Namibia Commercial Banking Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the commercial banking industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, Commercial Banking Risk Reward Index, Economic Forecasts, Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews and Company Profiles.

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Namibia Commercial Banking Report
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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators
Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other
na = not available/applicable. Source: BMI; Central banks; Regulators
November 2015, NADbn 107.2 79.3 15.4 12.5 107.2 13.7 80.4 13.1
November 2016, NADbn 116.3 86.4 16.4 13.6 116.3 15.3 85.2 15.8
% change y-o-y 8.6% 8.9% 6.6% 8.5% 8.6% 11.9% 6.0% 21.0%
November 2016, USDbn 7.8 5.7 1.1 0.9 7.8 1.0 5.8 0.9
November 2016, USDbn 8.6 6.4 1.2 1.0 8.6 1.1 6.3 1.2
% change y-o-y 11.4% 11.8% 9.4% 11.3% 11.4% 14.8% 8.7% 24.1%
Commercial Banking Sector Key Ratios, October 2016
Loan/deposit ratio Loan/asset ratio Loan/GDP ratio GDP Per Capita, USD Deposits per capita, USD
Source: BMI; Central banks; Regulators
101.35% 74.24% 54.94% 4,823.5 2,524.6
Falling Rising Falling na na
Annual Growth Rate Projections 2015-2020 (%)
Assets Loans Deposits
Source: BMI; Central banks; Regulators
Annual Growth Rate 14 13 13
CAGR 12 12 11
Ranking 20 23 25
Ranking Out Of 75 Countries Reviewed In 2016
Loan/deposit ratio Loan/asset ratio Loan/GDP ratio
Source: BMI; Central banks; Regulators
23 4 46
Local currency asset growth Local currency loan growth Local currency deposit growth
23 26 30
Commercial Banking Sector Indicators, 2013-2020
2013 2014 2015e 2016f 2017f 2018f 2019f 2020f
e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: BMI; Central banks; Regulators
Total assets, NADbn 86.2 96.1 109.6 121.8 136.2 152.5 172.3 196.5
Total assets, USDbn 8.2 8.3 7.1 9.0 9.0 10.0 11.5 13.4
Client loans, NADbn 62.6 73.1 81.5 90.3 100.5 112.1 125.6 141.9
Client loans, USDbn 6.0 6.3 5.3 6.7 6.7 7.4 8.4 9.7
Client deposits, NADbn 66.8 71.8 81.1 88.6 97.9 109.0 122.0 137.9
Client deposits, USDbn 6.4 6.2 5.2 6.6 6.5 7.2 8.1 9.4
BMI Industry View
Table: Commercial Banking Sector Indicators
Table: Commercial Banking Sector Key Ratios, December 2015
Table: Annual Growth Rate Projections 2015-2020 (%)
Table: Ranking Out Of 75 Countries Reviewed In 2016
Table: Commercial Banking Sector Indicators, 2013-2020
Commercial Banking
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Namibia - Banking Sector Snapshot
Commercial Banking Risk/Reward Index
Middle East and Africa Commercial Banking Risk/Reward Index
Table: Middle East and Africa Commercial Banking Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Middle East and Africa Commercial Banking Outlook
Table: Banks' Bond Portfolios, 2014
Table: Comparison Of Loan/Deposit, Loan/Asset And Loan/GDP Ratios, 2016
Table: Comparison Of Total Assets, Client Loans And Client Deposits (USDbn)
Table: Comparison Of USD Per Capita Deposits, 2016
Economic Analysis
Competitive Landscape
Market Structure
Table: Protagonists In Namibia's Commercial Banking Sector
Table: List of Banks
Company Profile
Bank Windhoek
Table: Stock Market Indicators
Table: Balance Sheet (NADmn)
Table: Balance Sheet (USDmn)
Table: Key Ratios (%)
Standard Bank
Table: Balance Sheet (NADmn)
Table: Key Ratios (%)
First National Bank of Namibia
Table: Balance Sheet (NADmn)
Table: Key Ratios (%)
Global Industry Overview
Industry Forecast
Regional Outlooks
Table: 50 Largest Banking Sectors By Assets - Change In Loans-To-GDP
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Namibia 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Namibia 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Namibia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Namibia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Namibia 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Commercial Banking Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

The Namibia Commercial Banking Report has been researched at source and features BMI Research's independent assessment and forecasts for the commercial banking sector in Namibia. It examines key drivers of growth and future prospects, including the macroeconomic situation, the level of development and potential for growth of the banking sector, the commercial initiatives of major players, government policy and the regulatory environment. Leading banks are profiled, covering total assets, liabilities, client deposits, lending, bond holdings, main products and services, competitive positioning and ownership structure.

BMI's Namibia Commercial Banking Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the commercial banking industry in Namibia.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent commercial banking industry forecasts for Namibia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Namibian commercial banking market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Namibia through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, investments and macroeconomic developments.
  • Exploit latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity) and Competitive Landscape Analysis.


BMI Industry View

Key insights into the commercial banking market, covering industry trends, key players and the regulatory environment, plus snapshots of assets, liabilities, client loans and client deposits in local currency and USD.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the commercial banking sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI’s Commercial Banking Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors and participants looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Global, Regional and Country Industry Overviews

In-depth analysis of the major global and regional developments in the market, which can be linked with the country industry overview, providing cross-country investment, product and financing trends that will affect each market, supported by BMI’s global and regional industry forecasts.

BMI Economic Forecasts

BMI forecasts to end-2019 for all headline macroeconomic indicators, including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.

  • Competitive Landscape Market Data: Analysis of market size, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key annual and quarterly data.
  • Company Database: A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading commercial banks, including assets and liabilities, client loans, client deposits, capital, bond holdings, loan-deposit ratio, tier 1 capital, return on assets, earnings per share and market capitalisation.

Company Profiles and SWOTs

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses.

The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.


The Commercial Banking reports draw on a network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.