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Licensed Commercial Banks in Kenya 2021

According to the Central Bank of Kenya, CBK, website, there are about 42 registered and licensed commercial banks in Kenya. Out of this number, 2 banks have been put under receivership by the regulatory authority.

These are, Chase Bank (K) Limited and Imperial Bank Limited.

The list published by the CBK also indicates that there is 1 licensed mortgage finance institution and 7 authorized non-operating bank holding companies.

Licensed Commercial Banks in Kenya

Name of Bank Number of Branches Year Licensed
African Banking Corporation Limited 11 1994
Bank of Africa Kenya Limited 42 2004
Bank of Baroda (K) Limited 13 1953
Bank of India 7 1953
Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited 108 1916
Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited 27 2008
Charterhouse Bank Limited 10 1998
Citibank N.A Kenya 3 1974
Commercial Bank of Africa Limited 36 1967
Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited 17 1989
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited 142 1968
Credit Bank Limited 15 1994
Development Bank of Kenya Limited 3 1996
Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited 59 1994
Ecobank Kenya Limited 31 2008
Spire Bank Ltd 13 95
Equity Bank Kenya Limited 167 2004
Family Bank Limited 88 2007
Fidelity Commercial Bank Limited 15 1996
First Community Bank Limited 18 2008
Guaranty Trust Bank (K) Ltd 16 1995
Giro Commercial Bank Limited 8 1992
Guardian Bank Limited 10 1995
Gulf African Bank Limited 17 2007
Habib Bank A.G Zurich 6 1978
Habib Bank Limited 6 1956
I & M Bank Limited 34 1996
Jamii Bora Bank Limited 27 2010
KCB Bank Kenya Limited 199 1896
Middle East Bank (K) Limited 5 1980
National Bank of Kenya Limited 81 1968
NIC Bank Limited 31 1995
M-Oriental Bank Limited 9 1991
Paramount Bank Limited 7 1995
Prime Bank Limited 20 1992
Sidian Bank Limited 37 1999
Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited 38 1910
Trans-National Bank Limited 21 1985
UBA Kenya Bank Limited 4 2009
Victoria Commercial Bank Limited 4 1996
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Licensed Mortgage Finance Institutions

HFC Limited

Postal Address: P. O. Box 30088 -00100 Nairobi

Telephone: +254-20- 3262000, 317474, 2221101, 0722201174, 0722201175, 0733617682/3

Website: www.housing.co.ke
Physical Address: Rehani House, 2nd Floor, Kenyatta Avenue / Koinange Street Junction, Nairobi.

Date Licenced: 7th May 1965, Branches: 18

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Authorised Non-Operating Bank Holding Companies

Bakki Holdco Limited

Licenced Subsidiary: Sidian Bank Ltd

Postal Address: P.O.Box 10518 -00100, Nairobi

Telephone: 0709902000

Physical Address: 5th Floor, International Life House, Mama Ngina, Street, Nairobi

Stanbic Holdings PLC

Licenced Subsidiary: CfC Stanbic Bank Ltd

Postal Address: P.O Box 72833-00200, Nairobi

Telephone: + 254 20 3638000

Physical Address: CfC Stanbic Centre 1st Floor, Chiromo Road, Westlands, Nairobi

Equity Group Holdings Limited

Licenced Subsidiary: Equity Bank Kenya Ltd

Postal Address: P.O.Box 75104 – 00200, Nairobi

Telephone: +254 763 3026000

Contact Centre: +254 763 063 000

Physical Address: Equity Centre, 9th Floor, Hospital Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi

HF Group Limited

Licenced Subsidiary: HFC Ltd

Postal Address: PO Box 30088 – 00100, Nairobi

Telephone: +254(20)-3262000, 0722715256, 0722708660, 0722201175, 0733617682

Physical Address: Rehani House, Kenyatta Avenue/ Koinange Street Junction, Nairobi.

I & M Holdings Limited

Licenced Subsidiary: I & M Bank Kenya Ltd

Postal Address: P.O. BOX 30238-00100, Nairobi

Telephone: +254 20 322 1000, +254 719 088 000, +254 732 100 000, +254 753 221 000

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Physical Address: I&M Bank House, 2nd Ngong Avenue, Nairobi.

KCB Group Limited

Licenced Subsidiary: KCB Bank Kenya Ltd

Postal Address: P.O.Box 48400 – 00100, Nairobi

Telephone: +254 20 3270000 / 2851000 /2852000 / +254 711012 000 / 734 108200

Sms: 22522

Physical Address: Kencom House, Nairobi.

M Holdings Limited

Licenced Subsidiary: M Oriental Bank Ltd

Postal Address: P O Box 73248-00200 |Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254 20 2149923

Physical address: Jadala Place, 3rd Floor, Ngong Lane, Ngong Road, Nairobi

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