Finance

CBN Digitalizes Microfinance Bank Application Process

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched an online platform for the submission of applications for Microfinance Bank (MFB) operations. Called the CBN Licencing, Approval and Other Requests Portal (CBN LARP), the apex bank said on Wednesday that individuals or companies will no longer have to manually submit applications to establish microfinance banks (MFB) […]

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Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Lending and Its Challenges

What is Peer-to-peer lending? Peer-to-peer  (P2P) lending is a model that connects borrowers directly with investors through an online platform without the involvement of traditional financial intermediaries such as financial institutions. P2P lending can simply be described as the democratization of finance that offers new opportunities for both parties (the borrowers and lenders). Examples of P2P lending platforms

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What Are Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses (SG&A)?

What are SG&A? Selling, General, and Administrative expenses also known as operating expenses includes all of the costs associated with a company’s daily operations that are not directly linked to the production of goods or services. In simple terms, SG&A are the costs of doing business which include marketing and advertising, rent and utilities, management and administrative salaries,

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R&D Costs: What They Entail and Tax Considerations

What Are R&D Costs? Research and Development costs are the expenditures incurred by a company in its pursuit of new and improved products, services, or processes. For companies in various sectors, especially those in automobile, technology, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing, R&D is the lifeblood that fosters innovation and long-term competitiveness. Think of Research and Development expenses as what

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Company’s Financial Health: Its Importance and How To Analyze It

What is Financial Health? A company’s financial health is a term used to describe the state of an organization’s financial affairs. It is a snapshot of the company’s financial strength and stability. When assessing financial health, a variety of factors come into play, including whether a company is thriving, just surviving, or facing minor or severe challenges.

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