List Of All Licensed Commercial Banks In Kenya

This is a list of all licensed commercial banks in Kenya as of 2020. A commercial bank is a financial institution which accepts deposits from the public and gives loans for investment with the aim of making profits.

In Kenya, commercial banks are regulated and licensed by the Central Bank Of Kenya. The Kenya Commercial Bank is the largest bank in Kenya with assets of more than KShs 714.3B. KCB also enjoys a wide customer base with more than 15.7 million customers in its 250 branches. There are 38 licensed commercial banks in Kenya as of 2020.

List Of All Licensed Commercial Banks In Kenya

 

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Bank

Date ​​ Licensed

​​ 1

ABSA Bank Kenya

1916

​​ 2

Access Bank Kenya

8th January 1985

​​ 3

African Banking Corporation Limited

8th December 1994

​​ 4

Bank of Africa Kenya Limited

30th April 2004

​​ 5

Bank of Baroda (K) Limited

1st July 1953

​​ 6

Bank of India

5th June 1953

​​ 7

Citibank N.A Kenya

1st July 1974

​​ 8

Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited

18th December 1989

​​ 9

Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited

1st July 1968

10

Credit Bank Limited

30th November 1994

11

Development Bank of Kenya Limited

20th September 1996

12

Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited

15th November 1994

13

DIB Bank Kenya Limited

13th April 2017

14

Ecobank Kenya Limited

16th June 2008

15

Equity Bank Kenya Limited

28th December 2004

16

Family Bank Limited

1st May 2007

17

First Community Bank Limited

​​ 29th April 2008

18

Guaranty Trust Bank (K) Ltd

13th January 1995

19

Guardian Bank Limited

20th December 1995

20

Gulf African Bank Limited

1st November 2007

21

Habib Bank A.G Zurich

1st July 1978

22

I&M Bank Limited

27th March 1996

23

Kingdom Bank Limited

2nd March 2010

24

KCB Bank Kenya Limited

1st January 1896

25

Mayfair CIB Bank Limited

​​ 20th June 2017

26

Middle East Bank (K) Limited

28th November 1980

27

M-Oriental Bank Limited

8th February 1991

28

National Bank of Kenya Limited

1st January 1968

29

NCBA Bank Kenya PLC

5th November 2019

30

Paramount Bank Limited

5th July 1995

31

Prime Bank Limited

3rd September 1992

32

SBM Bank Kenya Limited

1st April 1996

33

Sidian Bank Limited

23rd March 1999

34

Spire Bank Ltd

23rd June 1995

35

Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited

1st June 2008

36

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited

1910

37

UBA Kenya Bank Limited

25th September 2009

38

Victoria Commercial Bank Limited

11th January 1996