Bank of Ghana

Ghanaians to Enjoy Interest Free Loans

The Bank of Ghana is in the process of licensing Islamic Bank, which is expected to provide interest free loans to its customers across the country. The Central Bank Governor, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah, told journalists at a press conference in Accra that the Banking Supervision Department of his outfit is working assiduously to issue new banking licenses to Islamic Bank, as well as the Ghana Armed Forces Bank by the close of the year. Research from Lotus Capital Limited in Nigeria shows there is a growing appetite for Islamic finance as approximately 30 per cent of the Muslim population around the world would be interested in Islamic finance. Nevertheless, the operations of Islamic banks give rise to a unique set of risks, in addition to the standard risks associated with banking activities.

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