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Africa Financial Services

  • A broader

    EY is a connected and integrated organisation. With nearly 35 000 talented EY people dedicated to the Financial Services sector worldwide, we are able to draw upon a broad pool of knowledge to help you to achieve your business objectives.

    Our team members across Africa, whose inclusive mind sets and, cross-border and cross-service-line placements are key to helping you deliver measurable and sustainable improvement. Our wealth & asset management, banking & capital markets and insurance industry professionals are located in major geographic hubs, a unique structure that allows us to rapidly mobilise and dedicate them to the right assurance, tax, transaction and advisory-related projects across the Africa.

  • Wealth & Asset

    In light of increased competition, market volatility and demands for transparency, today’s global asset managers need to rethink their business models. Turn to our Global Wealth & Asset Management Center for insights on addressing regulatory challenges, growing assets, mitigating risk and enhancing performance.

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  • Banking &
    Capital Markets

    Unprecedented regulatory changes and demands are challenging global banks’ path to growth and profitability. Whether your goal is to manage risk, ensure compliance with new rules, improve operating models or raise capital, our Global Banking & Capital Markets Center can help you adapt to the new rules of the road so that your organization can reach its full potential.

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  • Insurance

    Insurers around the world need to plan for the impact of new regulatory and competitive challenges. Tap into the insights of our Global Insurance Center professionals to learn how to respond to the changes and set your organization apart on issues such as IFRS, Solvency II, Dodd-Frank and FATCA.

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Our latest view

EY Financial Services Index Q3 2015
The EY Financial Services Index slowed in the third quarter of 2015, in line with weak GDP growth. Asset managers led the fall in confidence, followed by retail banks and life insurers. Only investment banks recorded stronger confidence.

EY Financial Services Index Q2 2015
Overall financial services confidence is in line with long-term average levels despite weak GDP growth.
EY Financial Services Index Q2 2015 report
EY Financial Services Index Q2 2015 summary

South Africa Banking Review
Bank earnings are growing, with Africa providing relief from the weak local market

Banks in emerging markets face 3 main challenges: Tougher regulation, intensifying competition & increasing costs.

EY’s global consumer banking survey shows that consumer confidence in the banking industry is on the rise. Visit

Banking customers can be separated into eight segments Read EY’s global consumer banking survey for more information

Africa 2030
Since we initiated our flagship Africa attractiveness programme in 2010, we have been among those at the forefront of promoting the African growth story and advocating for greater levels of investment into Africa.

Africa’s future: Effective strategy execution
Smart metering could resolve many of Africa’s energy challenges, including billing accuracy, energy efficiency, nontechnical losses and customer engagement. Eduard Stephenson reports.

Africa Attract: 2014
EY's attractiveness surveys are widely recognized by our clients, the media and major public stakeholders as a key source of insight on foreign direct investment (FDI).

Africa by numbers: Nigeria
Nigeria has also attracted the most FDI capital and the 2nd most FDI projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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