An Investigation into the causes of fraud in banks in Zimbabwe

Jonathan Tembo Jonathan Tembo

Abstract


The research study investigated the causes of fraud within banks in Zimbabwe. The research adopted the
descriptive survey research design. Purposive Sampling technique was used to select respondents. Primary data
was collected using questionnaires and interviews. The major findings of the research were that banks internal
controls in Zimbabwe were weak. It was also found that staff motivation was low and bank employees had not
gone under any fraud related training. The research recommended that banks needed to tighten internal controls,
improve employee motivation, and send their employees for fraud prevention training.

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