Co-operative named best bank in Kenya

Thursday, December 12th, 2019 13:05 | By
Co-operative Bank of Kenya CEO Gideon Muriuki.

The Co-operative Bank has been named Best Bank in Kenya 2019 at this year’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Finance Awards held in London.

The EMEA Finance Awards recognize financial institutions, which, through their client focus and sound leadership, continue to increase profitability, deliver affordable credit to the retail and wholesale markets, and support local and transnational corporations do business.

“We are delighted to have been recognised with the prestigious EMEA Finance - African Banking Awards 2019, which vindicates our business model that uniquely combines world-class expertise and capabilities with deep-rooted local experience, enabling us to deliver market-leading solutions to our customers in Kenya," said James Kaburu of Co-op Bank.

Other accolades recently awarded to Co-op Bank include Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) 2019 Sustainable Finance Catalyst Award, created to recognize institutions that practice sustainable finance, which has a direct positive impact on the financial sector, the economy, the environment and the society at large.

The bank was also named the best bank in Sustainable Finance in Kenya at the 2019 Energy Management Awards among others.

Commenting on the recent accolades, the Group Managing Director & CEO Co-operative Bank, Gideon Muriuki said: “As a bank that is predominantly-owned by the 15 million-member Co-operative Movement, we are inclusive by design, which has not only enabled us to deliver shared prosperity today, but also helped us build an awareness and prudence to avoid making decisions that may put future generations in jeopardy.”

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