Measuring the Impact of Economic Stability and Remittances of Overseas Workers on Bank Deposits: the Case of Jordan

Amjad Qwader, Ateyah Alawneh

Abstract


This study aims at measuring the impact of economic stability represented by (Inflation rate, Economic growth) and remittances of overseas workers on bank deposits in Jordan during the period (2000-2015).

The study used the multiple linear regression method by the (E-views) program  to study the impact of the independent variables on the dependent variables. Statistical analysis showed the presence of a statistically significant, positive correlation for both the rate of inflation and workers' remittances on current deposits, saving deposits and time deposits. The statistical analysis also showed that there is a statistically significant, negative correlation between economic growth rate on current deposits, saving deposits and time deposits.

The study reached a number of recommendations, most important is: the need for local banks administration to take into consideration the economic factors and variables, including inflation, economic growth and remittances of overseas workers, which directly affect the bank deposits in Jordan, study their evolution and forecast their future value to take various measures that will be positively reflected on the growth of bank deposits.

Another recommendation is the need for local banks administration to attract more remittances of overseas workers, through genuine and honest programs that provide benefits for overseas  workers and the bank alike.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/afr.v6n2p45

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