Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa. As trade and investment into Africa increases, Kenya is securing its position as a continental business hub, attracting an increasing share of regional and international organisations looking for a base for their African growth strategies.
Kenya at a glance

The Kenyan governmental has developed a programme, Vision 2030, to transform Kenya into a middle-income country by 2030.

With high adult literacy levels and a strong education system, businesses benefit from a pool of skilled personnel with entrepreneurial flair. Kenya also has an enabling IT environment and ecosystem, in addition to well-developed air linkages.

Quick view:

  • Population: 44 400 000
  • Nominal GDP: USD56.7 billion
  • Real GDP growth: 5.7%
  • Consumer inflation: 6.0%

* 2015 forecast

Sector expertise in Kenya

Stanbic Bank has developed broad industry experience through many years of supporting our clients in Kenya and the East African region.

We have assisted clients in a number of infrastructure and power projects, including wind, heavy fuels and hydro projects, and bring to bear our experience in facilitating and funding public private partnership projects. As part of our capabilities in the agriculture sector, we are the primary banker for the tea industry (with Kenya responsible for almost one quarter of world’s tea production), and support our clients in coffee and horticulture.

Moreover, we support clients in the expanding consumer sector, with its focus on infrastructure, real estate and services, as well as tourism

Read more about Standard Bank Group’s sector specialism.

Products and services in Kenya

At the core of Stanbic Bank’s values is a commitment to offer first class financial services to both corporate and retail banking clients.

Our Corporate and Investment Banking division provides the following services to local and multinational businesses and organisations:

  • Financial services expertise, having structured some of the region’s largest and most important financial transactions
  • Client-focused solutions for emerging market conditions
  • Risk management across economic and macroeconomic volatility, regulatory uncertainty, and political risk, currency and interest rates
  • Access to the Global Markets team to access other risk mitigation markets structures such as London, New York and Johannesburg
  • Access to the Investment Banking team with strong experience in capital markets across debt and equity
  • Access to our Transactional Products & Services team for tailored solutions to clients with cross-border operations
  • Develop new products and services to support small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Competitive employee banking and developing the next generation of workplace banking solutions and benefit structures.

Note that certain hedging instruments are not permitted in Kenya but we provide the best solutions possible in the market while complying with local regulations.

Dedicated client relationship managers provide a single point of entry into Standard Bank’s full financial services competencies.

Read more about corporate and investment banking solutions for your business.


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