The top Overall Bank award at the Think Business Banking Awards 2017, was once again scooped by Equity Bank.
The bank scooped a total of 19 awards out of a possible 24 entries it had submitted. Equity beat other lenders by scooping the first position in 13 other categories; Best Bank in Mortgage Finance, Best Bank in Agency Banking, Best Bank in Retail Banking, Best Bank in Product Innovation, Best Bank in Trade Financing, Best Bank with the Lowest Charges to Individuals, Best Bank in Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility, Best Commercial Bank in Micro Finance, Best Bank in Agribusiness & Livestock Finance, Outstanding Young Banker of the Year – Gakii Mwongera, Best Bank in Integrated Digital Marketing and Best Bank in Tier one category.
Equity Bank Managing Director and CEO also won the Chief Executive of the Year. Dr. James Mwangi said the win highlights the Bank’s focus to providing the best and efficient financial services to its customers. “I am humbled by this recognition which further validates our strategy and pursuit of financial inclusion while giving our customers freedom, choice and control,” Dr. Mwangi said.
“We aim to retain this victory in the future and translate this success into a deeper emotional connection with our customers by giving them freedom, choice and control with our product and service offering” Dr. Mwangi added.
Equity also emerged second in the following categories; Best Bank in Product Marketing, Most Customer Centric Bank, Best Bank in Internet Banking and Best Bank in Corporate Banking. Equity was the second runners-up in Best Bank in Mobile Banking category.
The bank was also recognized as the world’s 5th most socially devoted financial brand and the Best in Kenya by Social Bakers, the world’s leading social media analytics provider.
The Think Business Banking Awards 2017 have been running for 12 years now and its aim is to encourage innovation, prudence and stability, in the banking sector by recognizing, awarding and celebrating exemplary performance in the sector.