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Banks pose new restrictions to confront saving certificates leveraging scheme

A number of banks in Egypt have developed new restrictions for granting loans guaranteed by deposits, both short-term deposits and saving certificates. This aims to put an end to the phenomenon—also known as leveraging—that swept through banks in the past few days. Over the week, banks have noticed an increase in appetite from customers to …

Hossam Mounir

SMEs need more than bank loans with low interest rates to succeed: experts

During his meeting with Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi emphasised the importance of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how these could improve Egypt’s economy. The president noted that banks should provide loans with low interest rates not exceeding 5%, as the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) initiative stipulated. …

Hisham Salah

Leading the way among traditional banks offering Sharia-compliant services is Banque Misr, with a total of EGP 22bn in Sharia-compliant transactions. (Photo:DNE)

Loans granted by banks see EGP 60bn increase in May

The total loans granted by banks to their clients, aside from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), increased by EGP 60bn to register EGP 920.7bn in May, compared to EGP 860.7bn recorded in April. A CBE bulletin on the performance of banks over May stated that the size of loans granted to the government registered …

Daily News Egypt