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The future of Islamic banking

  Islamic Banking and Financing has gained a foothold both nationally in Muslim countries and internationally in the financial world. For years, many Islamic banks have registered double-digit growth rates, surpassing their conventional peers. At first glance, all seems well for the Islamic banking industry. There is ample room for growth as Islamic banking rarely exceeds a 3rd of total market share, even in GCC countries and Malaysia. Many potential …

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Pakistani youth revolutionizing the banking industry

  Pakistan has come a long way in the past decade in terms of higher education than any other era in its history. The growing population and a large, emerging block of youth made it imperative to bring educational reforms. New universities throughout the country have greatly helped in shouldering the responsibility of educating young minds and bring a relief in the highly competitive admission process. TPS has had a …

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Banking sector

  Banks perform various roles in the economy. First, they ameliorate the information problems between investors and borrowers by monitoring the latter and ensuring a proper use of the depositors’ funds. Second, they provide intertemporal smoothing of risk that cannot be diversified at a given point in time as well as insurance to depositors against unexpected consumption shocks. Because of the maturity mismatch between their assets and liabilities, however, banks …

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Banking through the history

Achieving new milestones at a faster pace By and large Pakistan has one of the most robust commercial banking systems of the world. It is mainly due to a very vigilant regulator, prudent players and excellent clients. One can point out a few bad incidents, regulatory lapses and failure in compliance but all these were there because the ruling junta tried to facilitate the favorite ones, else sponsors of none …

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Mobile banking – banking for all

  In Pakistan, foreign banks initiated in mid 1990 the concept of electronic banking practices. Domestic banks also adopted the technology and E-banking services like ATM cards and debit cards in late 90s were introduced. The swift improvement in electronic distribution channels has produced tremendous changes in the financial industry, especially with a rising rate of change in technology. The developments happen in information and communication technology are escalating competition …

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Islamic banking – potential of growth reasonably high

Islamic banking has been defined as a system of banking, which is in accordance to the values and the spirit of Islam and is based on principles, which have been put forth by the Islamic Shariah. Not only does this form of banking avoid any interest-based transactions, it also avoids unethical and immoral social practices, which go against Islamic law. Thus the aim of Islamic banking is to work towards …

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Banking for all

  For the past two decades, the banking sector has chosen a new service channel based on the progress of information technology – internet to respond to the changes in customer preferences and needs, increasing competition from non-banks, changes in demographic and social trends, and government deregulations of the financial service sector. In the search for sustainable competitive advantages in the technological financial service industry, banks have acknowledged the value …

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Banking sector review for year 2012

  The banking sector through CY12 to date has faced tough challenges with external factors including law and order situation, political uncertainty, strikes causing closure of bank branches in distressed areas to name a few. According to the Financial Stability review released by SBP for second half of 2011, 12 banks in Pakistan failed to meet the MCR of PKR 8 billion by December 31, 2011. The minimum capital adequacy …

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Growth challenges for branchless banking in Pakistan

  The banking industry in Pakistan faces tough competition unleashed in the global arena. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have transformed the global economy bringing about a revolutionary change in the financial sector. This revolution finds manifestations today in shape of innovative banking products and services such as Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Internet banking, tele-banking and so on. Online banking has introduced non-traditional channels of delivering services in the banking …

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Electronic banking: scope and prospects

  Pakistan’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector has witnessed tremendous growth during the last 15 years or so. Banking sector, though for the wrong reasons, has managed to keep pace with the ICT sector’s fast-paced growth. The abolition of fractional reserve system in 1971 and the post-crisis ‘Quantitative Easing’ have generated a spate of US dollars. These dollars, traveling on the vehicle of foreign trade, have infused the entire global …

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