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All Set for the Kenya Bankers Association 7th Annual Research Conference

Nairobi 24th September, 2018 - The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) will hold the 7th Annual Research Conference on 27th and 28th September, 2018 at Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi from 8am. Themed "Credit Market Dynamics in an Evolving Regulatory and Market Participants' Environment", the forum will facilitate discussions on ways by which the financial system can promote efficient credit allocation to the economy. It will also provide a platform to contribute to knowledge on the influences of credit access to key sectors of the economy such as agriculture, housing, and manufacturing.

In addition, the Conference will explore the impact of Financial Technology (FinTech), as both an enabler and a disrupter in the credit market, delving into the bearing of technology on access and cost of credit, particularly to vulnerable segments of the economy such as low-income households and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Further, the meeting will examine the influence of credit seekers' perceptions and behaviour on the nature and cost of credit accessed, besides assessing how regulation influences credit at the aggregate levels as well as sector and/or business segment level.

The Conference will be graced by Central Bank of Kenya Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge, who will formally open the forum on Thursday 27th September, 2018. Dr. Njoroge will be joined by KBA Chairman Mr. Joshua Oigara, KBA CEO Dr. Habil Olaka, various banks' CEOs, members of the academic fraternity, among other stakeholders from the public and private sectors.

This year, the event will feature presenters drawn from various institutions, including the University of Nairobi, Strathmore University, Central Bank of Kenya and Kenya Bankers Association.

About the Kenya Bankers Association:

KBA (www.kba.co.ke) was founded on 16th July 1962. Today, KBA is the financial sector's leading advocacy group and banking industry umbrella body that represents total assets in excess of USD 40 billion. KBA has evolved and broadened its function to include advocacy on behalf of the banking industry, and championing financial sector development through strategic projects such as the launch of the industry's first P2P digital payments platform PesaLink. In line with the Government's policy on public-private partnerships, KBA and Central Bank of Kenya have implemented key projects such as modernization of the National Payments System through the Automated Clearing House, implementing the Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS), and the Kenya Credit Information Sharing Initiative. The KBA members are comprised of commercial banks and deposit taking microfinance banks. For more information, visit www.kba.co.ke.

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