A KCB Bank outlet. The bank and its subsidiary, National Bank of Kenya, were among the big winners at the Think Business Awards gala ceremony. [Photo/ Majira Digital Media]
A KCB Bank outlet. The bank and its subsidiary, National Bank of Kenya, were among the big winners at the Think Business Awards gala ceremony. [Photo/ Majira Digital Media]

KCB Group Plc scooped 15 awards during the 2021 Think Business Banking Awards gala ceremony.

The Group’s subsidiaries, KCB Bank Kenya, and National Bank of Kenya (NBK) won 11 and 4 awards respectively during the gala event held last week.

KCB Bank Kenya bagged the top prizes in digital banking, product marketing and mortgage finance categories, while NBK was named top in the special judges’ award for product innovation category.

This was in addition to eight runners up awards for KCB Bank Kenya and three for NBK.

“The industry recognition demonstrates the KCB leadership position in offering financial solutions across different segments. It is the reason we are constantly innovating and leveraging technology to deliver bespoke solutions that address our customers’ financial needs,” said KCB Group CEO and MD Joshua Oigara.

KCB Bank CEO and Managing Director Joshua Oigara speaking at a past forum. He highlighted the award for Digital Banking from Think Business as evidence of the firm's focus on innovative solutions. [Photo/ People Daily]
KCB Bank CEO and Managing Director Joshua Oigara speaking at a past forum. He highlighted the award for Digital Banking from Think Business as evidence of the firm’s focus on innovative solutions. [Photo/ People Daily]

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NBK’s top prize was for its custodial partnership with Costa Homes to hold prospective homeowners’ funds pending completion of the real estate development they are investing in. The Bank also emerged first runners up in the best bank in Micro-Finance category, as well as second runners-up prizes for product innovation and customer satisfaction categories.

In addition to its three top prizes, KCB Bank Kenya was also named the first runners-up overall bank in Kenya, with Equity Bank Kenya in first place .It also bagged the first runners-up prizes in the best tier-1 bank, sustainable corporate social responsibility, and agency banking categories. It was also awarded second runners-up prizes in corporate banking, asset finance, and trade financing categories.

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