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Investment Challenges in Kenya Amid Macroeconomic Turbulence

The investment landscape in Kenya is currently grappling with significant hurdles as a result of prevailing macroeconomic conditions. These conditions have raised apprehension across various investment sectors. This article sheds light on the pivotal macroeconomic factors that are shaping the investment environment within the country. Kenyan Currency Depreciation and Inflation Over the preceding year, the…

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NCBA Bank Kenya Extends $6.8 Million Credit to Grit Real Estate in 2023

In the fiscal year ending in June 2023, NCBA Bank Kenya significantly bolstered Grit Real Estate’s financial capabilities by extending an additional $6.8 million (KES 1.0 billion) in credit to the esteemed Mauritian real estate firm. Rising Dollar-Denominated Credit Facilities Underlining its commitment to fostering financial growth, NCBA Bank Kenya has raised the bar, as…

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Acquisition of 51 Percent Shareholding of SMEP Microfinance Bank PLC by HOPE Advancement Inc.

The recent acquisition of 51 percent of the shareholding of SMEP Microfinance Bank PLC (SMEP MFB) by HOPE Advancement Inc. (HOPE) has sparked considerable interest and discussion within the financial sector. The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has officially confirmed this development, signifying a pivotal shift in the landscape of microfinance in the region. Let’s…

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CBK Report on Commercial Banks’ Credit for Period Ended June 30, 2023

1.0 Commercial Banks’ Credit Officer Survey The latest survey by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) aimed to gauge the lending behavior within the banking sector across all eleven economic sectors. Queries revolved around credit demands, loan approval standards, non-performing loans, credit recovery efforts, and the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9 on…

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African Climate Summit Financing

Sneak-Peak Into Multi-Billion Dollar goodies at the Nairobi Climate Summit

In a groundbreaking development, Kenya and several other African nations have successfully secured climate-related financing deals, amounting to a staggering $23 billion (Sh3.36 trillion), during the inaugural climate summit held in Nairobi. These substantial investments are set to bolster Africa’s green initiatives significantly. President William Ruto expressed his satisfaction with the three-day Africa Climate Summit,…

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Equity Bank Loans Rates Shields Old Loans

Equity Bank Shields Long-Time Borrowers from Soaring Interest Rates

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial markets, Equity Group, under the astute leadership of Managing Director and CEO Dr. James Mwangi, has unveiled a strategic move that distinguishes it from its peers in Kenya’s banking sector. Amidst the transition to a comprehensive risk-based pricing system, Equity Bank has taken a unique stance by preserving the…

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Loans Credit Rating In Kenya

Demystifying Loans and Credit Ratings in Kenya: A Comprehensive Guide

In today’s fast-paced world, financial flexibility is a crucial aspect of achieving one’s dreams and ambitions. Whether you’re considering starting a business, purchasing a home, or even covering unexpected expenses, understanding loans and credit ratings in Kenya is paramount. In this comprehensive guide, we will unravel the complexities of the Kenyan financial landscape, offering you…

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