This Technical Note examines the condition of the banking system for Pakistan. The number of commercial banks and various nonbank financial institutions in the country grew rapidly in the early 1990s. The privatization of state-owned banks has been accompanied by the liberalization in the financial system and the openness to domestic and foreign competition. This technical note assesses the financial soundness indicators. It also contains the missionas recommendations aimed at preserving stability and soundness of the banking system.The share of personal loans (particularly, auto loans, house loans, and credit cards) has grown from virtually nothing in the mid-1990s to 12 percent of the total bank credit in September 2003. The rapid consumer credit growth, if sustained, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Pakistan--Financial Sector Assessment Program--Technical Note--Condition of the Banking System|
|Author||:||International Monetary Fund|
|Publisher||:||International Monetary Fund - 2005-05-11|