Barclays has operated in Kenya for over 90 years. Financial Strength coupled with extensive local and international resources have positioned Barclays Bank of Kenya as a foremost provider of financial services.The main sectors of the Kenyan economy are agriculture, manufacturing, tourism and financial services. Barclays has established an extensive network of 117 outlets with over 230 ATMs spread across the country.
Equity Bank commenced business on registration in 1984. It has evolved from a Building Society, a Microfinance Institution, to now the all inclusive Nairobi Stock Exchange and Kenya Securities Exchange public listed Commercial Bank. With over 5.7 million accounts, accounting for over 57% of all bank accounts in Kenya
The history of KCB dates back to 1896 when its predecessor, the National Bank of India opened an outlet in Mombasa. Eight years later in 1904, the Bank extended its operations to Nairobi, which had become the Headquarters of the expanding railway line to Kenya.