• Financial Services

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Regulatory reforms aimed at implementing international best practices across banks, capital markets and the insurance industry have been undertaken in Jordan’s financial services sector, which already benefits from stable, well-capitalised and profitable lenders, and rapid growth and diversification in Islamic financial services.

 

How will the central bank’s increased interest rates affect liquidity and demand for loans?

 

How would you assess the capacity for further growth in the Islamic banking segment?

 

Still comprising a small portion of the financial services sector, Islamic finance is set to play a much bigger role in Jordan’s economic development by supporting financial services diversification and offering a potential solution to limited credit access and excess liquidity.

 

The rapidly evolving financial technology (fintech) industry is emerging as one of the most vibrant segments of the global financial services sector, collecting over $22bn in investment in 2015 – a figure that is expected to grow exponentially. The usefully disruptive effect of new products and services has raised competition levels and...

 

What steps has the CBJ taken to align itself with the national digitisation strategy?