For the 12th year in a row, Equity Bank has been honored as the top bank in the nation at the renowned 18th Think Business Banking Awards. This prestigious accolade is a testament to the bank’s steadfast dedication to establishing a sustainable financial framework and reinforcing its standing as a frontrunner in the industry.
Equity Bank achieved remarkable success across diverse sectors this year, claiming the leading position in multiple categories. The bank’s exceptional performance was recognized in various areas, including the newly introduced ESG Factors category, Mobile Banking, Customer Centricity, Digital Banking, Retail Banking, Trade Finance, Agriculture and Livestock Financing, SME Banking, Agency Banking, Product Marketing, and Internet Banking. Additionally, the bank was honored with a Special Judges Award for Product Innovation, acknowledging its significant contribution to advancing clean energy accessibility at both institutional and household levels through the Equity Group Foundation’s Energy, Environment, and Climate Change pillar.
Commenting on the awards, Gerald Warui, the Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya, said,“ We invite our members to join us in celebrating the sweat of their unwavering support and the heritage of self-determination to seek dignity, transformation of lives and expansion of opportunities to create wealth. We trust the win will inspire our people to appreciate possibilities of dreams coming true and relentlessly pursue their ambitions while counting on our partnership and support.”
Equity also took the first runners up and second runners up positions in 5 awards categories including Best Bank in Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Bank in Corporate Banking, Best Bank in Asset Financing, Best Bank in Product Innovation and Best Bank in Mortgage Financing.
The annual Think Business Banking Awards is renowned for acknowledging top banks across the country based on a comprehensive analysis of institutional value, quantitative and qualitative metrics, customer value, and sustainable excellence.
Speaking during the awards ceremony, Michael Mutiga the Chief Judge said, “The submissions reflect the continuous excitement Banks have for their business and achievements. It also demonstrates the industry’s commitment to innovate and transform the way financial institutions and banks meet their customer needs. Indeed, it was very impressive to see the number of entries submitted, highlighting what the industry is doing on matters relating to Environmental and Social Governance, as well as addressing needs like mortgages, mobile banking and seeking to expand their borders within the region.”