Equity declared Best Digital Bank in Kenya at Banker Africa awards


Equity Bank won five awards at the fourth Banker Africa East Africa Banking Awards, 2017, just weeks after the bank scooped 19 awards at the Think Business Banking Awards ceremony. 

Equity Bank, whose operations extend to Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and DR Congo has 266 branches across Eastern Africa out of which 177 branches are in Kenya. The Bank was also named the Best Retail Bank in Kenya; Best Bank in CSR East Africa and the Best Digital Bank in Kenya. The Group Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Mwangi was named the East African Banker of the Year. 

(TOP: CPI Financial CEO Robin Amlot – left – presented the Best CSR – East Africa award to Equity Bank’s Penny Kimani, Equity Group Foundation GM – Finance; Mathew Ngunga, Equity Group Foundation GM – Monitoring and Evaluation and Lydiah Kiburu, Equity Bank GM – Communications Digital & Social Media).

Commenting on the awards, Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi said: “Equity Bank continues to challenge itself and develop products & services that meet the needs and aspirations of our customers in order to remain competitive while at the same time offering our customers exemplary experience. These awards reflect recognition for Equity Bank’s position as the bank of choice in East Africa”. 

Mwangi reiterated the Bank’s continued support to its customers across the entire income spectrum with a suite of digital products to meet the ever evolving needs of its customers. The products include: EazzyApp for Mobile Banking which is available for download on Google Play and Apple Store on any mobile network; EazzyPay, a mobile payment platform for bills, goods and services; EazzyLoan for mobile loans that can be obtained through EazzyApp or Equitel; EazzyBiz, a Corporate Cash and Liquidity Management internet banking system; EazzyNet, an internet banking system for individuals and retail customers; Eazzy API a platform that allows any 3rd party to integrate their systems to Equity Bank and EazzyChama which is a banking solution that caters for Groups or Joint accounts as well as Equitel, a mobile banking solution that allows customers to access banking services through a SIM card and telecom services. 

Each year The Banker, a publication on the banking sector, acknowledges banks for the best overall performance by country and region, with the winners chosen based on analysis of their financial results, as well as their strategic developments and overall achievements in the year. 

The aim of the Awards programme, split into four individual regions (North Africa, East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa), is to recognise outstanding performance and excellence in the financial services industry. 

Category shortlists and nominations to those categories are decided by a judging panel of industry specialists approached by CPI Financial. The Awards process is based on peer-votes. Readers and registered users of the Banker Africa website are invited to vote for the institution that is, in their opinion, most worthy of winning the categories in which they are nominated. Voting is held open for a period of approximately four weeks.