The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) will hold its second Annual Banking Research Conference on September 23rd and 24th in Nairobi, under the theme “Deepening the Banking Industry through Crossing of Boundaries”, announced by KBA’s CEO Habil Olaka.
The Deepening the Banking Industry through Crossing of Boundaries conference will bring together stakeholders from the banking and financial services sector, academics and policymakers, as well as representatives of the public and private sector, CIO East Africa reports.
Mr Olaka disclosed that banks and financial institutions need to move away from traditional models of operation and head towards technology-driven service provision, as a gradual shift in consumer attitude and growing demand for “anytime-anywhere” access to services has been recently observed.
Mr Olaka further added that experts will debate the measures needed to endorse stability and competition within the banking industry, as well as emerging developments that have motivated the consideration that new frontiers in banking will be driven by an element of synergy.
Participants will therefore study the synergistic relationship between banks and Mobile Network Operators in a bid to improve efficiency in payments and promote financial inclusion, as well as cross-border expansion of Kenyan Banks.