PenCom directs PFAs to discontinue the operation of Death Benefits Accounts
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has mandated all licensed Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to discontinue the operation of Death Benefits Accounts (DBAs) with effect from 31 January 2020. DBAs have been used by legal beneficiaries to access benefits of deceased contributors to the pension scheme who did not open Retirement Savings Account (RSA) during their lifetime.
CBN introduces special foreign exchange window for investors and exporters
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on 21 April 2017 announced that it has set up a special foreign exchange window for investors, exporters and end users. The announcement was made via a Circular referenced FMD/DIR/CIR/GEN/08/007.
Applying blockchain in securitization
After months of analysis and consultations with various industry constituents involved in different stages of the securitization lifecycle, there is little doubt that blockchain and smart contracts (a key technology that enables many blockchain applications) hold such promise.
Directors’ Alert 2017 – Courage under fire: Embracing disruption
Disruption is a topic everyone is talking about. While many organizations fear it, others realize the many opportunities that disruptive technologies, processes, and social norms present. But with every opportunity comes an element of risk – not every disruption will positively impact your enterprise.
Blockchain technology: 9 benefits & 7 challenges
Blockchain, mostly known as the backbone technology behind Bitcoin, is one of the hottest and most intriguing technologies currently in the market. Since 2013 Google searches for “blockchain” have risen 1900%.
Over the horizon: Blockchain and the future of financial infrastructure
The transformation of the financial services industry is top-of-mind for everyone in the field. As digitization has “changed the game” for all industry sectors, distributed ledger technology, also known as blockchain, has emerged as a hot topic. But how can this technology help financial firms? This report from Deloitte and World Economic Forum takes a pragmatic approach to answering this question.
The CFO Report 2016 – West Africa
What challenges are faced by CFOs in West Africa and the rest of Africa? In this report, 349 CFOs from South Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa and West Africa have given their views on the cost of funding, risk factors, cash flow priorities, expansion plans and strategic intent.