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Equity Bank's Impressive Rebound: Profits Surge in Early 2024

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Ayize claire

May 13, 2024

This resurgence is pivotal as it reflects the resilience and strategic agility of Equity Bank

This resurgence is pivotal as it reflects the resilience and strategic agility of Equity Bank amidst economic challenges. The bank's focus on expanding its customer base and its innovative banking solutions are key factors contributing to its robust performance.
Equity Centre in Nairobi's Upper Hill.

Nairobi, Kenya — Equity Bank, a leading financial institution in East Africa, has reported a significant resurgence in its profitability during the first quarter of 2024. Following a challenging 2023 where net profits decreased by 6.48% to KSh 41.98 billion, the bank has now bounced back, announcing an impressive KSh 16 billion profit after tax for the period ending March 2024.


James Mwangi, the CEO of Equity Bank, attributed the previous year's profit decline to increased provisioning for bad loans, which had doubled. However, the turnaround in 2024 has been swift and substantial. Mr. Mwangi credits this recovery to a robust customer base, an expanding network, and a significant increase in deposits.

"Our strategic focus on customer service and expanding our reach has begun to pay off, marking a promising start to the year," said Mwangi.

The positive results for the first quarter indicate not only a recovery from the dip experienced in 2023 but also signal strong potential for continued growth. Equity Bank has also been acknowledged on a global scale, recently ranked as the world’s second-strongest financial brand. Moreover, it continues to hold the prestigious title of Africa’s strongest banking brand and East Africa’s most valuable brand, showcasing its dominant position in the regional market.


This resurgence is pivotal as it reflects the resilience and strategic agility of Equity Bank amidst economic challenges. The bank's focus on expanding its customer base and its innovative banking solutions are key factors contributing to its robust performance.

Investors and customers alike will be watching closely to see if Equity Bank can maintain this positive trajectory through the rest of the year.

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