Malik Riaz is still a banker but not by choice

Escorts Investment Bank has been up for sale for a while

Last call for Summit Bank and Silkbank in new IMF commitments

Govt commits to send both banks into “resolution” if longstanding capitalization problems are not sorted by March 2023

IFRS-9 likely to revamp loan provisioning

Implementation of the new accounting standard would negatively affect the profitability of financial institutions due to a hike in provisioning for loan default risk

How banks make money by holding onto your international payments

Yes the banks are being greedy here. But then again, they’re banks. They’re supposed to be greedy

Is the broadcaster about to don the banker hat?

Buying a bank is one of many steps in making it big in Pakistan. Will Salman Iqbal succeed?

How Asaan are the new Asaan Digital Accounts?

And what will the accounts manage to do for Pakistan’s financial inclusion numbers

Pakistan’s microfinance industry: A change brewing within?

As the microfinance banking model becomes increasingly unviable, players in the industry are reassessing their options

Why the IMF wants two private banks to recapitalize

In the recent staff report published by the IMF, two private sector banks were specifically highlighted. Why? And how do they plan on dealing with this?

Do branch banking networks really matter for Pakistan?

Even with digital banking on the rise, some banks are focusing on classic brick and mortar branches

Has the FIA sealed Hascol’s fate?

The company was pinning hopes on a restructuring deal with its lenders, but with the FIA dossier now out, would the banks dare pursue this deal any further?

Is the First Women Bank Limited too pink to fail? We hope so

If a ‘bank’ created for ‘women’, fails to either serve women, or function as a viable commercial bank, then why should it...

NBP audit report yet to be reviewed, finalised: AGP

The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) in a meeting with National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has clarified that the audit report sent...

HBL to deploy POS terminals at NADRA centers nationwide

ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has awarded the mandate for the deployment of Point-of-Sales (POS) terminals to HBL for the...

Who will buy Samba Bank and why?

A set of traditional and non-traditional buyers are lining up to make their bid for Pakistan’s smallest bank

Will the SBP continue to be strung along by “greedy” banks?

Banks will do what’s best for their profits. Shouldn’t the government and SBP be more prudent?