Past eventResearch Event

African Banking: Changing Perceptions, Changing Practices

19 September 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London


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.