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.
The Bank is fully owned by the Government with the majority shareholding in the Bank (51%) held by the Treasury through the Deposit Protection Fund. Offering one of the widest range of banking products and services in the market today. The Bank enjoys an independent, dynamic, result oriented culture and a flexible and innovative approach.
Family Bank (formely Family Finance Building Society) was registered as a Building Society in October 1984 in Kenya, under the Building Societies Act and commenced operations in the early 1985. Family Bank converted into a fully fledged bank in May 2007 and the main driver for our conversion was the need to offer a wider range of products and services to customers.
Housing Finance was incorporated on 8th November 1965 as per the Banking Act, under the name the Housing Finance Company of Kenya. Our founding shareholders are the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) and the Kenyan Government. In 1992, Housing Finance Company of Kenya offered part of its equity to the public and became a quoted company on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
K-Rep was established in 1984 as a project that supported the development of Small and Micro Enterprises through NGO managed programs. In 1987, the project was incorporated as local NGO. It changed its original strategy of supporting NGOs with grants and technical assistance, to that of advancing loans to the NGOs, in 1989.
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.
National Bank Of Kenya are able to provide a secure and professional service to a number of customers in both the Retail and Corporate market sectors. National Bank of Kenya has one of the largest networks in the country
Standard Chartered Bank opened its branches in Kenya in January 1911, with 2 branches; one at Treasury Square in Mombasa and the other on Kenyatta Avenue in Nairobi. Today, 97 years later, the Bank has an excellent franchise, with a network of 32 branches strategically located across the country, 84 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and 1,040 employees. With 25% local shareholdings, Standard Chartered Bank has remained a public quoted company on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since 1989.