EghtesadOnline: President Ebrahim Raisi in a meeting with CEOs of banks underscored the pressing need for change in managing the banking system that has come under systemic criticism for long periods.
EghtesadOnline: Bankers prefer the Central Bank of Iran take charge of a long-awaited plan for reforming the outdated banking sector. The call was made in a recent letter to Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani following ratification of the “Comprehensive Islamic Banking Bill” earlier this month.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s banking sector, for a variety of reasons, has failed to keep up with the rapid pace of technological advancement in most countries since early 2000. However, lenders have resorted to some new approaches towards banking and financial technologies in their quest for not being left too far behind. But much more needs to be done.
EghtesadOnline: The Majlis Economic Commission is preparing a bill In line with efforts to promote long-awaited transparency in the key banking sector.
EghtesadOnline: Bypassing US economic sanctions is the function of a robust private sector and the banking sector will step in to empower private companies, said the CEO of state-owned Bank Melli Iran.
EghtesadOnline: As part of its plans to reform the limping banking sector, the government has launched a program to sell excess property of state banks.
EghtesadOnline: The head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture called on the government and the Central Bank of Iran to improve oversight of the cumbersome banking system and move it toward the "productive" sectors of the economy.
EghtesadOnline: A major part of the Comprehensive Banking Law targeting the struggling banking system and problems of the central bank has been approved, the head of the Monetary and Banking Committee of Majlis Economic Affairs Commission Mohammad Hossein Hosseinzadeh Bahraini told state TV.
EghtesadOnline: The action plan of the Central Bank of Iran regarding the implementation of the Banking Overhaul Plan is premised on 10 key factors, said the vice-governor of the bank.