Financial Times Names ‘Attijariwafa Bank’ Best in Morocco
Attijariwafa Bank Group was awarded two other prizes in London during the month of December, granted by prestigious British magazines in recognition for its performance over the past year.
EMEA Finance magazine also awarded its Best Moroccan Bank Prize for the year 2016 to Attijariwafa Bank for the second time. The same magazine gave the Best Asset Manager award to Attijariwafa Bank’s subsidiary, Wafa Gestion.
The Financial Times described in one of its articles in 2016 the Moroccan banking industry as “one of the best developed in Africa.” In this regards, the leading paper notes that the Kingdom has some of the continent’s biggest banks, namely Attijariwafa Bank (AWB), Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP) and Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur (BMCE) — which control two-thirds of the asset market.
According to the IMF Morocco’s banking sector has grown steadily over the past decade with deposits accounting for two-thirds of banks’ liabilities, while consumer credit is on the hike.
Financial inclusion, for its part, has grown, with around 60 per cent of the population now using bank services.
Moroccan banks are now present in 22 African countries and around 17 per cent of their foreign activity is on the continent.