Top 41 Biggest Banks in kenya – A Comprehensive List


A comprehensive list of the top biggest banks in Kenya will always include Kenya Commercial Bank, National Bank of Kenya, Commercial Bank of Africa, Barclays, just to name a few. Among all these banks, Kenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB) is the number one local bank with operations in all the major administrative centres not just in Kenya but also across the East and Central African region in countries likeUganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Rwanda. National Bank of Kenya (NBK) is another leading bank based on the number of networks it has in the country. Another bank to reckon with is the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) which is the largest privately owned Kenyan bank, this bank which was founded in 1962 is well-known for Corporate and Institutional banking. This list cannot be complete without mentioning Barclay’s Bank of Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of Barclay’s Plc in the United Kingdom, Barclay’s is one of the biggest banks in Kenya today both in terms of profitability and market share in the areas of loans and deposits.

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The bank is also a recipient of several awards that include:

– Best Bank Africa (Euromoney Award of Excellence 2009).
– Best Bank in Kenya (Global Finance Magazine 2009)
– Best Bank in Retail Banking (Banking Awards 2009, sponsored by Think Business magazine 2009). Barclay’s Bank of Kenya Limited is just one bank in Kenya one can’t overlook when it comes to matters concerning banks in Kenya.

Let’s take a look at More comprehensive list of some of the biggest banks in Kenya today

Kenya-Banks - biggest banks in Kenya

List of Biggest Banks in Kenya

  1. Bank of Africa
  2. Bank of Baroda
  3. Bank of India
  4. Barclays Bank
  5. CFC Stanbic Bank
  6. Chase Bank (Kenya)
  7. Citibank
  8. Commercial Bank of Africa
  9. Consolidated Bank of Kenya
  10. Cooperative Bank of Kenya
  11. Credit Bank
  12. Development Bank of Kenya
  13. Diamond Trust Bank
  14. Dubai Bank Kenya
  15. Ecobank
  16. Equatorial Commercial Bank
  17. Equity Bank
  18. Family Bank
  19. Fidelity Commercial Bank Limited
  20. Fina Bank
  21. First Community Bank
  22. Giro Commercial Bank
  23. Guardian Bank
  24. Gulf African Bank
  25. Habib Bank
  26. Habib Bank AG Zurich
  27. I&M Bank
  28. Imperial Bank Kenya
  29. Jamii Bora Bank
  30. Kenya Commercial Bank
  31. K-Rep Bank
  32. Middle East Bank Kenya
  33. National Bank of Kenya
  34. NIC Bank
  35. Oriental Commercial Bank
  36. Paramount Universal Bank
  37. Prime Bank (Kenya)
  38. Standard Chartered Kenya
  39. Trans National Bank Kenya
  40. United Bank for Africa
  41. Victoria Commercial Bank