Foreign Banks in Kenya

Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Citi are amongst the top foreign banks in Kenya.

Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd is one of the top banks in Kenya and has won the prestigious award “Best Foreign Bank in Kenya” in 2010 (by EMEA Finance). The Bank's financial performance over the years has built strong confidence among the Bank's shareholders, with a reputation as one of the leading blue chip companies on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.

Barclays has made significant contribution to the development of the banking industry, financial services sector, and the economy overall. It has received a number of awards and distinctions such as:
- Best Bank in Kenya by Global Finance (2008, 2009 and 2010)
- Company of the Year Award for Human Resource Management Practices (Kenya Institute of Management, 2008)
- Best Retail Bank (2009 Banking Awards)
- Company that best complies with the International Financial Reporting Standards - FiRe Awards (2009).

Standard Chartered Bank opened its branches in Kenya in January 1911. It is the oldest foreign bank in Kenya, and has two core business divisions: Wholesale Banking and Personal Banking. These two businesses are supported by the functions of Operations & Technology, Finance, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. The Bank has remained a public quoted company on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since 1989.

Citibank Kenya was established in 1974 and is the sixth largest commercial bank in Kenya. The Bank is structured around business segments, product groups, operations and technology and staff units. It provides a range of banking services to companies, including commercial finance, inter-bank transactions, investment services, deposits, cash management and electronic banking.

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