There’s no denying that regulation remains crucial to the smooth running of any economy and a country’s general economic well-being.
However, when weighed on a scale, how good or bad do regulatory decisions have on Nigerian banks?
You may have heard of some regulatory decisions like the monthly Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) debits, Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) levy, and Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) premium. Each of these decisions is a rule (or charge) for banks operating in Nigeria.
As the primary regulator, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) justifies these charges as necessary to ensure financial stability. But we can no longer ignore their impact due to their increasing pressures on banks’ bottom line.
So in this data story, I will use 11 charts to examine the impact of these regulations and discuss how justifiable they are.