Big Four banking landscape: Lenders remain vigilant until they get the signal on economic growth

Posted in: Intellidex in the media on August 26, 2021


The business environment remains risky, volatile, and uncertain. Across all the banks, there has been limited corporate borrowing, says Nolwandle Mthombeni, senior banking analyst with Intellidex. This is not necessarily a sign of trouble – given that credit loss ratios are improving – but signals a lack of opportunity or lack of confidence, she says. Featured in Daily Maverick.

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