Is there evidence of disintermediation in the South African banking sector?

Show simple item record Abreu, Michelle Pingo-de 2014-10-24T10:35:39Z 2014-10-24T10:35:39Z 2014-10-24
dc.description Thesis (M.Com. (Economics))--University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, School of Economic and Business Sciences, 2013. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This paper assesses the level of financial intermediation in the South African financial industry and the reasons for these levels of intermediation. Different banking intermediation measures are considered and mostly reflect disintermediation during the 1993 to 2009 period. Panel regressions are run to assess which economic factors had the biggest impact on intermediation by SA’s four largest banks (Absa Bank, Standard Bank of South Africa, Firstrand Bank and Nedbank). It is found that bank intermediation was impacted by bank size, profitability, as well as the level of competition and client relationships. The level of financial intermediation in SA has been low, negatively impacting on banks intermediation ability, and possibly impeding government and corporate sectors’ investment and economic activity. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject Banking en_ZA
dc.subject Financial intermediation en_ZA
dc.subject Financial disintermediation en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Is there evidence of disintermediation in the South African banking sector? en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA

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