Top Largest Banks in Kenya

The top largest banks of Kenya include Kenya Commercial Bank, National Bank of Kenya, Commercial Bank of Africa, Barclays, among others.

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB) is the top leading local bank with operations and outlets in all the major administrative centers in Kenya, and across the East and Central African region in Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Rwanda. The main business sectors include Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury and Mortgages.

National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has one of the largest networks in the country. It has taken a leading role in the issuance and promotion of modern delivery and payment systems. NBK has been involved in the stock market playing multiple roles as an arranger, underwriter and placing agent. The bank is an appointed fiscal agent, registrar and market maker in the secondary market.

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) is the largest privately owned Kenyan bank, whose primary focus is Corporate and Institutional banking. It was founded in 1962 and has branches in Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, and also in Kampala, Uganda.

Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Barclays Plc, is the top leading bank in Kenya in terms of profitability and market share in the areas of loans and deposits. Barclays has the largest range of card products offering in the market and holds the largest market share. It has received a number of awards including:
- Best Bank Africa (Euromoney Award of Excellence 2009).
- Best Bank in Kenya (Global Finance Magazine 2009)
- Best Bank in Retail Banking (Banking Awards 2009, sponsored by Think Business magazine 2009)

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