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Monday, 08 May 2017 12:31 EATlmakena@kenyafreepress.com
Equity Bank has been named as the top bank in Kenya at the Think Business Banking Awards 2017. The bank bagged 19 awards out of 24 entries it had submitted, shrugging off strong competition to beat other lenders by scooping the first position in 13 other categories including Best Bank in Mortgage Finance, Best Bank in Agency Banking, Best Bank in Retail Banking, Best Bank in Product Innovation and Best Bank in Trade Financing.
The bank also won Best Bank with the Lowest Charges to Individuals, Best Bank in Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Commercial Bank in Micro Finance, Best Bank in Agribusiness and Livestock Finance, Outstanding Young Banker of the Year (Gakii Mwongera), Best Bank in Integrated Digital Marketing and Best Bank in Tier one category.
Equity Bank's managing director and CEO James Mwangi also won the Chief Executive of the Year award. Commenting on the awards, Dr Mwangi said the win highlights the bank’s focus of providing the best and efficient financial services to its customers. “I am humbled by this recognition which further validates our strategy and pursuit of financial inclusion while giving our customers freedom, choice and control,” he said.
“We aim to retain this victory in the future and translate this success into a deeper emotional connection with our customers by giving them freedom, choice and control with our product and service offering,” Dr Mwangi added.
Equity also emerged second in the following categories; Best Bank in Product Marketing, Most Customer Centric Bank, Best Bank in Internet Banking and Best Bank in Corporate Banking. Equity was the second runners-up in Best Bank in Mobile Banking category.