“There is a misconception in many minds that paper-based transactions can somehow save them [customers] from being
Only 5.3pc of all SMEs had regular access to bank finance by the end of CY15.
In FY15, purchase of Rs76bn in prize bonds constituted 22.5pc of overall investment in National Saving Schemes.
The growing use of internet and smart phones for transferring funds is helping banks attract borrowers.
The state response to smuggling is now becoming somewhat stricter due to smuggled wealth being used for terror financing
Investment in gold-backed assets of mutual funds in general, and Sharia-compliant funds in particular is taking root.
The ‘indecent haste’ shown in revisiting a sound policy on property valuation itself belies the government’s claims.
Volatility in interest and exchange rates normally affects the viability of long term investments
Borrowers say if the finance providers can take care of three things, they can extend their outreach.
There are complaints that not all exchange companies are free to make agreements with global money transfer companies
KCCI demands previous system for property valuation must continue but be revised more frequently.
Few Shariah-compliant financing products are not enough to meet diverse business needs.
The Brexit decision immediately impacted Pakistan's financial markets but with low intensity and limited scope.
Tech startups are doing reasonably well and look set for growth despite a lack of adequate financing from banks.
Sources in the SBP say volumetric rise in CIC in FY2016 has been so strong that they fear that CIC as percentage of M2
The exchange rate may come under pressure as nothing concrete is in sight for a strong growth in net forex earnings.
Govt decision to keep banks' tax rate indiscriminately higher than on all other companies is bad news.
Development loans account for no more than 10pc of the total agricultural credit.
Restructuring the sector should help modarabas embrace the changes in product diversification, HR developmetn in fintech
The permission to declassify non-performing loans will eventually lead to larger bank lending to the SME sector.