moore, Head of Group Regulatory Risk, HBOS (2002-04); Founder, Moore, Carter & Associates
Paul Wallace, Africa Editor, The Banker
Chair: Charles Yeats, Founder member and Secretary, 4 Pillars Network


In contrast to the perception of a struggling and bureaucratic financial sector, economic growth, an expanding middle class and growing trade links with the West and emerging markets have raised Africa’s strategic significance in banking. At this event, the speakers will discuss how the rise in both local and Western banks’ profits in sub-Saharan Africa has translated into financial institutions looking for new opportunities in African countries.