DR (MRS) MBOTO, HELEN WALTER – email@example.com
EDOM, EDOM ONYAM- firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPARTMENT OF BANKING & FINANCE, FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES,
UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, P.M.B. 1115, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA.
This study examined the impact of deposit money banks’ operations on investment in Nigeria. The study
specifically assessed the effect of private sector credit, interest rate spread and deposit mobilization on
investment in Nigeria. The data for the study were source from the CBN statistical bulletin for the period
1984 to 2016. The exploratory design was combined with the ex-post facto research design; the data
collection method was desk survey. The study used the Error Correction Mechanism (ECM) for data
analysis. Findings showed that jointly, deposit money banks’ lending have a long-term significant effect on
the investment in Nigeria. Also, it was revealed that there is a short run causality running from INTS to
investment. Again, deposit money bank deposit mobilization has a positive effect on investment in Nigeria.
Lastly, interest rate spread and private sector credit have an inverse effect on investment in Nigeria. The
study therefore recommends that Deposit money banks should in addition to granting loans to the industrial
sector; monitor the use of such funds to avoid loan diversion and consequently poor industrial sector
performance. Also, Banks should employ research staff to conduct researches on modern approaches to
effective investments and should use the research findings to train her loan customers on the best investment
vehicles as this will go a long way to enhance their investment portfolio. Lastly, the spread between lending
and deposit rates should be narrowed to trigger savings and enhance banks’ loan supply.
Keywords: Private Sector Credit; Investment; Deposit Mobilization; Interest Rate Spread.
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