Private Banks In Kenya Ranked According To Branch Outlets

Banks are vital institutions in the economy in that they offer credit provision, liquidity provision, risk management services, money remittance, rapid economic development and promotion of entrepreneurship. In Kenya, we currently have 42 licensed commercial banks categorized as either public or private.

Below are some of the private banks in Kenya ranked according to the number of their branches.

1.SBM bank kenya
Was founded in 1988. It currently has 46 branches spread throughout Kenya. They include, Nairobi: Buruburu, Corner House, Dagoretti Express, Diamond Plaza, Dohnholm, Eastleigh, Al Mukaram, Elite Banking Centre, Gikomba Xpress, Karen, Kasuku Centre, Kimathi, Lavington, LungaLunga, Madaraka Xpress, City Centre, Ngara,Ngong Rd Xpress, Parklands, RiverRoad, Riverside Mews, Sameer Park, Strathmore, Upper Hill, Village Market, Windsor. Mombasa: Jomvu Xpress, Jubilee Arcade, Kenya Ports Authority, Kilifi Xpress, Malindi, Mombasa Moi Avenue, Mtwapa, Nyali, Old Town, Ngong, Kitale, Kericho, Nakuru, Kisii, Machakos, Eldoret, Thika, Narok and Kisumu.

Main branch is located at

SBM Bank (Kenya) Limited, Head Office,
IPS Building, 6th Floor, Kimathi Street,
P.O. Box 34886-00160,
Nairobi, Kenya

2.I&M Bank

Was founded in 1974. It currently has 41 branches located in business and residential locations at all major financial centres in Kenya – Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru, Nyeri, Meru, Nanyuki and Malindi.

In Nairobi, they are in 27 locations. The branches are built to the highest standards of convenience, comfort and aesthetics and every one of them has a 24 hour ATM.

Main branch is located at

I&M Bank Tower, P.O Box 30238 – 00100,
Nairobi GPO, Kenya
24-hour Call Centre: +254 20 322 1000, +254 719 088 000, +254 732 100 000
Email: [email protected]

3.Bank of Africa

Was founded in 2004. It currently has 30 branches located in Bungoma, Embakasi, Greenspan, Kericho, Changamwe, Galleria, Kakamega, Eldoret, Gigiri, Kenyatta Avenue, Kisii, Lunga Lunga, Mombasa business centre, Narok, Kisumu, Meru, Nairobi, Kitengela, Moi avenue mombasa, Nakuru, Ngong road, River road, Thika, Upperhill, Nyali, Ruaraka, Uhuru highway, Ongata rongai, Sameer park hill and Ukunda.

Main branch is located at

I&M BOA House, Karuna Close, Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi
P.O Box 69562-00400 Nairobi GPO, Kenya
Tel : 0703058120 / 0203275120
Email: [email protected]

4.Transnational bank

Was founded in 1984.It currently has 28 spread across 13 counties. They include: Nairobi:City Hall, Kirinyaga, Westlands, JKIA, Sheikh Karume, Baringo: Kabarnet, Marigat, Eldama Ravine, Bomet, Elgeyo Marakwet: Iten, Kapcherop, Kericho, Machakos: EPZ Athi river, Mombasa: Mombasa, Mombasa International Airport, Nandi: Nandi Hills, Lessos, Kaptumo, Nakuru: Nakuru, Kabarak Uni, Kiptagich, Olenguruone, Narok, TransNzoia: Kitale,Uasin Gishu: Eldoret, Flax, Burnt Forest, and West Pokot:Kapenguria

Main branch located at

Transnational Plaza, City Hall Way
P.O Box 34353-00100 Nairobi GPO, Kenya
Tel : 0720 081 772 / +254-2-2224235/6, 252188-91
Email: [email protected]

5.Prime bank

Was founded in 1992. It currently has 22 branches located in Biashara street, Capital centre, Westlands, UAP towers, Two rivers, Thika, Parklands, Nyali, Nakuru, Mombasa, Meru, Langata, Kenindia, Karen, Kisumu, Kamukunji, industrial area, Hurlingham, Garden city, Eldoret and Card centre

Main branch is located at

Prime Bank Building
P.O Box 43825, Riverside Drive, Nairobi
Tel : +254 20 420 3000/ +254 719 090 000/
Email: [email protected]

6.First community bank

Was founded in 2007. It currently has 20 branches. They include; Mihrab, Wabera street, Kimathi, Westlands, Eastleigh One Garissa lodge, Eastleigh Garage, South C, Industrial Area, LungaLunga, Amal, Mombasa Digo, Mombasa Kizingo, Bondeni, Garissa, Malindi, Wajir, Nakuru, Moyale, Kisumu and Isiolo.

Main branch is located at

FCB Mihrab Building, Mez1, Ring Road Kilimani
P.O Box 2619-00100 Nairobi GPO, Kenya
Tel : 0202843000 / 0725843000 / 0789843000
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

7.Jamii Bora bank 

Was founded in 1999. It currently has 16 branches located in Kawangware, Kayole, OngataRongai, Kikuyu, Kirinyaga, Wangige, Nyeri, Thika, Kiambu, Utawala, Kitengela, Mombasa, Mtwapa, Kisii and Nakuru.

Main branch is located at

Jamii Bora House 18
First Floor, Koinange Street
Tel : 0709 881 320 / 0709 881 023

8.Credit bank

Was founded in 1986. It currently has 13 branches in Industrial Area, Westlands, Ngong Road, Lavington,Rongai,Kitengela,Thika,Machakos,Nakuru ( Polo centre ) , Nakuru ( Giddo plaza ),Meru and Kisii.

Main branch is located at:

Credit Bank PLC
Mercantile House, Koinange Street Nairobi , Kenya
Tel : 0709 072 000 / +254 20 228 3000
Email: [email protected]