Financial Inclusion, MSMEs and Its Impact on Deposit Money Banks Performance in Nigeria

This study examined the impact of financial inclusion on financial performance of listed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in Nigeria. The study measured financial inclusion using Micro, Small and

Medium Enterprises Financing, Rural Financing, Number of branches of DMBs, Pricing and Usage of banking services, while performance was measured with return on assets (ROA). This study adopted ex-post facto research design. The population of the study comprised of the 14 listed deposit money banks on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for the period of 2005-2018. The study censured all the 14 listed DMBs as the sample size. The study collected secondary data from Central Bank of Nigeria statistical bulletin and financial reports of the sampled banks. Panel multiple regression analysis was utilized to analyse the data and Hausman specification test revealed that fixed effect model was more appropriate to random effect model. Test for adequacy were performed on the residuals and the results indicated that the residuals were homoskedastic and had no serial correlation, suggesting that the model is good. The study found that rural financing and number of branches of deposit money banks have statistically significant effects on profitability of DMBs in Nigeria. The study concluded that financial inclusion improves profitability of DMBs in Nigeria. Based on the findings, this study recommended that DMBs should increase the amount of loan and advances given to rural areas and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as this will strengthen profitability of DMBs in Nigeria.

Keywords: Financial Inclusion, MSMEs, Number of Bank Branches, Performance and Rural Financing 

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APA

S.A, O (2023). Financial Inclusion, MSMEs and Its Impact on Deposit Money Banks Performance in Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/financial-inclusion-msmes-and-its-impact

MLA 8th

S.A, OYETOYAN "Financial Inclusion, MSMEs and Its Impact on Deposit Money Banks Performance in Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 02 Oct. 2023, https://afribary.com/works/financial-inclusion-msmes-and-its-impact. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

MLA7

S.A, OYETOYAN . "Financial Inclusion, MSMEs and Its Impact on Deposit Money Banks Performance in Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 02 Oct. 2023. Web. 22 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/financial-inclusion-msmes-and-its-impact >.

Chicago

S.A, OYETOYAN . "Financial Inclusion, MSMEs and Its Impact on Deposit Money Banks Performance in Nigeria" Afribary (2023). Accessed May 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/financial-inclusion-msmes-and-its-impact