Equity Bank emerged as the top overall bank at this year’s Think Business Banking Awards.
The lender scooped a total of 19 awards out of a possible 24 entries it had submitted. Equity shrugged off strong competition to scoop the first position in 13 other categories.
Equity Bank Managing Director and CEO Dr James Mwangi also won the Chief Executive of the Year. Dr Mwangi said the win highlights the bank’s focus of providing the best and efficient financial services to its customers.
“This recognition further validates our strategy and pursuit of financial inclusion while giving our customers freedom, choice and control,” he said.
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Equity scooped the following: 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.
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 award 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, in its 12th year, is aimed at encouraging innovation, prudence and stability, in the banking sector by recognizing, awarding and celebrating exemplary performance in the sector.