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Africa's Banks and Financial Services

29 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 26 April 2014

Africa's financial services are among the continent's fastest-growing sectors, and companies there are plugging the continent's unbanked into the global financial system. Presenter Manuela Saragosa discusses how, with Diana Layfield, chief executive officer of Africa Operations at Standard Chartered Bank, Dr Iraj Abedian, chief executive officer of Pan-African Capital Holdings and Bob Collymore, chief executive officer of Kenya's Safaricom, which owns the M-Pesa mobile money transfer system. Our resident management consultant-turned-comedian Colm O'Regan muses about the relationship he has with his bank. And our guests also discuss the nature of our dealings with banks - the relationship may be unequal but we still place a lot of trust in banking institutions.


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