KCB Bank Kenya

KCB Bank Kenya has the country’s largest network of branches, serving more than 7 million customers with loans, credit cards, savings accounts, mortgage products and investment services.

About KCB Bank Kenya

Tracing its roots to 1896 when KCB Group was formed, KCB Bank Kenya was formally incorporated in 2015, after KCB Group formed a non-operating holding company to look after all its subsidiaries and associate companies. Today, the KCB Group has operations throughout the continent, including in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. The bank’s long-term aim is “To be the preferred financial solutions provider in Africa with global reach.” KCB Bank Kenya operates a network of 194 branches and employs more than 4,600 staff members, with assets of over US$4.7 billion a loan portfolio of nearly US$3.4 billion.

The Program

KCB Bank Kenya has a history of tailoring products to meet the needs of businesses in different sectors. Its Women’s Market program includes capacity building programs, insurance products, and modified credit processes and collateral requirements.

The KCB Group has also ensured that diversity is a key factor in the bank’s strategy, with a specific emphasis on attracting and retaining women as employees. Because of this the bank has engaged in various women empowerment programs, including becoming among the first signatories of the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles. In 2015 KCB launched a five-year Women in Leadership Program to encourage women to take up senior leadership positions in the Group.

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KCB Bank Kenya traces
its roots to 1896 and
was formally incorporated
in 2015.

The bank operates a
network of 194 branches
in Kenya.

The bank employs more
than 4,600 staff members
who serve over
7 million clients.

KCB Bank Kenya has assets
of over US$4.7 billion and a
loan portfolio of nearly
US$3.4 billion.

44% of the bank’s employees
are women.

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The Opportunity - Kenya

  • 40%

    of registered SMEs in Kenya are owned by women, IFC found.
  • 66%

    of women in Kenya got a loan in 2011, the World Bank found.
  • 7%

    of loans to Kenyan women in 2011 came from a bank, according to Findex.
  • 19%

    of women saved at a financial institution in 2011, Findex found.