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Finalists of the 2017 Sustainable Finance Catalyst Awards Announced

Nairobi, November 9th 2017 - Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), the umbrella body of the banking industry today announced the finalists of the 2017 Sustainable Finance Catalyst Awards. This year's theme is "Recognizing Catalytic Finance that Impacts Industry, Economy and Society".
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Political Environment, Rate Caps See House Prices Register The Lowest Growth Rate In Three Years

Nairobi, November 2nd 2017 - Overall house prices in Kenya for the third quarter of this year posted the lowest rate of growth registered in the last three years, in part due to the current political environment and slowed private sector credit, a new industry report shows.
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Banking (Amendment) Act 2016 Not Achieving Intended Objectives

Nairobi, October 19th 2017 - The Kenya Bankers Association's review of the effects of the Banking (Amendment) Act 2016 indicates that the law has largely failed to achieve the desired objectives. The review is based on evidence of market outcomes and bank level data that confirms the adverse consequences of the law one year into its implementation.
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Conference to Focus on Growing Kenya's World Leadership in Financial Inclusion

Nairobi, September 22, 2017 - The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) today announced details of its sixth annual banking research conference. This year's event will look at ways the banking sector can grow and deepen the country's already impressive financial inclusion record. The conference will be opened by Central Bank of Kenya Governor Dr. Patrick Njoroge.
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KBA Publishes Papers Highlighting the Dynamics of Credit Allocation on the Back of Active Government Domestic Borrowing

Nairobi, September 1st 2017 - The Kenya Bankers Association's Centre for Research on Financial Markets and Policy has published six research papers focusing on credit allocation on the back of active government domestic borrowing.
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Mayfair Joins Kenya Bankers Association

Nairobi, 25th August 2017 - Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), the banking industry's umbrella body and the financial sector's lead advocacy group representing total assets in excess of Kshs. 3.7 trillion (USD 37 Billion), has announced that Mayfair Bank Ltd.
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House Prices Soften Further on the Back of Demand and Supply Slowdown

Nairobi, July 28th 2017 - The residential property prices continued to increase at a modest pace during the second quarter of 2017. According to the Kenya Bankers Association - Housing Price Index (KBA-HPI), the average house prices in Kenya recorded a minimal increase of 0.98 per cent compared to the 1.10 per cent rise in quarter one 2017. This is the slowest price increase since the third quarter of 2016.
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KBA Members Appoint Governing Council And Re-Elect Standard Chartered Bank CEO As Chairman

Nairobi, 29th JUNE 2017: Members of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), the banking industry umbrella body, during the Association's Annual General Meeting today re-elected Mr. Lamin Manjang, Regional CEO of Standard Chartered Bank, as the Chairman of the KBA board of directors, known as the Governing Council. He will serve for the stipulated 12 month term.
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The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) are pleased to announce the official launch of Cost of Credit website

Nairobi, 22nd JUNE 2017: The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) are pleased to announce the official launch of Cost of Credit website. The website provides information on fees and charges relating to loan products offered by commercial banks and microfinance banks; specifically, personal secured loans, personal unsecured loans and mortgage loans.
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KBA and KIM Sign MoU to Train Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Under Banking Industry's Inuka Enterprise Program

Nairobi, Kenya, June 12, 2017 - Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), the banking industry umbrella body, and the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the development of a curriculum tailored to Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to be coordinated under KBA's Inuka Enterprise Development program.
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Residential House Prices Stabilises as Demand Softens

Nairobi, May 4th 2017 - The average house prices in Kenya increased marginally by 1.10 per cent during the first quarter of 2017 compared to the 1.58 per cent rise during the last quarter of 2016 according to the Kenya Bankers Association - Housing Price Index (KBA-HPI). Whereas this supports the observation that house prices are broadly stable, it is increasingly becoming evident that prices are softening.
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Banks Partner with Card Stakeholders to Grow E-Commerce While Protecting Against Fraud

Nairobi, May 3rd, 2017 - The adoption of Chip and PIN technology is a step forward in mitigating fraud, according to a study by the Kenya Bankers Association, the banking industry umbrella body. Card related fraud has significantly reduced after the adoption of EMV as the industrywide standard for payment cards in Kenya.
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Kenya To Host Regional Digital Financial Inclusion Conference

April 11, 2017 - The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) will co-host the inaugural Euromoney Kenya Conference to be held on May 9, 2017 in Nairobi. The conference themed Financial Inclusion 2.0: Expanding Kenya's Digital Financial Ecosystem, will broadly discuss the development of digital business and the financial ecosystem in Kenya and Africa.
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