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Bank Holding Company Regulation in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa: A Comparative Inventory and a Call for Pan-African Regulation

54 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2016  

John Taylor

Queen Mary University of London - Centre for Commercial Law Studies

René Smits

ACELG; University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics (ACLE)

Date Written: November 20, 2016

Abstract

An overview of the regulation of bank holdings in three African jurisdictions (Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa), from a comparative legal perspective (EU and US), identifying regulation of a banking group's parent on the basis of ten identified elements of holding regulation, and calling for action to harmonise African bank holding regulation or adopt pan-African regulation. Submitted for publication in a law journal.

Keywords: bank holdings, African banking regulation, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, banking supervision, US Bank Holding Manual, EU Single Rulebook, ECB, EBA, UMOA prudential framework, SADC, East African Community, African Union, dispositif prudentiel UMOA

Suggested Citation

Taylor, John and Smits, René, Bank Holding Company Regulation in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa: A Comparative Inventory and a Call for Pan-African Regulation (November 20, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2881819 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2881819

John Taylor

Queen Mary University of London - Centre for Commercial Law Studies ( email )

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United Kingdom

René Smits (Contact Author)

ACELG ( email )

P.O.Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics (ACLE) ( email )

Roetersstraat 11
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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