Equity Bank has emerged as the top Overall Bank at the Think Business Banking Awards 2017. The bank scooped a total of 19 awards out of a possible 24 entries it had submitted.
Equity beat other lenders by scooping the first position in 13 other categories namely Best Bank in Mortgage Finance, Best Bank in Agency Banking, Best Bank in Retail Banking, Best Bank in Product Innovation, Best Bank in Trade Financing, 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 & Livestock Finance, Outstanding Young Banker of the Year – Gakii Mwongera, Best Bank in Integrated Digital Marketing and Best Bank in Tier one category.
(TOP: Equity Bank Chief Officer of Corporate and SME Banking, Rohit Singh – left – and Finserve Marketing Manager Irene Gitonga – right – receive the Best Bank in Product Innovation Award from Craft Silicon’s CEO Kamal Budhabhatti. Equity Bank won Best Bank in Product Innovation for its EazzyPay payment platform).
Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi also won the CEO of the Year award. Commenting on the awards, 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. 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,” 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.
These awards comes days after the bank was also recognised as the world’s 5th most socially devoted financial brand and the Best in Kenya by Social Bakers, the world’s leading social media analytics provider.
The Think Business Banking Awards is in its 12th year and is aimed at encouraging innovation, prudence and stability, in the banking sector by recognizing, awarding and celebrating exemplary performance in the sector.