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dc.contributor.advisorVincent Shiundu Mutswenjeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKuya, Jeremiah Obote
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-11T07:56:11Z
dc.date.available2023-08-11T07:56:11Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/26786
dc.descriptionA Research Project Submitted to the School of Business, Economics, and Tourism in Partial Fulfilment for the Award of Degree in Master of Business Administration in Finance of Kenyatta Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe study problem of this research was financial performance of digital credit providers in Kenya. This was because digital lenders reaped huge profits at the expense of the borrower whom they charged usurious loan rates that pushed borrowers into deeper poverty traps. Therefore, the government regulated the digital credit sector so as to protect borrowers from exorbitant interest rates through the Central Bank of Kenya prudential regulations of 2021. The study embarked on establishing the effect of the Central Bank of Kenya prudential regulation on the performance of digital credit providers financially in Nairobi City County, which was the main objective. The three specific objectives of the study were to assess the effect of Central Bank of Kenya prudential regulations that were pricing parameter regulation, pricing principle regulation, and credit information regulation on the financial performance of digital credit providers in Nairobi City County. The study conducted an in-depth literature review on prudential regulations. The study was anchored on four theories namely micro-loan borrowing rates and default theory, bank risk management theory, loanable funds theory, & loan pricing theory. With regards to research methodology, the study adopted a descriptive research design. The target population of the study was all the 20 digital credit providers licensed by Central Bank of Kenya in Nairobi City County. Census sampling technique was applied. The study used secondary data that was quantitative, which was collected through use of a secondary data collection template. The study analysed quantitative data that was obtained through the use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22. The study used a regression model to show the relationship between Central Bank of Kenya prudential regulations and performance of digital credit providers financially in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Financial performance was measured using Return on Equity. The diagnostic tests applied entail multicollinearity test, normality test, heteroscedasticity test, model specific test, autocorrelation, and stationarity test. The correlation results established that pricing parameter regulation and performance of Digital Credit Providers financially in terms of Return On Equity are positively and significantly related. With regards to research summary and findings, the regression results in the Return On Equity model showed that the Central Bank of Kenya prudential regulations influenced performance of Digital Credit Providers positively by 60% since the R2 was 0.602 & adjusted R2 was 0.599. The regression results for correlation coefficients for Return On Equity showed that pricing parameter, pricing principle, and credit information variables had r values of 0.538, 0.195, and 0.654 respectively and they all had p-values of 0.000, which proved that the three null hypotheses were true. Regression of coefficients results established that the three variables of the study and performance of Digital Credit Providers in financial terms were positively & significantly related. Additionally, the study applied hypothesis testing, which established that the Central Bank of Kenya prudential regulations had a significant effect on performance of Digital Credit Providers financially in Nairobi City County. The study concluded that three prudential regulations of Central Bank of Kenya’s had a positive & significant effect on performance of Digital Credit Providers in Nairobi City County. The study recommended that Central Bank of Kenya can implement interest capping for Digital Credit Providers to protect borrowers from being charged usurious interest rates that pushes them into deeper poverty traps. The study also recommended that Central Bank of Kenya to incorporate risk-based lending approach in their credit information regulation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipkenyatta universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectCentral Bank of Kenyaen_US
dc.subjectPrudential Regulationsen_US
dc.subjectFinancial Performanceen_US
dc.subjectDigital Crediten_US
dc.subjectNairobi City Countyen_US
dc.titleCentral Bank of Kenya Prudential Regulations and the Financial Performance of Digital Credit Providers in Nairobi City Countyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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