Patrick Njoroge: Credit market dynamics in an evolving regulatory and market participants' environment

Keynote address by Dr Patrick Njoroge, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, at the 7th Kenya Bankers Association Annual Banking Conference "Credit Market Dynamics in an Evolving Regulatory and Market Participants' Environment", Nairobi, 27 September 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
15 October 2018

Good morning! I want to begin by thanking the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) for inviting me to speak at this auspicious Annual Banking Conference. I applaud KBA for organizing this conference for the last seven years, and contributing to thought leadership on topical banking sector issues.

The theme of the conference ‘‘Credit Market Dynamics in an Evolving Regulatory and Market Participants’ Environment’’ is quite apt given the conjuncture—where the global, regional and national financial markets are today. For instance, in Kenya, there has been considerable discourse recently on the cost and availability of credit. The discussion is now morphing to the potential role of disruptive non-traditional credit providers that leverage on technology, but discussions about consumer protection in these new environments has not gathered much steam. However, I am informed that these issues will be discussed during the conference and I look forward to the findings.