Strategy Note /
Pakistan

MCB considers Easypaisa acquisition – strong potential but no bed of roses

  • MCB is one of the most profitable top-tier bank in Pakistan but lags peers in digital adoption

  • Acquiring Easypaisa, a leading mobile money platform, would help plug this strategic gap

  • But Easypaisa is loss-making, and competition is tough. MCB’s EPS could decline 14%

MCB considers Easypaisa acquisition – strong potential but no bed of roses
Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar

Global Financials/Thematics

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Rahul Shah
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Tellimer Research
8 November 2021
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