Kenya’s Equity Bank keen to open a full commercial bank operation in Ethiopia


MPESA’s introduction to the market in 2007 was marked by stiff opposition from commercial banks.

Over a decade later, Kenyan banks are now trying to regain their competitive edge by setting up the Kenya Interbank Transaction Switch.

Equity Bank’s CEO, James Mwangi, made his case for why a system that settles transactions, even those involving cheques, in real time, is a long-overdue game changer, to CCTV’s Ramah Nyang.

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