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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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Kenya Green Bond Programme Kicks-off with Strong Backing from Banking Industry and Development Finance Community

Nairobi, Friday 31st March 2017 - The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) in conjunction with the FMO - Dutch Development Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have today launched Kenya's Green Bond programme.
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FMO To Promote Green Finance Innovation In Kenya

Nairobi, Tuesday, March 31, 2017 - Banks, under the umbrella body of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the FMO to drive green financial development in Kenya and contribute towards a more sustainable future in the country. Specifically, FMO will support KBA develop the framework to create the industry's first pooled green bond facility. The facility that would allow KBA member banks, especially Tier 2 and Tier 3 banks, and corporates to take advantage of wholesale debt capital markets.
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Decline In Credit Growth Persists As Banks Raise Caution Over Banking Amendment Act

Nairobi, March 22nd 2017 - Kenya Bankers Association, the banking industry umbrella body, has raised concerns regarding the impact of the Banking Amendment Act 2016 following findings of a nationwide Nielsen consumer study and bank survey undertaken by the Association.
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International Finance Corporation Signs on to Support Kenya Green Bonds Program

Nairobi, Friday, March 14, 2017 - Banks, under the umbrella body of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) with the purpose of spurring the development of the banking industry's green bonds program through individual bank issuances.
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KBA Awards KCDF Ksh4 Million Grant to Empower Youth in Kenya

Nairobi, Monday, March 13 2017, Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) - the umbrella body of the banking industry - signed a partnership agreement with the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), promoting Mkenya Daima principles of peaceful co-existence and peace for economic growth and prosperity. KBA has granted Ksh.4 Million to support KCDF undertake programmes that engage youth groups living within Nairobi and Mombasa, areas that are often disrupted by polarised politicking.
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Softening House Prices on the Back of New Pricing Law

Nairobi, February 1st 2017, The average house prices in Kenya increased by 1.58 per cent in quarter four 2016, compared to 2.2 per cent rise recorded in the previous quarter, according to the Kenya Bankers Association - Housing Price Index (KBA-HPI). The up surge revealed the sustenance of the mild price increase, albeit at a slower rate than the previous quarter.
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