Equity Bank Limited (The “Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 – 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. ... Read More
In 2015, the Bank began operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the acquisition of Pro-credit Bank, a milestone that helped further its financial inclusion agenda.
In 2014, Equity Bank’s mobile network, Equitel, was introduced. It played a major role in the digital disruption resulting in 2.7 million Equitel activations and 20% market share in just two years.
In 2010, Equity Bank established Equity Group Foundation, the arm of the bank that champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Africa.
Due to its listing to the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), the Bank attracted Helios, a strategic investor who invested USD 185 million into it in 2007.
In 2006, Equity Bank was listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, now the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), where it has become the largest bank by market capitalization.
The Bank was declared insolvent and transformed into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank, currently with the largest customer base of more than 9 million customers.
In 1984, Equity Building Society -now the bank arm of the group- was founded, and has recorded various key milestones through the years.
We exist to transform the lives and livelihoods of our people socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.
Transforming lives, giving dignity and expanding opportunities for wealth creation.
To be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa
We offer integrated financial services that socially and economically empower consumers, businesses, enterprises and communities.
Equity provides Inclusive Financial Services that transform livelihoods, give dignity and expand opportunities.
Your Listening, Caring Partner.
Growing Together in Trust.
Our values are intrinsically weaved into our business, flowing through every aspect of our day to day and embracing it as our culture. They are reflections of what we believe in and as guiding principles provide a standard through which we measure ourselves.
Equity Bank's business model has attracted both local and international recognition. On many occasions, the Bank has been invited to various international forums and bodies to share on its successes. Equity has also become a hub of other institutions worldwide keen on learning and exchanging insights on the Equity model of extending financial services to the low income segment and the un-banked population. A number of international luminaries have paid a courtesy call on Equity Bank on their mission to study poverty reduction initiatives in Africa. Among the dignitaries who have visited us are UN Advisor HRH Princess Maxima of Netherlands, former UN First Lady Nane Annan, CGAP President Elizabeth LittleField, WWB President Nancy Barry and Melinda French Gates.