Equity Bank taps internal talent in restructure

June 6th 2013..  Equity Bank has notified the NSE, Capital Markets Authority and CBK of its decision to reorganize its finance function both at the Group level as well as the Kenyan subsidiary. The Board reached this decision following transitions that have taken place at the top level management of this function within the Group.

Visa and Equity Bank launch new money transfer service: Visa Personal Payments

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VPP heralds an innovative, fast and affordable money transfer service in Africa

Nairobi, 23 May 2013 – Visa in Kenya today announced the launch of Visa Personal Payments (VPP) in collaboration with Equity Bank, East Africa’s largest commercial bank by customer base.

Equity Bank profit before tax up 21 percent in first quarter 2013

Nairobi, May 6th 2013...Regional banking group, Equity Bank ongoing focus on product innovation, prudent cost and risk management have paid off  with a 21 percent growth in profits before tax in the first quarter ending March 31st 2013.

Equity Bank partners with Google to introduce a cashless solution

Nairobi, Kenya, 30th April 2013 Equity Bank Group has teamed up with global leader in technology Google to bring you BebaPay, a payment card which will provide a quick and convenient way to pay for bus fare without the use of cash.

Equity Bank Limited Notice of Ninth Annual General Meeting

Equity Bank Limited  Notice of Ninth Annual General Meeting

Equity Bank Limited and Subsidiaries Annual report and Financial Statements 31st December 2012

Equity Bank Limited and Subsidiaries Annual report and Financial Statements 31st December 2012

Equity Bank’s Strategy Increases Profits by 36 percent

Nairobi, Feb 28th 2013 . . .  Regional banking giant, Equity Bank Group has continued to defy macro economic turbulence to deliver strong growth, with profits before tax increasing by 36% to Ksh 17.4 billion up from Ksh12.8 billion realized the previous year.

Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation welcome 2,907 new students to the Wings To Fly

18th February, 2013 Nairobi… 2,907 Scholars of the 2013 Wings To Fly Secondary School scholarship program were today commissioned in a ceremony presided over by H.E President of the Republic of Kenya Hon. Mwai Kibaki. The scholarship program is a partnership between Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation, supported by USAID, UKaid and KfW. The scholarship is Kenya’s largest secondary education and leadership program. It provides for tuition, books, uniforms, pocket money and also exposes the scholars to leadership development, career guidance and mentoring to ensure they achieve their full potential.

MasterCard and Equity Bank Announce Partnership to Introduce PayPass™ Enabled Cards

Nairobi, Kenya, 15 January 2013MasterCard and Equity Bank of Kenya today announced an agreement at a signing ceremony in Nairobi to issue five-million MasterCard-branded debit and prepaid cards.  This program empowers African consumers to use electronic payments which provide a safe and secure way to pay versus cash and other forms of payment.


Dr. Gichohi brings over 25 years international experience in managing social impact programs


Dr. James Mwangi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Equity Bank in Kenya, was named the ‘Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2012’ on Thursday 29 November, at the prestigious Porsche Centre in Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria. The ceremony was organised by the eventing arm of the ABN Group - ABN Productions.


8th November, 2012 Nairobi… Equity Bank Group has today launched a partnership with China Union Pay, which will allow UnionPay card holders to make transactions from Equity Bank’s ATMs and Points of Sale Terminals across the East Africa region. Equity Bank now becomes China UnionPay’s principal agent in East Africa.


November 6, 2012, Equity Bank Group continued to defy macro-economic turbulence to maintain steady growth and posted a 30% growth in pre-tax profit for the period ended 30th September 2012.

Equity Bank CEO Awarded Business Leader

29th October, 2012 Nairobi… Equity Bank CEO Dr. James Mwangi has been awarded with the All Africa Business Leader Award 2012 (AABLA).

Equity Bank Tanzania is launched

31st October, 2012 Dar es Salaam… Equity Bank Group has officially launched operations in Tanzania as it seeks to enhance its market share within the East African region while replicating its successful business model.

Appointments at Equity Bank Group

Nairobi, 4th October 2012; Dr James Mwangi today at Equity Centre announced two key appointments in the Equity Bank Group’s senior management.

Equity Bank CEO gets two appointments

1st October, 2012 Nairobi… Equity Bank Group CEO Dr. James Mwangi has been appointed to the Global Agenda Council on New Economic Thinking which is a council of the World Economic Forum. The council is a global brain trust that will set the direction for global, regional and industry agendas.

Equity Bank CEO joins Global Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

26th September, 2012 New York Equity Bank Group CEO, Dr. James Mwangi has joined the Global Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Leadership Council that draws membership from top-level leaders in multi-stakeholder sectors such as government, international organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.

21 Equity Bank Scholars receive scholarships to study in world leading universities in 2012

Nairobi, 15th  September 2012… 21 scholars in the Equity Bank university sponsorship program have so far received scholarships in 2012 by world leading universities to pursue various courses of study. This brings the total number of Equity Bank university sponsorship program scholars studying abroad to 69. 

Former President Mogae Inspires over 5,000 Scholars on Leadership


Nairobi, 23rd August, 2012 . . . Former President of Botswana His Excellency Festus Mogae has told Kenyan scholars to adopt leadership attributes that will prepare them for leadership in Kenya and Africa in the future. The former president, who is also a member of The MasterCard Foundation Board told over 5,000 scholars attending the 3rd Annual Education and Leadership Congress that they are being trained for future leadership of this country, Africa and the world. “You must work hard towards achievement of your goals. Whatever you choose to be you have to consistently work hard and be clear in your mind”, he said.

Minister Calls For Partnerships In Education

Nairobi 21st August 2012 . . .The Minister for Education Mutula Kilonzo has lauded the Annual Education and Leadership Congress partners for putting together such an important forum for scholars to learn leadership and mentorship from global leaders, scholars, opinion leaders and captains of industry.

Equity Bank profit before tax grows by 29%

July 26, 2012…. Regional banking group, Equity Bank continued to maintain its growth momentum with the profit before tax growing

James Mwangi: Africa's Inclusive Finance Guru Is World's Best Entrepreneur

Corporate Communications July 21, 2012
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Link to Dr James Mwangi interview with Financial Nigeria Magazine

Equity Bank CEO wins 2012 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year 2012

Corporate Communications June 11, 2012
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Dr. James Mwangi, CEO and Managing Director of Equity Bank is the 2012 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. At a colorful ceremony held in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Dr Mwangi was picked from among the 59 country finalists shortlisted for the title acr Read More

Equity Bank CEO receives 2012 World Entrepreneur of the Year nomination

Corporate Communications June 05, 2012
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...after winning the 2011 East Africa Master Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, Equity Bank Group CEO, Dr James Mwangi has been nominated for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year Awards that will take place on June 9th in Monte Carlo, Read More