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  • Equitel registers fast growth in loan disbursements

    Equity Group’s mobile money platform Equitel has recorded a 6,470 per cent growth in loan disbursements since its launch in July 2016. Speaking during the release of the 2016 half year financial results, Equity Group Holdings CEO Dr. James Mwangi said Equitel had processed loans worth Ksh.20.8 billion as at the end of June 30 […]


  • Interest cap to squeeze small lenders harder

    Large banks will protect their profit margins by pushing more loans if capping of interest rates is introduced, an international rating agency has said. Fitch Ratings noted large banks would be better placed than their smaller rivals to deal with the sharp reduction in net interest margin. “Large players, with stronger franchises and more diverse […]


  • KCB-MPesa loans hit over Sh25 million daily

    Kenyans are borrowing between 25 and 30 million daily through the mobile-based KCB-Mpesa credit line, Safaricom and Kenya Commercial Bank said. The two firms, which jointly operate the savings and micro-credit platform, said the total loans advanced so far since the launch of the service in March 2015 was Sh10.3 billion. Total savings currently held […]


  • Chase Bank to start giving loans four months after reopening

    Chase Bank has been given the green light to resume lending, four months after its reopening following a three-week closure that was caused by run on deposits. The bank announced on Wednesday morning that it had obtained approval from regulator Central Bank of Kenya to restart loan issuance as well as taking term deposits. For […]