Document Type : Original Research


1 Department of Accounting and Finance, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Nigeria

2 Department of Accounting, Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Nigeria


This study investigated the awareness, perceptions and satisfaction of bank customers over Islamic bank products and services within the Benin metropolis. The specific objectives of the research were to examine the relationship between awareness and Islamic bank products and services; find out if customers’ perception affects Islamic banks’ products and services; and investigate if there is a relationship between customers’ satisfaction and Islamic bank products and services in Nigeria. Structured questionnaires were used to elicit responses from one hundred respondents. The data collected was analyzed using the ordinary least squares (OLS) multivariate regression estimation method. Findings from the analyses revealed that customers’ awareness and satisfaction exerted negative and non-significant influence on Islamic banking products and services. Customers’ perception about Islamic banking products and services was positive and not significant. The study therefore recommends that operators and regulators of Islamic banks need to pay due attention to public awareness and perception with a view to enhancing patronage of the Islamic banking products and services and enabling the sector to effectively compete with its already well-established conventional counterpart.


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