Best Banks in Kenya

Equity Bank, KCB Group, Standard Chartered Bank, and Barclays Bank are highly regarded as the best banks in Kenya:

Equity Bank was voted the Best Bank in Kenya during the 2008 Renaissance Capital Awards in a survey benchmarked against a series of 12 parameters, chief of which include capital adequacy,  asset quality, earnings and liquidity. In addition, Equity Bank was named the bank of the year at the 2009 Banking Awards ceremony. The awards recognize the leading financial institutions in Kenya.

KCB Group has won emeafinance's Best Local Bank in Kenya 2010 Award. This is the third consecutive year that KCB has been recognized in the coveted African Banking Awards. The emeafinance's Banking Awards recognise some of the best banks across the Central and Eastern European region as well as the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Standard Chartered Bank is the oldest foreign bank in Kenya and has received many awards and distinctions such as the: Best Bank in Kenya 2006 (The Banker Magazine Awards); Corporate Bank of the Year 2005 (Market Intelligence); Gold Award-Best Corporate Bank of the Year and Most Efficient Bank of the Year (Market Intelligence Market Survey), to name a few.

Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd, a subsidiary of Barclays Plc, is highly regarded as one of the leading banks in the country. It was named the Best Bank in Kenya by Global Finance (2008, 2009 and 2010). The Bank has an extensive network of branches and ATM's countrywide, and is supported by Internet and mobile banking channels plus a Customer Service Centre that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Barclaycard has a broad portfolio of products issued under its brand, such as Barclaycard Visa Classic, Barclaycard Visa Gold, Barclays Premier League card, Barclaycard Visa Prestige, Company Visa, Nakumatt Visa Classic, Nakumatt Visa Gold. Barclaycard Kenya is the credit card arm of Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited and is the oldest and largest issuer of credit cards in the nation.

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