Equity races ahead of rivals with Sh11b capital injection

Business Daily; November 15, 2007
Michael Omondi

Equity Bank is to offer a 24.99 per cent stake to a London-based private equity fund firm in a record-breaking deal that sets the stage for a bruising battle for control of the Kenyan banking business

Equity, HFCK deal a pilot for affordable housing challenge

The Standard; Nov 14, 2007
Caxton Mule

Providing decent but affordable housing for all is one of the key goals of Vision 2030, and a UN Millennium Development Goal

International investors buy into Equity Bank

The Standard
Benson Kathuri

It is now confirmed that Equity bank has sold 25 per cent shareholding to a group of international development agencies at Sh11 billion

Equity Bank Boss did Kenya Proud

Nation Newspaper - 2nd Nov, 2007
Maxwell Odiek

In this season of heightened politics in both Kenya and the United States, it can be quite gratifying to have a pleasant deviation once in a while

Equity entry into Housing Finance intensifies rivalry

Business Daily Africa: October 25, 2007
James Makau

The approval of the sale of Housing Finance to Equity Bank and British American Investments has opened the door for intense competition in the long term lending sector

Equity shares deal approved

Daily Nation
Wachira Kang'aru

The Capital Markets Authority has approved private transfer of over 28 million shares of Housing Finance, a leading mortgage financier, to Equity Bank and its insurance associate

Equity Bank was the top performing stock in Africa

Dyer and Blair :DAILY MARKET UPDATE 22/10/2007

Equity Bank was the top performing stock in Africa, excluding South Africa in the week to Oct. 19, according to NEX Rubica data. KCB, KenGen and Kenya Airways came in at position three, four and five respectively

Equity Bank emerges top performer among listed peers in Africa

Business Daily Africa
Michael Omondi

Equity Bank last week emerged the top performer among its listed peers across Africa on a high demand for the bank's stocks at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), according to Nex Rubica data released on Monday

House Almost Cost Equity Its Customers

Daily Nation
Owino Opondo

The banking sector in Kenya has for long operated as a perfect study in oligopoly. For that, the few institutions available lived true to the historical purpose for which they were established, serving the interests of the elite

House committee gives Equity Bank a clean bill of health

East African Standard
Mwaura Kimani

Parliament has cleared Equity Bank of allegations of operational flaws and financial impropriety made by several MPs three months ago

Equity profit on an upward momentum

The Standard
Alari Alare

Equity Bank has reported a 98 per cent growth in profitability for the third quarter of this year

We Were Mistaken On Equity 'Dossier', MPs Admit

East African Standard

Members of Parliament called for the protection of indigenous enterprises as they changed tune on Equity Bank

Equity posts 1.53 billion profit as it shores up Equity posts 1.53 billion profit as it shores up ef

Equity Bank
Corporate Communications

Equity Bank today announced a 98 per cent growth in pre-tax profit for the first nine months of the year, posting Kshs. 1.53 billion compared to Kshs. 773 million for the same period last year

Equity Bank CEO to address the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative Summit

Equity Bank
Corporate Communications

Equity Bank CEO, James Mwangi is among top leaders from all over the world slated to address the annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York this week

Why the "big boys" follow Equity to the rural areas

The Standard

Four years ago, banking services were the preserve of the rich

Tailored products giving smaller banks an edge

Business Daily Africa 21-09-2007
James Makau

clearly defined target market segment is seen as the most crucial strategy for banks out to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive Kenyan banking industry, experts say

Is Equity a stock for the long run?

Busines Daily Africa Sept. 18, 2007
Rina Karina

Equity Bank's total income compounded annual growth rate of 193 per cent per annum over the last five years has astounded many.

Equity Bank Receives Premiere Global Microfinance Ranking

Equity Bank Corporate Communications

Equity Bank, Kenya's fastest growing microfinance institution has been ranked the third best bank Microfinance institution in the world in an analysis conducted by Microcapital - the leading news and research entity on Microfinance

Equity Bank Honoured

John Oyuke

Equity Bank has been ranked the third best microfinance institution in the world by a global microfinance news and research agency

Parliament clears Equity Bank as stocks recover

Business Daily Africa
Mwaura Kimani

Equity Bank yesterday bounced back into the limelight at the Nairobi Stock Exchange and in Parliament, ending nearly a month of bad publicity over its operations

Equity Bank Best in Kenya in 2007 Euromoney Awards

Equity Bank Corporate Communications
Corporate Communications

Equity Bank Ltd has won the Best Bank in Kenya in the 2007 Euromoney Awards for Excellence, regarded as the most respected awards in the financial services industry

50 teams in final as fete ends

Daily Nation
Nation correspondent

Fifty teams are expected to participate at the finalists' concert as the national schools and colleges music festival closes in Nakuru today

Music Festivals; Boys excel in sacred folk songs

Daily Nation

Boys' secondary schools yesterday excelled in African sacred folk songs during the schools and colleges music festival in Nakuru

Comment: Attacks on Equity Bank unjustifiable

Business Daily africa
Collins Wanderi

It is trite law that an investigating officer may only arrest a suspect or commence an investigation on the basis of reasonable suspicion

Equity Bank CEO honoured for Vision

Daily Nation
Nation Reporter

At a G8 conference overshadowed by a political row between Russia and the US over missile defenses in Europe, Equity Bank CEO, James Mwangi became a joint winner of this year's global Vision Award on Microfinance, alongside Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus