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The Banker Board – March 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

A weekly look at some of the most recent and influential people moves across the global banking industry. 


KCB extends its rivalry with Equity Group to the DRC

August 12, 2022

The Kenyan lender's acquisition of Trust Merchant Bank follows the Democratic Republic of Congo's formal entry into the East African Community.

NPL upward trend continues at Kenyan banks

October 14, 2021

KCB Group, the country’s largest lender by Tier 1 capital, saw its non-performing loan ratio rise to 15% in 2020.

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UK deal boosts Nairobi’s position as financial hub

July 29, 2021

Closer ties with the City of London likely to encourage further fintech investment into Kenyan capital. 

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Kenya's finance minister on lockdowns, locusts and NPLs

April 20, 2021

Ukur Yatani, cabinet secretary of the Kenyan National Treasury, on the state of the country’s economy and banking sector.

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Kenya’s banks weather the storm

April 20, 2021

The banking sector's ability to return to previous profitability levels depends on length of lockdowns. 

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Kenya’s ambitions checked but hopes abound

April 20, 2021

The country’s economic bounceback has been dampened by a Covid-19 surge, but a swift recovery is anticipated. 

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Kenya epicentre of busy M&A year for Africa

February 24, 2021

Leading banks expanded across the continent, while consolidation continued in overbanked countries.

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Kenya’s banks set for another bumpy year

February 15, 2021

Large government debt and vulnerability to external shocks could derail the banking sector’s recovery in 2021.


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Kenyan central bank governor wants a more customer-centric focus

November 1, 2019

In the face of cooling growth predictions, Kenya's central bank governor talks to John Everington about the deeper changes being made to the country's banking system.

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