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CS ICT banking award 2017
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May 2017

ICT Cabinet Secretary graces Banking Awards 2017

Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen, Convergence is a term that we have become accustomed to in the ICT sector, and it is one that is increasingly becoming relevant in the banking circles. In the not so far future, posing the question: “what is the difference between a Telecom Operator and a Retail bank?” might need […]

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February 2017

PICTURES: Kay and industry leaders discuss the future of finance

Just what is finance for? On Wednesday 8th February 2017, John Kay met with 18 financial sector industry leaders to discuss this question and the future of finance in Kenya. The leaders included CEOs from Equity Bank, the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya Bankers Association, CIS Kenya, the iHub and Kenya Women Microfinance Bank. Also present […]

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November 2016

Testing SME banking in Kenya – a mystery shopping exercise

The financial services sector’s attitude towards small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), is changing. SMEs form a significant part of the potential finance market in most countries, including Kenya. Despite the growing commitment of Kenyan banks to this market, in comparison to other sub-Saharan countries, access to finance is still considered to be a major […]

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July 2016

Non-financial services in SME banking

This technical note examines what type of non-financial services (NFS) have been offered by banks and other financial institutions (FIs); their rationale for delivering such services; the common challenges faced in the provision of NFS to SMEs; and what factors should be considered by FIs when deciding to deliver such services.

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June 2016

Financing SME growth in Kenya – Briefing note

This briefing note presents a profile of Kenyan SME entrepreneurs and their businesses; provides insight into their key drivers for growth and how they have financed this growth. The note also provides the entrepreneurs’ recommendations for how financial institutions can deliver more effective solutions for growing businesses.