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List Of All Licensed Commercial Banks In Kenya

by Victor Matara

This is a list of all licensed commercial banks in Kenya as of 2019. 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 44 licensed commercial banks in Kenya as of 2019.

List Of All Licensed Commercial Banks In Kenya

 

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Bank

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Date Licensed

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1

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African Banking Corporation Limited

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8th December, 1994

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2

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Bank of Africa Kenya Limited

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30th April 2004

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3

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Bank of Baroda (K) Limited

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1st July, 1953

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4

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Bank of India

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5th June, 1953

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5

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Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited

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1916

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6

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Charterhouse Bank Limited -

under statutory management

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1st August 1998

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7

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Chase Bank (K) Limited –

In Receivership

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1st April, 1996

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8

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Citibank N.A Kenya

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1st July, 1974

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9

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Commercial Bank of Africa Limited

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1st January, 1967

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10

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Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited

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18th December, 1989

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11

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Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited

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1st July, 1968

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12

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Credit Bank Limited

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30th November, 1994

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13

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Development Bank of Kenya Limited

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20th September, 1996

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14

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Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited

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15th November, 1994

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15

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DIB Bank (Kenya) Limited

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13th April 2017

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16

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Ecobank Kenya Limited

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16th June, 2008

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17

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Spire Bank Ltd

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23rd June, 1995

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18

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Equity Bank Kenya Limited

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28th December 2004

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19

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Family Bank Limited

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1st May 2007

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20

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Fidelity Commercial Bank Limited

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1st April, 1996

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21

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First Community Bank Limited

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29th April, 2008

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22

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Guaranty Trust Bank (K) Ltd

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13th January, 1995

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23

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Guardian Bank Limited

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20th December, 1995

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24

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Gulf African Bank Limited

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1st November 2007

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25

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Habib Bank A.G Zurich

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1st July, 1978

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26

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Habib Bank Limited

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​​ 2nd March, 1956

 

27

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Imperial Bank Limited

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8th January, 1996

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28

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I & M Bank Limited

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27th March, 1996

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29

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Jamii Bora Bank Limited

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2nd March, 2010

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30

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KCB Bank Kenya Limited

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1st January 1896

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31

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Middle East Bank (K) Limited

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28th November, 1980

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32

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National Bank of Kenya Limited

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1st January, 1968

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33

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NIC Bank Limited

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28th September, 1995

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34

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M-Oriental Bank Limited

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8th February, 1991

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35

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Paramount Bank Limited

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5th July, 1995

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36

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Prime Bank Limited

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3rd September, 1992

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37

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Sidian Bank Limited

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23rd March, 1999

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38

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Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited

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1st June 2008

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39

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Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited

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1910

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40

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Trans-National Bank Limited

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8th January, 1985

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41

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UBA Kenya Bank Limited

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25th September, 2009

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42

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Victoria Commercial Bank Limited

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11th January, 1996

 

43

 

Mayfair Bank Limited

 

23rd June, 2017

 

44

 

DIB Bank Kenya Limited (DIB)

Dubai Islamic Bank

 

28th April, 2017

 

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