James Mwangi

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James Mwangi said : “Unless he is out of town, he never misses church service. He is a down-to-earth man who participates in all church and community activities,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This award is a great inspiration to all Africans to believe in their dreams and to pursue them with dedication and conviction that together, we can change our continent within our lifetime. It’s my hope that this award will inspire the world to seize the COVID-19 moment as a call to build a more resilient global economy by putting purpose first and seeking business worthiness by being ethical and people-centered for a more equitable and sustainable world,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I dedicate this award to our staff and to the millions of our customers who have continuously inspired us by trusting and believing in our common purpose and dream,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “The opportunities are where the problems are. Every sustainable business is built to solve a problem and there are many problems at the moment,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi Said : “We challenge them to go and conquer the world by excelling in their academics and taking up key leadership roles and contributing to changing narratives about Africa as well as transforming of lives,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We heard distress calls from the children and when we went to find out what was happening, we stumbled on Wairimu’s body lying in a pool of blood inside the house,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Customers should be very alert of any caller that asks for confidential information such as passwords or Pin Numbers. Such callers are fraudsters,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 24, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Resources were dedicated to enhancing fintech innovation in diaspora remittances to enable social payments to reach families that saw regional diaspora remittances growing by 57 percent,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The global Covid-19 pandemic has mutated into a global economic crisis, occasioned by a sudden standstill of economic activity as a result of the global lockdown. This has introduced unprecedented uncertainty within the global financial systems prompting us to adopt a conservative approach, fortifying our balance sheet and assuring ample liquidity to support our customers,” External link

independent-UG Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : ''We confident that the amalgamation and merger of the two subsidiaries will contribute significantly to the development and transformation of the DRC,” Mwangi said. He added that the merger of the two entities will produce a subsidiary which contribute more than 20 per cent of the Group’s total balance sheet. “We are glad that we now have the size and countrywide infrastructure that can bring our experience and capability to contribute significantly to the transformation of lives and livelihoods in DRC,'' External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to acquire two of the most solid banks in the market. With the second and fourth-largest banks in the country being our subsidiaries, we are confident that amalgamation and merger of the two subsidiaries will produce a combined bank with a balance sheet in excess of two billion dollars with the capacity and capability to contribute significantly to the development and transformation of the DR Congo," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are glad that we now have the size and countrywide infrastructure that can bring our experience and capability to contribute significantly to the transformation of lives and livelihoods in DRC, while stimulating economic transformation of the country through resource allocation," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are humbled that despite being a regional bank operating in Africa, we have made it among the top 754 banks in the world,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It is the right of every resident of Nairobi to access clean water and safe water in adequate quantities yet the scarcity has been a perennial challenge in the county,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I think every country is in a unique position to respond differently. We are seeing others’ early responses to health, that doesn’t not really require a massive bond issue because it is just improving the health system. But as we move into the next stage, particularly in addressing the economic issues, we need major decisions” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 24, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi says : “We needed to be very prudent and do very detailed analysis to be able to price that risk,” “But when Covid came in, the risk was no longer quantified and we could no longer price it. We felt it would not be prudent to drag ourselves into unpriced risk” External link

euromoney Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “At the moment, we would like to hold back,” “Given our size, the best strategy is acquisition, but anyone you are acquiring, you will not be able to quantify the risk” External link

euromoney Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We pushed digital strategies to the market and the market is now responding. Financial institutions are now also responding to a pull of strategies from the market; as we speak the market is now driving the demand for digital financial services. There is urgency for this because of the health implication and also the health protocols that have been issued about the usage of cash and it being a source of transferring the virus. We have also observed that training and literacy have suddenly been taken by advocacy and so it is no longer the bank advertising, it is the people trying to develop market solutions and after that demanding from the service provider (banks and fintech),” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “Let’s not confuse things here. We don’t care about who is angling for what position in the Kenyatta succession race. What worries us is the chest thumping between our leaders that has pushed us to the brink,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We know some of our health workers will in one way or the other need some psychosocial treatment. They are working hard to deal with the disease and we need to support them,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We anticipate we shall be able to get up to Sh50billion of liquidity through debts as it was demonstrated by World Bank releasing Sh5 billion to help us support SMEs,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “Forfeiture of dividends was a good gesture to all our partners that we are also in need as we called on them to support our customers,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We pushed digital strategies to the market and the market is now responding. Financial institutions are now also responding to a pull of strategies from the market; as we speak the market is now driving the demand for digital financial services. There is urgency for this because of the health implication and also the health protocols that have been issued about the usage of cash and it being a source of transferring the virus. We have also observed that training and literacy have suddenly been taken by advocacy and so it is no longer the bank advertising, it is the people trying to develop market solutions and after that demanding from the service provider (banks and fintech),” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “Our expansion is in two ways; horizontal and vertical. We have opted for vertical expansion where you deepen and then scale up your market share in the countries you are operating in,” External link

dailymonitor Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are slightly Sh800 billion. When the transaction is concluded, we shall be Sh200 billion shy to hit our trillion mark,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Our expansion is in two ways; horizontal and vertical. We have opted for vertical expansion where you deepen and then scale up your market share in the countries you are operating in," "So, meanwhile what will we do because we already have six banks? We will focus on those banks, deepen them and make them stronger. We are also targeting to increase the market share in the countries we are in. The DRC that transaction is complete and we will be doubling our market share and then using the new capability to really try to grow significantly" External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "ATMA is an event that has made it prudent for us to be cautious. You already don't understand the risk of Covid-19 and nobody understands. So Covid-19 situation has made us to sit back. We also don't want to be telling shareholders that we are being cautious that is why we are withholding dividends for them and on the other side you are demonstrating offensive expansionist psychology of buying the banks," External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Our expansion is in two ways; horizontal and vertical. We have opted for vertical expansion where you deepen and then scale up your market share in the countries you are operating in,” “So, meanwhile what will we do because we already have six banks? We will focus on those banks, deepen them and make them stronger. We are also targeting to increase the market share in the countries we are in. The DRC that transaction is complete and we will be doubling our market share and then using the new capability to really try to grow significantly” External link

EastAfrican Monday, June 29, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “ATMA is an event that has made it prudent for us to be cautious. You already don’t understand the risk of Covid-19 and nobody understands. So Covid-19 situation has made us to sit back. We also don’t want to be telling shareholders that we are being cautious that is why we are withholding dividends for them and on the other side you are demonstrating offensive expansionist psychology of buying the banks,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, June 29, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The board has considered the events that have taken place since January when the two parties agreed to extend transaction discussions and particularly the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the world and the economies in which EGH operates. After careful consideration, EGH and ATMA have mutually agreed to discontinue discussions on the transaction for the foreseeable future," External link

kenyastar Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “During the extended period, the two parties would continue further discussions to try and reach mutually acceptable commercial terms with respect to the proposed transaction or a variant of it,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We want to champion the mental wellness of our healthcare workers as well as support them physically with the much-needed protective equipment,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We want to champion the mental wellness of our healthcare workers as well as support them physically with the much-needed protective equipment,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This decision is consistent with the Board’s view of uncertainty of risk which precipitated the proposed withdrawal of Ksh9.5 billion ($95 million) dividend pay-out to shareholders,” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The board has considered the events that have taken place since January when the two parties agreed to extend transaction discussions and particularly the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the world and the economies in which EGH operates. After careful consideration, EGH and ATMA have mutually agreed to discontinue discussions on the transaction for the foreseeable future," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Board of Directors agreed to the entry into a binding term sheet through a share swap to exchange certain banking assets of Atlas Mara in four countries for shares in Equity Group” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I think every country is in a unique position to respond differently. We are seeing others’ early responses to health, that doesn’t not really require a massive bond issue because it is just improving the health system. But as we move into the next stage, particularly in addressing the economic issues, we need major decisions” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Health is not just a physical embodiment but one that you carry in your mind all the time. It may be hard to express what you are going through and feeling in such stressful circumstances as dealing with Covid-19, or any other medical conditions,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "A strong capital and liquidity position gives us the strength and capacity to cushion our business against external shocks and accommodate and walk with our customers during these challenging times," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : "We will walk with our clients through this crisis and will give every client a chance to turn the crisis into an opportunity to thrive. Equity Group will deploy its capital strength, balance sheet agility and liquidity to support a long-term view," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : "A strong corporate brand, an agile liquid balance sheet, a well segmented and diversified asset portfolio and a well-balanced risk management policy places the Group strongly to weather market challenges, support our customers not only to survive but to recover and thrive, emerging from this crisis stronger," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This has introduced unprecedented uncertainty within the global financial systems prompting us to adopt a conservative approach, fortifying our balance sheet and assuring ample liquidity to support our customers,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “The Equity Group Holdings Board took a conservative approach that recognises the emerging unquantified risk of the pandemic and opted to preserve capital in the face of the prevailing uncertainty,” “A strong capital and liquidity position gives us the strength and capacity to cushion our business and accommodate and walk with our customers during these challenging times” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The Equity Group Board took a conservative approach that recognizes the emerging unquantified risk of the pandemic and opted to preserve capital in the face of the prevailing uncertainty,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “The Equity Group Holdings Board took a conservative approach that recognizes the emerging unquantified risk of the pandemic and opted to preserve capital in the face of the prevailing uncertainty,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The Equity Group Board took a conservative approach that recognises the emerging unquantified risk of the pandemic and opted to preserve capital in the face of the prevailing uncertainty,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We believe that by supporting our existing clients, we shall help them keep their supply chains open and functional while maintaining their employees on their jobs,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 22, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We know this crisis is not going away anytime soon since the health crisis has not been resolved. For this reason, we opted to support our customers,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 22, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Equity will play to its capital strength, balance sheet agility and liquidity to support a long-term view and walk with our customers throughout the crisis,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 22, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi added : “We believe that by supporting our existing clients, we shall help them keep their supply chains open and functional while maintaining their employees on their jobs,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 22, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “My attention was drawn to a group of students and doctors who were raising funds for PPEs for young post graduate students especially at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH),” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Association ) : “We invited the CEO of the Kenya Medical Association and a group of doctors from KNH and the University of Nairobi, where we established the need for PPEs for medical staff handling Covid-19 patients in the country. A team of seven was formed to help structure this initiative,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “When I shared the need with my family, a robust discussion revealed the urgency to holistically address the issue as it was not prudent to provide the PPEs to students without also focusing on the plight of the doctors, nurses, clinical officers, and medical staff". Mwangi said he then invited the CEO of the Kenya Medical Association and a group of doctors from KNH and University of Nairobi where they established the need for PPEs for medical staff handling Covid-19 patients in the country. "A team of seven was formed to help structure this initiative,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are not thinking of closing down the hotel yet, but we have had to reduce operations because the number of guests has reduced,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “As announced by the parties in January, discussions continue,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “A strong part of our Equity culture is keeping lasting relationships with our Equity family of staff and customers. They are always free to return to the family and bring new experiences that help to make the team stronger and more agile. Once a member, always a member,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Execution of the group’s business strategy continued to yield results as non-funded income contributed 40 percent of the group’s total income reflecting quality and diversification of income,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, March 20, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Polycarp Igathe ) : “We welcome Polycarp back to Equity and we are excited that he will continue with his role as the group chief commercial officer,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, March 16, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi claimed : “Some of us have worked for as many as ten years in the factory and the management does not want to employ us on permanent basis as required by law,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There is no clear explanation as to why our services were terminated. e are reading mischief in the whole process and suspecting a hidden motive,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "So far we have only witnessed a small number of locusts near our farms but we are aware bigger swarms are forming in the vicinity to strike and destroy our crops," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have tried everything even involving the Kenya Wildlife Service. The challenge is that when they scare the elephants away, they come back the following day,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "EGH and ATMA expect to continue further discussions in early-2020 to try to reach mutually acceptable commercial terms with respect to the proposed transaction, or a variant of it," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We can see that happening in the course of next year,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Make the best use of this opportunity and study hard to make your family and the community proud. In four years’ time, we want to celebrate because of how well you will have performed. Your predecessors have continued to do well and we trust you will emulate them,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “EGH and ATMA expect to continue further discussions in early-2020 to try to reach mutually acceptable commercial terms with respect to the proposed transaction, or a variant of it,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, January 4, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "He sped off immediately. It happened so quickly before he jumped into his vehicle, whose registration details we have given to the police," External link

standardmedia Monday, December 30, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Instead of just providing banking services, we provide financial solutions with a business model that is economically viable, socially sound and has become very successful in shared prosperity. One of our key strengths is our investment in capacity building. Empowering society through shared prosperity has given Equity Bank a human face and a soul,” External link

newvision Friday, December 20, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are hopeful our tourists' arrivals in Naivasha will surpass last years' figures following the launch of the Nairobi-Naivasha SGR," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I am honored to be part of this incredible group of people, who are changing the world in significant ways and driving their important messages home, with commitment and passion,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I am honoured to be part of this incredible group of people, who are changing the world in significant ways and driving their important messages home, with commitment and passion,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about George Magoha ) : “We appeal to CS George Magoha to cancel all student loan debt for hundreds of thousands of unemployed graduates who owe billions of shillings (to Helb) and place a cap on student loan interest rates going forward at zero rates. This is because of the prevailing environment in the country which has made most of the youth hopeless and increased cases of suicides in the country,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 9, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “This will be the biggest Christmas gift President Uhuru Kenyatta can give unemployed graduates in Kenya who have lost hope due to hard economic times,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 9, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi noted : “We shall not allow Helb to flout the constitutional regulations on giving out private information to the public. Instead, state agencies should advocate for free tuition and debt-free public colleges and universities,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 9, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Instead of just providing banking services, we provide financial solutions with a business model that is economically viable, socially sound and has become very successful in shared prosperity. One of our key strengths is our investment in capacity building. Empowering society through shared prosperity has given Equity Bank a human face and a soul,” External link

tuko Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The government’s objective is to plant two billion trees by 2022 and as we mark the Equity Bank’s 35th anniversary, we pledge to plant more than 3,500 tree seedlings in Kirisia Forest,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “This is an opportunity for the Group to take further steps towards the delivery of its vision of building sub-Saharan Africa’s premier financial institution through delivering innovative products and services to customers, including, in particular, the effective use of technology,” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “By acquiring BCDC and the KfW stake in EBC, EGH will expand its footprint in DRC. The Group aims to provide access to competitive, tailored financial services, expand opportunities for wealth creation while also delivering significant value to its stakeholders,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Our non-funded income now stands at 41 per cent of the company’s gross income and we expect it to cross the 50 per cent mark soon and we see a lot o this coming from digital payments,” “For example in diaspora remittances alone Equity accounted for Sh101 billion of the Sh200 billion transacted last year,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We were not greedy…it is not about how much we charge. Commissions are not the focus, but rather the focus is access to foreign exchange,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The earliest maybe on my own volition that I would ask to retire is when I turn 75,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The faster growth in total income above net interest income reflects success of the strategic pursuit of the group to grow quality income through non funded income growth,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi added : “The regional expansion strategy diversification , management of sovereign risks and concentration has paid up as subsidiaries growth continue to go up,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The three years of interest rate cap gave us an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. The removal can only be a bonus and is unlikely to change the bank as the from a strategic perspective but lift us to the next level,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The last three years under the rate caps gave us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves and diversify into other revenue streams,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi explained : “Our non-funded income now stands at 41 per cent of the company’s gross income and we expect it to cross the 50 per cent mark in the near future,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi added : "The faster growth in total income above net interest income reflects the success of the strategic pursuit of the Group to grow quality income through non-funded income growth," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The last three years gave us an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. We saw the interest rate cap as a new normal. The interest rate cap removal can only be a bonus,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “If people from South Africa are affected by the landfill which is located in a valley two kilometres away, what about our landfill which will only sits on a 50-acre piece of land and 200 meters away from the people who use water from boreholes? No matter how necessary the project is, it should not be constructed at a place where people live,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 4, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Once the money is deposited on their mobile phones, they are not withdrawing but transacting with it on a digital platform and that to us is the best change we are seeing in the overall markeT,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Atlas Mara ) : “Zimbabwe was part of the Atlas Mara transaction but we excluded it. We expect to resume negotiations once there is improvement in the macroeconomic environment. There is no specific date because it all depends with the economic environment,” “We started our acquisitions with southern African countries and Zimbabwe is the only country that is left out. What informs our expansion in these countries is the level of their financial needs,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The governor has been meeting with the leaders to discuss the current affairs and the future of our country, although he has not been shouting from the rooftop about the meetings. He will pull a surprise on those who keep on making noise over the succession debate,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Mt Kenya region will be a stronghold for CRP. A lot is happening at the grassroots and all are connected to the party leader’s moves,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Atlas Mara ) : “Zimbabwe was part of the Atlas Mara transaction but we excluded it. We expect to resume negotiations once there is improvement in the macroeconomic environment. There is no specific date because it all depends with the economic environment,” “We started our acquisitions with southern African countries and Zimbabwe is the only country that is left out. What informs our expansion in these countries is the level of their financial needs,” External link

EastAfrican Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “What we have done is to enhance (our offering)…This generation is about driving the fourth industrial revolution (which is shaped by disruptive technologies),” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Atlas Mara ) : “In banking, size is becoming relevant because margins have collapsed. It’s no longer about margins, it’s about volumes. Technology is becoming a major component in driving banking and the unit cost of technology and risk management needs to be spread over huge customer base,” “That explains why we are acquiring the Atlas Mara and BCDC, and hopefully five banks in one go will give us a shoulder ahead of any other bank in the region” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The evolution of our brand is an important part of our strategy for continued market leadership,” External link

EastAfrican Friday, October 4, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “From tomorrow you will see the new signage in all our branches, as part of our plan to modernise and update distribution network which includes branches, ATMs, online platforms and third-party outlets such as agent and merchant locations,” External link

EastAfrican Friday, October 4, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The evolution of our brand is an important part of our strategy for continued market leadership as well as being integral to the promise we made to all of our stakeholders when we began our journey of transformation to modernise. We will do all we can to get closer to and better serve our customers," External link

standardmedia Friday, October 4, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The evolution of our brand is an important part of our strategy for continued market leadership,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “From tomorrow you will see the new signage in all our branches, as part of our plan to modernise and update distribution network which includes branches, ATMs, online platforms and third-party outlets such as agent and merchant locations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We will be a KSh 1 trillion strong bank by the end of the current financial year,” External link

tuko Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The DRC requires support because it is poorly banked, with financial inclusion at only five per cent. In the four years we have been in the country, we have come to appreciate the risks and opportunities there. If we complete the acquisition of BCDC, we will have more impact in that country,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, September 16, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi souligné : "Equity tient à investir dans les meilleurs services dans le continent africain. Elle a pour objectif de proposer des services innovants aux clients, notamment grâce à l'usage des nouvelles technologies" External link

infosplusgabon Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The Proposed Transaction is an opportunity for EGH to deliver the vision of building sub-Saharan Africa's premier financial institution through delivering innovative products and services to customers, including, in particular, the effective use of technology," External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 9, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about James Mwangi ) : “These invitations serve to indicate that Governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s policies and programmes have gained recognition and appreciation not just within our borders but even beyond. This is a major plus for his leadership as well as a strategic approach to his credentials,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “She was in a bad state when Maragua Police Station officers brought her in. She was alive, yes, but in a very bad shape,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are very optimistic [it will be removed]. The pains of this interest capping have been a big challenge,” “The interest cap has done its last breath” External link

businessday Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are at the tail end of negotiations,” External link

businessday Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “From September agents will use computers or phones and help you apply for loans,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, August 2, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are issuing 15,000 digital loans a day with an NPL of two percent. What we have done is remove human bias where you will give loans to relatives and friends. Now everything is digitised,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, August 2, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "At the moment, 97 per cent of transactions go through the bank's digital platforms and we are working to increase the services we can offer through our agency network and mobile application," External link

standardmedia Friday, August 2, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Everyone has a constitutional right to form and join any political party. Murang’a governor is currently a member of Jubilee party but we are asking everyone to come and join CCP,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “These new saccos end up allocating themselves stages on the streets leading to more congestion.This has ended up creating conflicts among the saccos and increase in traffic,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This will help us integrate the informal and formal sectors so that the divide that has always been in this country gets scrapped slowly,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 21, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are not supplying potatoes to our consumers because of an acute shortage attributed to erratic weather patterns that affected production,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 17, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have been forced to import people from Eastern Europe to help with cyber security and they come at a huge cost. Ten years ago, you would not have imagined that data scientists would be the highest paid staff in a bank,” “The biggest risk some time back was robbery or collusion within the bank. Now you realise that there are about 12,000 to 14,000 attempts to hack your firewalls every month and 90 per cent of these attacks are coming from Russia, Ukraine and such other countries” External link

kenyastar Friday, May 31, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have been forced to import people from Eastern Europe to help with cyber security and they come at a huge cost. Ten years ago, you would not have imagined that data scientists would be the highest paid staff in a bank,” “The biggest risk some time back was robbery or collusion within the bank. Now you realise that there are about 12,000 to 14,000 attempts to hack your firewalls every month and 90 per cent of these attacks are coming from Russia, Ukraine and such other countries” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 31, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Equity’s strategy is to be the region’s leading digital bank delivering an experience across key digital touch points. We have witnessed how the rapid adoption of mobile and other digital channels has transformed how people are now banking, ” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 24, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “People rarely want to save in a mobile wallet, which is a transactional platform, and which is not covered by deposit insurance. People are also aware of the risk of technology because of the risk of cyber fraud and do not want to keep a lot of money in these wallets,” “What we need is to merge people’s accounts with their mobile wallets, so that their deposits can be held in a safe and secure place where they are covered by deposit insurance, and in addition to that they are also incentivised to save because they can earn interest” External link

kenyastar Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “People rarely want to save in a mobile wallet, which is a transactional platform, and which is not covered by deposit insurance. People are also aware of the risk of technology because of the risk of cyber fraud and do not want to keep a lot of money in these wallets,” “What we need is to merge people’s accounts with their mobile wallets, so that their deposits can be held in a safe and secure place where they are covered by deposit insurance, and in addition to that they are also incentivised to save because they can earn interest” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have in the past two years focused on reducing the cost of delivery by digitising loans. Now 93 percent of our loans are being delivered through the mobile platform, thus reducing operational costs,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, May 10, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Realising the limitation we have, we have chosen to partner with Safaricom so that we can use their capability of technology and data analytics to reach the SMEs,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, May 10, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have learned to operate with interest capping as a new norm, despite the associated challenge of risk pricing,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 10, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The rational is enter when an upward trend of the economy has taken off ... (in) the countries that are projected to grow fast, so we can ride on that wave of growth,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 10, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “Equity Group’s ability to attract cheap deposits and borrowed funds is underpinned by its stable deposit franchise and implied low risk,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 10, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The advantage of market research is that it collects a huge amount of complex data and synthesises it into information which provides useful insights to inform decision making,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “When a manager leaves I do not replace him, I promote from within and tell them to go out there and be good ambassadors for the brand. Most of the county finance officers are former Equity Bank staff,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “When a manager leaves I do not replace him, I promote from within and tell them to go out there and be good ambassadors for the brand. Most of the county finance officers are former Equity Bank staff,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Board of Directors have agreed to the entry into a binding term sheet through a share swap to exchange certain banking assets of Atlas Mara in four countries for shares in Equity Group,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Board of Directors have agreed to the entry into a binding term sheet through a share swap to exchange certain banking assets of Atlas Mara in four countries for shares in Equity Group,” External link

kenyastar Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Regional approach has already started to show growth as small banks outside Kenya have been catching up contributing to the group’s earnings,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “When there are risks they tend to affect smaller banks, even here in Kenya, but larger banks are barely touched. So in Tanzania we will get to double our size and triple our size in Rwanda,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Board of Directors have agreed to the entry into a binding term sheet through a share swap to exchange certain banking assets of Atlas Mara in four countries for shares in Equity Group,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We strive to respond to our customers’ emerging needs, aspirations and preferences. As demand for these services evolve in tandem with the changing lifestyles, we are positioning ourselves to create new bridges of opportunity for Kenyans by combining the empowering nature of access to credit with the reach and transparency of technology,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We will harvest, channel and transmit the benefits of the robust macro-economic growth characterized by national infrastructure investments into advantages and opportunities for the ordinary Kenyans especially those in the real economy, agriculture, micro, small and medium businesses, and enterprises,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We will harvest, channel and transmit the benefits of the robust macro-economic growth characterized by national infrastructure investments into advantages and opportunities for the ordinary Kenyans especially those in the real economy, agriculture, micro, small and medium businesses, and enterprises,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 29, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are having a good season and are on our best run at the moment. We had a proper pre-season where we worked on solidifying our defence because it was an area we had earmarked for improvement,” “The results are down to confidence we have instilled in the boys. We have given them the freedom to express themselves on the pitch and are playing to our tune. The have tremendously repaid our faith” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 26, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The players who have come in understand the team’s philosophy and give us a different option which can make us have a slight tactical change. It makes our preparations for upcoming fixtures easy as we can adjust to counter the opponents style of play,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 26, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The Uganda move to the head office lease was signed in August 2018. This was not there in 2017 and contributed Sh600 million to the increase in the disclosure,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “As customers embrace digital and agency banking, which combined as channels manage 97 percent of cash transactions and 92 percent of loan disbursements, there has been no need to replace employees leaving through natural attrition, that is retirement, resignations and sabbatical leave,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I know them, they are from Mbombo village in Maragwa. It is very sad that they lost their lives in such a painful way,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They were on their way back to Maragwa,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I know them, they are from Mbombo village in Maragwa. It is very sad that they lost their lives in such a painful way,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 22, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They were on their way back to Maragwa,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 22, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “While last year we had a 15 percent average increase in monthly salaries, the effect (on the total wage bill) was muted by the fact that there is no replacement of exiting staff since customers are opting to serve themselves using our alternative digital channels as we move away from the brick and mortar branches,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, April 8, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are focused on Ethiopia because that market could possibility open in 2020 or 2021. The entry strategy is through acquisition given that it is a big market. In big markets, you enter by acquisition,” External link

2Merkato Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “89% of all successfully processed loans are now originated via mobile channels, while 96% of our transactions are happening outside the branch” External link

theafricareport Monday, April 1, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are focused on Ethiopia because that market could possibility open in 2020 or 2021. The entry strategy is through acquisition given that it is a big market. In big markets, you enter by acquisition,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, April 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "This is the resilience we were pursuing to wade the headwinds of the slow growth rate of the private sector," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This is the resilience we were pursuing to wade the headwinds of slow growth rate of the private sector,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The government has now taken a significant part of the balance sheet of the bank, about 50 percent, compared to the loan book,” “As a strategy, we now want to push lending to the private sector using innovative methods, which is why we have projected, whether interest rate capping is there or not, to grow the loan book by between 10 and 15 percent in 2019” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The rate at which double parking especially along loading zones, on pavements and also in front of business premises is wanting," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Remember the number of vehicles is increasing but CBD does not expand, If we don't take the initiative and try to bring order in the public transport system in the city will end up being chaotic," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We invited you here so that we can get the best way forward on how we can manage the congestion within the CBD; remember the number of vehicles are increasing but CBD does not expand so if we don’t maintain order, this city will be chaotic,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The investigative approach being imposed on banks, the need for giving documents for any transfer that comes to the bankI don’t think the banks are well positioned to execute thisI don’t think that is the right way to enable people to do business,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Due to the complexity of the investigations and the number of suspects involved, including some who are still at large, it is expected that the investigation will involve going through voluminous documents, including bank documents and call data records analysis,” “The nature of investigations is complex since it requires communication data from several service providers, which requires time” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "The complainant (Butt) was contacted by fraudsters using several telephone numbers purportedly from President Uhuru Kenyatta. The complainant realised he had been dealing with fraudsters after he had lost his Sh10 million," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Due to the complexity of the investigations and the number of suspects involved, including some who are still at large, it is expected that the investigation will involve going through voluminous documents, including bank documents and call data records analysis,” “The nature of investigations is complex since it requires communication data from several service providers, which requires time” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I urge you to pursue a career path that matches your personality and one that you are passionate about. Compete against yourself, and continuously set goals that are ambitious and attainable,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “The officer (names withheld) spoke to him at length and warned that he would be killed if he did not stop. He was shot dead barely a month after he promised us that he was a reformed person,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We feel there is a need to plough back professional skills to our former schools and build another wider pool of entrepreneurs and professionals,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are going to witness the death of a branch as we know it,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi told : “The country needs such a law to regulate the borrowing especially at this time when the World Bank has raised the red flag over our ability to settle the already borrowed loans. We can’t leave fiscal and debt sustainability at the discretion of politicians,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “The country needs such a law to regulate the borrowing especially at this time when the World Bank has raised the red flag over our ability to settle the already borrowed loans. We can’t leave fiscal and debt sustainability at the discretion of politicians,” External link

nation-ke Monday, January 7, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Four years are very short. Don’t go and get carried away and lose sight of your vision. Focus on delivery of your dream” External link

kenyastar Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We can talk of complete transition as all of them are employed. Those who miss opportunities elsewhere come back to Equity,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, January 5, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Four years are very short. Don’t go and get carried away and lose sight of your vision. Focus on delivery of your dream” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 4, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “Strive is one of a small but growing group of senior African business leaders and entrepreneurs deliberately engaging in dialogue beyond business,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “ultimately, Africa’s development challenges are also its business opportunities,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It (Uganda subsidiary) is not becoming better than Kenya in size but return on asset and return on equity is much better. With the hope of oil, it appears that Uganda will receive about $20.4 billion in the next four years from their oil industry,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They found a stock of 3kgs of maize flour packaged in plastic bags and some snacks and ordered me to close the shop and follow them. I negotiated with them before they left warning they will soon be back,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are excited by the expanded opportunities this development presents, to combine our market leading position with Arise, who bring along their substantial resources as well as expertise, which we believe will be invaluable in accelerating the growth of our business,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:39:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Increased uptake is due to ease and convenience of access in addition to the quick decision making process. It is self-service,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 4, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Because of uncertainty, and because of a lack of peace, we have been forced to reduce those branches to five,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 1, 2017 7:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They found a stock of 3kgs of maize flour packaged in plastic bags and some snacks and ordered me to close the shop and follow them. I negotiated with them before they left warning they will soon be back,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We will remain in South Sudan so long as we are not making losses. Currently we are depending on non-funded revenues to stay afloat,” External link

coastweek Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “We are moving away from unsecured lending. IFRS 9 requires you to use historical ratio to make provisions at point of booking the loan. This is not sustainable with a margin of seven per cent,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:02:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There is a decline in micro loan book. With the loss ratio, it means we are not pricing risk,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:02:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I believe payment and transaction processing will be the biggest source of income for the bank,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:34:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Regional Subsidiaries have grown to contribute 10pc of total income from 5pc and we project the units outside Kenya contributing 40pc in 5 years,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:56:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The new business model of Equity Bank focuses on growing and expanding non-funded income, regional diversification, liquidity and balance sheet agility and treasury operations,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:56:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi adds : “The revised business model has played a big part in cushioning the business as well as boosting value creating for shareholders. Innovation had proved to be a great enable in driving growth. We are already registering efficiency gains from digitization,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:56:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We conducted a survey and found that most customers prefer self-service digital banking and have a higher preference for convenience in payment platforms and access to loans,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There is need to develop appropriate lending models for farmers in order to enhance productivity and wealth generation in rural settings,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “What capping of the rates meant is that the market mechanism is not working in Kenya. That is why we have companies like East Africa Breweries which has issued a commercial paper and based on the interest, they are ready to borrow higher than the 14 percent market rates,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The need to address these challenges still requires stakeholders to take the innovation spirit a notch higher,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "There is need to develop appropriate lending models for farmers in order to enhance productivity and wealth generation in rural settings," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Last year Equity conducted a survey and the findings were customers prefer self-service digital banking and have a higher preference for convenience in payment platforms and access to loans,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:32:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “You beat the team that stopped you from reaching the final last year. The win shows the spirit and we will give you the support you require to beat KPA,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 30, 2017 6:23:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Though reforms may be painful to some quarters, the foundation of any nation lies in the human resource capacity of the country built by its education system, not on building rails roads or any infrastructure," External link

standardmedia Monday, January 9, 2017 8:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi noted : “When you distort the mechanism of opportunity allocation in the country, the country cannot stand on its own,” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 9, 2017 5:35:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : "But you need to be under 30 years, so most of my friends were like, 'You go. Go and do it. Because it's a great thing but we can't do it,'" "So I applied. I followed through the process -- it was very hard -- but I was so happy when they called me back in August, the same year" External link

voanews Wednesday, January 4, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are very proud of our ELP scholars who are increasingly demonstrating capability to compete for the most competitive positions in some of the top universities globally," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The objective is to develop a generation of servant leaders who will think globally; are inspired to fight poverty in the African continent; embrace sustainable development; improve living standards and coexist peacefully as a people while being fully committed to giving back to society," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 31, 2016 3:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are very proud of our ELP scholars who are increasingly demonstrating capability to compete for the most competitive positions in some of the top universities globally," External link

nation-ke Friday, December 30, 2016 8:26:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It’s not clearly known how many other men she has only been involved with romantically and died. But so far, those she got married to or cohabited with as husband and wife at different times are five and all died mysteriously or tragically. Currently, no man can dare seduce her, despite her beauty,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There are also rumours that a man she casually dated, but neither officially married nor sired any child with before the latest case, died after he was involved in a grisly road accident with a matatu while cycling downhill,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It’s not clear whether she kills her men to inherit the little property they own or she is just jinxed or hers is a case of sheer sad coincidences,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There are a number of reasons for optimism across the region including increasing infrastructure investments, fiscal consolidation and a developing private sector,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 2, 2016 4:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Of course you should not expect massive recruitment,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 21, 2016 10:38:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are comfortable with the progress of mega flagship projects, with high prospects they would be complete within set timelines, some even earlier," "When we started, the GDP per-capita was Sh64,000. As we speak we are on Sh150,000 per-capita up from Sh126,000 last year," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi added : "When we look at the country’s GDP, we were at USD38 billion, (Sh38 trillion) and now we are at USD65 billion (Sh65 trillion)," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "It is a major stride in the health care sector and such successes are reported across every aspect of the Vision 2030 pillars," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The same will act as tourist attraction sites for passengers on transit thus resulting in numerous benefits," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The construction and equipping of a forensic laboratory is almost complete to speed up cases using forensic science," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Elections used to be a problem because we didn’t have reliable, credible mechanisms to deal with disputes; these have been tackled to a good extent," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi pointed out : "This year, tourism has bounced back with a growth rate of 27 per cent in numbers of tourists. Kenya has also overtaken Nigeria and South Africa to be the best destination in Africa that has attracted the highest number of foreign direct investments," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Furthermore, World Bank’s projections of a 6.4 per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) are also seen accelerating more activities in the private sector over the election period," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It is like we are announcing the death of brick and mortar banking. Visible cash has served us long enough,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:03:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “What Equity does on phone is not just petty Sh1,000 loans. It is the traditional loans that are also available in branches,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:03:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are now digitizing asset-finance which is supported by collaterals like log books and title deeds. We are shifting all these to mobile phones, we will process and ask the individuals to bring the collaterals," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are now digitising asset finance which is supported by log books, SME and corporate loans that are supported by titles. We will process the loan and then invite the customer to come and close it by providing the security,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:04:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "This (results) stands out to be our best nine-month performance in the history of the bank. The biggest driver of this performance is customer growth which now stands at 11 million customers. The second factor is reward for innovation. We have been very innovative especially with Equitel," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi clarified : "Each bank will be affected differently depending on structure and balance sheet," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "This (results) stands out to be our best nine-month performance in the history of the bank. The biggest driver of this performance is customer growth which now stands at 11 million customers. The second factor is reward for innovation. We have been very innovative especially with Equitel," External link

allafrica Friday, November 4, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi clarified : "Each bank will be affected differently depending on structure and balance sheet," External link

allafrica Friday, November 4, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are asking customers to help us deal with this liquidity. We appeal to our customers and the public to come for this over Sh100 billion,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 4, 2016 2:30:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “That is a packing bay waiting for customers to borrow. You cannot build a bank on Treasury bills because customers can buy them on their own,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 4, 2016 2:30:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "On behalf of the Board, I am very happy to announce the appointment of Dr Julius Muia as the Director General of the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. He is one of the outstanding leaders in our country with a distinguished career in the private sector and public service. He is not only a great scholar, but an experienced administrator and a gifted visionary with a reputation for representing great ideals," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi added : "Dr Muia brings valuable know-how to the Secretariat and will be an asset to the facilitating team. His knowledge of economic affairs and hands-on experience will be invaluable as we look to define more transformative and impactful solutions as we maintain our successes," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Current banking trends have declared the death of the bank branch as transaction channel, as customers increasingly embrace self-service technology platforms that give them freedom, choice and control,” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “Customers’ banking trends have declared the death of the bank branches transaction channel. Today we announce the death of brick and mortar,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “We want to start an era of de-emphasising branch visits. The existing staff will still be there but their role will be redesigned,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:58:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It is like we are announcing the death of brick-and-mortar banking. Visible cash has served us long enough,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:58:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Today we announce the death of brick and mortar for transactions in banking," External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:19:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The new interest rate will be applied on a reducing balance basis. It will apply to all local currency new credit facilities and existing ones whose performance is on schedule," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 12:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “Tier II banks and those with low deposit rates will struggle to attract deposits, will struggle to lend,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:09:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Equity Bank has interpreted this [the new law] to include all credit facilities extended to customers by such institutions. This includes loans through mobile phones or through other third party platforms or collaborations with mobile network operators (MNOs), credit card facilities as well as micro finance loans," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Equity Bank has interpreted this [the new law] to include all credit facilities extended to customers by such institutions. This includes loans through mobile phones or through other third party platforms or collaborations with mobile network operators (MNOs), credit card facilities as well as micro finance loans,” External link

4-traders Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “You can’t partner with a non-bank institution - a fintech or telcom – and pretend you can be outside this law – it says directly or indirectly. The issue of mobile is clearly spelt in this law,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have seen this before, we saw it in the 90s,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:14:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Equity Bank has interpreted this [the new law] to include all credit facilities extended to customers by such institutions. This includes loans through mobile phones or through other third party platforms or collaborations with mobile network operators (MNOs), credit card facilities as well as micro finance loans,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:16:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “Prior to the purchase, Muthaiga Luxury Homes conducted an official search on the property at the Central Land Registry and ascertained that the same was owned by Mr Moi and was unencumbered thus was available for sale,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:21:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi states : “The certificate of title for LR 12422/19 was in any event never physically surrendered to the chief lands registrar and cancelled as is customary as it remained in the possession of the third defendant until it was formally transferred to Muthaiga Luxury homes on May 2 2012,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:33:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 28, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:16:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “At the right time, the board of Equity Bank will evaluate in which additional countries to establish presence in order to realize the dream of becoming a pan-Africa bank,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 26, 2016 5:43:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Our business model is based on financial inter-mediation which depends on taking deposits from the public so we will open a branch in Ethiopia when foreign banks are given a fully banking license,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 26, 2016 5:43:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Successful execution of an innovative business strategy code named Equity 3.0 centered on digitization, disruption of delivery channels, transforming the business model and redefining customers banking services and products access experience delivers 18 per cent profit before and after tax growth,” External link

4-traders Friday, August 26, 2016 1:57:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Unfortunately the peace deal is seen not to have delivered expected results. This year it will affect performance of the group but next year will not have an impact,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The convenience and ease of accessing credit and loans through the Equitel mobile channel saw the number of loans disbursed increase by 308 per cent to 4,327,999 up from 1,061,000, out of which 3,557,913 were disbursed through Equitel mobile channel,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have derived our income from the growth in loan book and Government securities,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 22, 2016 8:16:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "At the right time, the board of Equity Bank will evaluate in which additional countries to establish presence in order to realize the dream of becoming a pan-Africa bank," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 22, 2016 4:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Our business model is based on financial inter-mediation which depends on taking deposits from the public so we will open a branch in Ethiopia when foreign banks are given a fully banking license," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 22, 2016 4:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi asks : “It also means that Central Bank would be unable to do the work it is mandated to do. How then would we even manage the economy if the body set out to regulate the economy cannot do so?” External link

capitalfm Monday, August 22, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “Hotel rooms have been the most common accommodation option, even though they do not allow much flexibility and are also not very cost-effective. The serviced apartment option however is quickly gaining traction since it offers more flexibility, independence and greater privacy,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi says : “Compared to hotel rooms that charge per night, serviced apartments offer tourists much more, at an affordable rate,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi adds : “Our guests not only enjoy home-like convenience and affordability, they are right in the middle of the resort town of Malindi, which has excellent private beaches, adequate opportunities for game fishing, and proximity to the pristine reefs within the Malindi Marine National Park,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi says : “There are many local and international leisure and even conference tourists who wish to spend their time in a place that feels more like home than a hotel room,” “With Kenyan tourism ranked fifth in Sub-Saharan Africa, investing in hotel apartments will provide variety and ready returns, not only from international tourists, but also local tourists and expatriates who want to enjoy freedom in the spaces they use” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "This programme epitomises the Tom Mboya academic airlift in the 1960s that saw the likes of Barack Obama Snr and the late Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai, who later impacted our country in social economic development," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "They will gain global experience and exposure and will bring those skills and competitiveness back to Kenya," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This programme epitomises the Tom Mboya academic airlift in the 1960s that saw the likes of Barack Obama Snr and the late Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai, who later impacted our country in social economic development,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:11:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They will gain global experience and exposure and will bring those skills and competitiveness back to Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:11:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This programme epitomises the Tom Mboya academic airlift in the 1960s that saw the likes of Barack Obama Snr and the late Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai, who later impacted our country in social economic development,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 10:01:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Excluding the incumbents and aspirants will ensure that fairness, trust, transparency, inclusion, impartiality, justice and confidence prevails," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:04:00 PM EAT



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William Ruto said ( about James Mwangi ) : “Nyakinyua and Mwangi remind us of our childhood in our rural homes; the daily challenge of budgeting for so little in the face of many needs. To ensure they have a stable foundation I have assigned my farm manager to personally ensure their parents establish a fully-funded 500-chicken farm,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta expressed ( about James Mwangi ) : "We also recognize and commend all those who have generously and tirelessly supported the Coronavirus Response Emergency Fund from a Sh500 contribution made by an 11-year-old Zawadi Mutua to Sh300 from Dr James Mwangi and his family. We applaud other Kenyans who have donated other support items to the fund," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta expressed ( about James Mwangi ) : “We also recognize and commend all those who have generously and tirelessly supported the Coronavirus Response Emergency Fund from a Sh500 contribution made by an 11-year-old Zawadi Mutua to Sh300 from Dr James Mwangi and his family. We applaud other Kenyans who have donated other support items to the fund,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 1, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about James Mwangi ) : “These invitations serve to indicate that Governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s policies and programmes have gained recognition and appreciation not just within our borders but even beyond. This is a major plus for his leadership as well as a strategic approach to his credentials,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Karan Patel said ( about James Mwangi ) : ''This being my first rally, it will give me an opportunity to get back into the driver's seat of a rally car once again,” he said. “We are not just looking for a good performance, but rather a good day out for the whole team to get a taste of the sport once again. Also good opportunity for James and I to get back to working as a team and having a good flow in the car. “We are simply aiming for a fun day out with our recce car acting as the rally car for a change,'' External link

nation-ke Friday, February 1, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

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James Mwangi said : “Unless he is out of town, he never misses church service. He is a down-to-earth man who participates in all church and community activities,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This award is a great inspiration to all Africans to believe in their dreams and to pursue them with dedication and conviction that together, we can change our continent within our lifetime. It’s my hope that this award will inspire the world to seize the COVID-19 moment as a call to build a more resilient global economy by putting purpose first and seeking business worthiness by being ethical and people-centered for a more equitable and sustainable world,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I dedicate this award to our staff and to the millions of our customers who have continuously inspired us by trusting and believing in our common purpose and dream,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “The opportunities are where the problems are. Every sustainable business is built to solve a problem and there are many problems at the moment,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi Said : “We challenge them to go and conquer the world by excelling in their academics and taking up key leadership roles and contributing to changing narratives about Africa as well as transforming of lives,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We heard distress calls from the children and when we went to find out what was happening, we stumbled on Wairimu’s body lying in a pool of blood inside the house,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Customers should be very alert of any caller that asks for confidential information such as passwords or Pin Numbers. Such callers are fraudsters,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 24, 2020 3:26:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Resources were dedicated to enhancing fintech innovation in diaspora remittances to enable social payments to reach families that saw regional diaspora remittances growing by 57 percent,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, August 23, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The global Covid-19 pandemic has mutated into a global economic crisis, occasioned by a sudden standstill of economic activity as a result of the global lockdown. This has introduced unprecedented uncertainty within the global financial systems prompting us to adopt a conservative approach, fortifying our balance sheet and assuring ample liquidity to support our customers,” External link

independent-UG Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : ''We confident that the amalgamation and merger of the two subsidiaries will contribute significantly to the development and transformation of the DRC,” Mwangi said. He added that the merger of the two entities will produce a subsidiary which contribute more than 20 per cent of the Group’s total balance sheet. “We are glad that we now have the size and countrywide infrastructure that can bring our experience and capability to contribute significantly to the transformation of lives and livelihoods in DRC,'' External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:10:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to acquire two of the most solid banks in the market. With the second and fourth-largest banks in the country being our subsidiaries, we are confident that amalgamation and merger of the two subsidiaries will produce a combined bank with a balance sheet in excess of two billion dollars with the capacity and capability to contribute significantly to the development and transformation of the DR Congo," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are glad that we now have the size and countrywide infrastructure that can bring our experience and capability to contribute significantly to the transformation of lives and livelihoods in DRC, while stimulating economic transformation of the country through resource allocation," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are humbled that despite being a regional bank operating in Africa, we have made it among the top 754 banks in the world,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, August 3, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It is the right of every resident of Nairobi to access clean water and safe water in adequate quantities yet the scarcity has been a perennial challenge in the county,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:54:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I think every country is in a unique position to respond differently. We are seeing others’ early responses to health, that doesn’t not really require a massive bond issue because it is just improving the health system. But as we move into the next stage, particularly in addressing the economic issues, we need major decisions” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 24, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi says : “We needed to be very prudent and do very detailed analysis to be able to price that risk,” “But when Covid came in, the risk was no longer quantified and we could no longer price it. We felt it would not be prudent to drag ourselves into unpriced risk” External link

euromoney Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “At the moment, we would like to hold back,” “Given our size, the best strategy is acquisition, but anyone you are acquiring, you will not be able to quantify the risk” External link

euromoney Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We pushed digital strategies to the market and the market is now responding. Financial institutions are now also responding to a pull of strategies from the market; as we speak the market is now driving the demand for digital financial services. There is urgency for this because of the health implication and also the health protocols that have been issued about the usage of cash and it being a source of transferring the virus. We have also observed that training and literacy have suddenly been taken by advocacy and so it is no longer the bank advertising, it is the people trying to develop market solutions and after that demanding from the service provider (banks and fintech),” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “Let’s not confuse things here. We don’t care about who is angling for what position in the Kenyatta succession race. What worries us is the chest thumping between our leaders that has pushed us to the brink,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, July 19, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We know some of our health workers will in one way or the other need some psychosocial treatment. They are working hard to deal with the disease and we need to support them,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We anticipate we shall be able to get up to Sh50billion of liquidity through debts as it was demonstrated by World Bank releasing Sh5 billion to help us support SMEs,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “Forfeiture of dividends was a good gesture to all our partners that we are also in need as we called on them to support our customers,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:12:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We pushed digital strategies to the market and the market is now responding. Financial institutions are now also responding to a pull of strategies from the market; as we speak the market is now driving the demand for digital financial services. There is urgency for this because of the health implication and also the health protocols that have been issued about the usage of cash and it being a source of transferring the virus. We have also observed that training and literacy have suddenly been taken by advocacy and so it is no longer the bank advertising, it is the people trying to develop market solutions and after that demanding from the service provider (banks and fintech),” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “Our expansion is in two ways; horizontal and vertical. We have opted for vertical expansion where you deepen and then scale up your market share in the countries you are operating in,” External link

dailymonitor Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are slightly Sh800 billion. When the transaction is concluded, we shall be Sh200 billion shy to hit our trillion mark,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:28:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Our expansion is in two ways; horizontal and vertical. We have opted for vertical expansion where you deepen and then scale up your market share in the countries you are operating in," "So, meanwhile what will we do because we already have six banks? We will focus on those banks, deepen them and make them stronger. We are also targeting to increase the market share in the countries we are in. The DRC that transaction is complete and we will be doubling our market share and then using the new capability to really try to grow significantly" External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "ATMA is an event that has made it prudent for us to be cautious. You already don't understand the risk of Covid-19 and nobody understands. So Covid-19 situation has made us to sit back. We also don't want to be telling shareholders that we are being cautious that is why we are withholding dividends for them and on the other side you are demonstrating offensive expansionist psychology of buying the banks," External link

allafrica Monday, June 29, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Our expansion is in two ways; horizontal and vertical. We have opted for vertical expansion where you deepen and then scale up your market share in the countries you are operating in,” “So, meanwhile what will we do because we already have six banks? We will focus on those banks, deepen them and make them stronger. We are also targeting to increase the market share in the countries we are in. The DRC that transaction is complete and we will be doubling our market share and then using the new capability to really try to grow significantly” External link

EastAfrican Monday, June 29, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “ATMA is an event that has made it prudent for us to be cautious. You already don’t understand the risk of Covid-19 and nobody understands. So Covid-19 situation has made us to sit back. We also don’t want to be telling shareholders that we are being cautious that is why we are withholding dividends for them and on the other side you are demonstrating offensive expansionist psychology of buying the banks,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, June 29, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The board has considered the events that have taken place since January when the two parties agreed to extend transaction discussions and particularly the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the world and the economies in which EGH operates. After careful consideration, EGH and ATMA have mutually agreed to discontinue discussions on the transaction for the foreseeable future," External link

kenyastar Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “During the extended period, the two parties would continue further discussions to try and reach mutually acceptable commercial terms with respect to the proposed transaction or a variant of it,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We want to champion the mental wellness of our healthcare workers as well as support them physically with the much-needed protective equipment,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We want to champion the mental wellness of our healthcare workers as well as support them physically with the much-needed protective equipment,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This decision is consistent with the Board’s view of uncertainty of risk which precipitated the proposed withdrawal of Ksh9.5 billion ($95 million) dividend pay-out to shareholders,” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, June 23, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The board has considered the events that have taken place since January when the two parties agreed to extend transaction discussions and particularly the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the world and the economies in which EGH operates. After careful consideration, EGH and ATMA have mutually agreed to discontinue discussions on the transaction for the foreseeable future," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Board of Directors agreed to the entry into a binding term sheet through a share swap to exchange certain banking assets of Atlas Mara in four countries for shares in Equity Group” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I think every country is in a unique position to respond differently. We are seeing others’ early responses to health, that doesn’t not really require a massive bond issue because it is just improving the health system. But as we move into the next stage, particularly in addressing the economic issues, we need major decisions” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Health is not just a physical embodiment but one that you carry in your mind all the time. It may be hard to express what you are going through and feeling in such stressful circumstances as dealing with Covid-19, or any other medical conditions,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "A strong capital and liquidity position gives us the strength and capacity to cushion our business against external shocks and accommodate and walk with our customers during these challenging times," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : "We will walk with our clients through this crisis and will give every client a chance to turn the crisis into an opportunity to thrive. Equity Group will deploy its capital strength, balance sheet agility and liquidity to support a long-term view," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : "A strong corporate brand, an agile liquid balance sheet, a well segmented and diversified asset portfolio and a well-balanced risk management policy places the Group strongly to weather market challenges, support our customers not only to survive but to recover and thrive, emerging from this crisis stronger," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This has introduced unprecedented uncertainty within the global financial systems prompting us to adopt a conservative approach, fortifying our balance sheet and assuring ample liquidity to support our customers,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “The Equity Group Holdings Board took a conservative approach that recognises the emerging unquantified risk of the pandemic and opted to preserve capital in the face of the prevailing uncertainty,” “A strong capital and liquidity position gives us the strength and capacity to cushion our business and accommodate and walk with our customers during these challenging times” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The Equity Group Board took a conservative approach that recognizes the emerging unquantified risk of the pandemic and opted to preserve capital in the face of the prevailing uncertainty,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “The Equity Group Holdings Board took a conservative approach that recognizes the emerging unquantified risk of the pandemic and opted to preserve capital in the face of the prevailing uncertainty,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The Equity Group Board took a conservative approach that recognises the emerging unquantified risk of the pandemic and opted to preserve capital in the face of the prevailing uncertainty,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We believe that by supporting our existing clients, we shall help them keep their supply chains open and functional while maintaining their employees on their jobs,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 22, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We know this crisis is not going away anytime soon since the health crisis has not been resolved. For this reason, we opted to support our customers,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 22, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Equity will play to its capital strength, balance sheet agility and liquidity to support a long-term view and walk with our customers throughout the crisis,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 22, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi added : “We believe that by supporting our existing clients, we shall help them keep their supply chains open and functional while maintaining their employees on their jobs,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 22, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “My attention was drawn to a group of students and doctors who were raising funds for PPEs for young post graduate students especially at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH),” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Association ) : “We invited the CEO of the Kenya Medical Association and a group of doctors from KNH and the University of Nairobi, where we established the need for PPEs for medical staff handling Covid-19 patients in the country. A team of seven was formed to help structure this initiative,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “When I shared the need with my family, a robust discussion revealed the urgency to holistically address the issue as it was not prudent to provide the PPEs to students without also focusing on the plight of the doctors, nurses, clinical officers, and medical staff". Mwangi said he then invited the CEO of the Kenya Medical Association and a group of doctors from KNH and University of Nairobi where they established the need for PPEs for medical staff handling Covid-19 patients in the country. "A team of seven was formed to help structure this initiative,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are not thinking of closing down the hotel yet, but we have had to reduce operations because the number of guests has reduced,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “As announced by the parties in January, discussions continue,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “A strong part of our Equity culture is keeping lasting relationships with our Equity family of staff and customers. They are always free to return to the family and bring new experiences that help to make the team stronger and more agile. Once a member, always a member,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Execution of the group’s business strategy continued to yield results as non-funded income contributed 40 percent of the group’s total income reflecting quality and diversification of income,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, March 20, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Polycarp Igathe ) : “We welcome Polycarp back to Equity and we are excited that he will continue with his role as the group chief commercial officer,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, March 16, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi claimed : “Some of us have worked for as many as ten years in the factory and the management does not want to employ us on permanent basis as required by law,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:54:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There is no clear explanation as to why our services were terminated. e are reading mischief in the whole process and suspecting a hidden motive,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "So far we have only witnessed a small number of locusts near our farms but we are aware bigger swarms are forming in the vicinity to strike and destroy our crops," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have tried everything even involving the Kenya Wildlife Service. The challenge is that when they scare the elephants away, they come back the following day,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, January 22, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "EGH and ATMA expect to continue further discussions in early-2020 to try to reach mutually acceptable commercial terms with respect to the proposed transaction, or a variant of it," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We can see that happening in the course of next year,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Make the best use of this opportunity and study hard to make your family and the community proud. In four years’ time, we want to celebrate because of how well you will have performed. Your predecessors have continued to do well and we trust you will emulate them,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, January 5, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “EGH and ATMA expect to continue further discussions in early-2020 to try to reach mutually acceptable commercial terms with respect to the proposed transaction, or a variant of it,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, January 4, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "He sped off immediately. It happened so quickly before he jumped into his vehicle, whose registration details we have given to the police," External link

standardmedia Monday, December 30, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Instead of just providing banking services, we provide financial solutions with a business model that is economically viable, socially sound and has become very successful in shared prosperity. One of our key strengths is our investment in capacity building. Empowering society through shared prosperity has given Equity Bank a human face and a soul,” External link

newvision Friday, December 20, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are hopeful our tourists' arrivals in Naivasha will surpass last years' figures following the launch of the Nairobi-Naivasha SGR," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I am honored to be part of this incredible group of people, who are changing the world in significant ways and driving their important messages home, with commitment and passion,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I am honoured to be part of this incredible group of people, who are changing the world in significant ways and driving their important messages home, with commitment and passion,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about George Magoha ) : “We appeal to CS George Magoha to cancel all student loan debt for hundreds of thousands of unemployed graduates who owe billions of shillings (to Helb) and place a cap on student loan interest rates going forward at zero rates. This is because of the prevailing environment in the country which has made most of the youth hopeless and increased cases of suicides in the country,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 9, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “This will be the biggest Christmas gift President Uhuru Kenyatta can give unemployed graduates in Kenya who have lost hope due to hard economic times,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 9, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi noted : “We shall not allow Helb to flout the constitutional regulations on giving out private information to the public. Instead, state agencies should advocate for free tuition and debt-free public colleges and universities,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 9, 2019 2:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Instead of just providing banking services, we provide financial solutions with a business model that is economically viable, socially sound and has become very successful in shared prosperity. One of our key strengths is our investment in capacity building. Empowering society through shared prosperity has given Equity Bank a human face and a soul,” External link

tuko Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:51:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The government’s objective is to plant two billion trees by 2022 and as we mark the Equity Bank’s 35th anniversary, we pledge to plant more than 3,500 tree seedlings in Kirisia Forest,” External link

nation-ke Monday, December 2, 2019 12:19:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “This is an opportunity for the Group to take further steps towards the delivery of its vision of building sub-Saharan Africa’s premier financial institution through delivering innovative products and services to customers, including, in particular, the effective use of technology,” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “By acquiring BCDC and the KfW stake in EBC, EGH will expand its footprint in DRC. The Group aims to provide access to competitive, tailored financial services, expand opportunities for wealth creation while also delivering significant value to its stakeholders,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:48:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Our non-funded income now stands at 41 per cent of the company’s gross income and we expect it to cross the 50 per cent mark soon and we see a lot o this coming from digital payments,” “For example in diaspora remittances alone Equity accounted for Sh101 billion of the Sh200 billion transacted last year,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We were not greedy…it is not about how much we charge. Commissions are not the focus, but rather the focus is access to foreign exchange,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:54:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The earliest maybe on my own volition that I would ask to retire is when I turn 75,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The faster growth in total income above net interest income reflects success of the strategic pursuit of the group to grow quality income through non funded income growth,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, November 13, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi added : “The regional expansion strategy diversification , management of sovereign risks and concentration has paid up as subsidiaries growth continue to go up,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The three years of interest rate cap gave us an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. The removal can only be a bonus and is unlikely to change the bank as the from a strategic perspective but lift us to the next level,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:04:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The last three years under the rate caps gave us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves and diversify into other revenue streams,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi explained : “Our non-funded income now stands at 41 per cent of the company’s gross income and we expect it to cross the 50 per cent mark in the near future,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi added : "The faster growth in total income above net interest income reflects the success of the strategic pursuit of the Group to grow quality income through non-funded income growth," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The last three years gave us an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. We saw the interest rate cap as a new normal. The interest rate cap removal can only be a bonus,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “If people from South Africa are affected by the landfill which is located in a valley two kilometres away, what about our landfill which will only sits on a 50-acre piece of land and 200 meters away from the people who use water from boreholes? No matter how necessary the project is, it should not be constructed at a place where people live,” External link

nation-ke Monday, November 4, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Once the money is deposited on their mobile phones, they are not withdrawing but transacting with it on a digital platform and that to us is the best change we are seeing in the overall markeT,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Atlas Mara ) : “Zimbabwe was part of the Atlas Mara transaction but we excluded it. We expect to resume negotiations once there is improvement in the macroeconomic environment. There is no specific date because it all depends with the economic environment,” “We started our acquisitions with southern African countries and Zimbabwe is the only country that is left out. What informs our expansion in these countries is the level of their financial needs,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 18, 2019 12:30:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The governor has been meeting with the leaders to discuss the current affairs and the future of our country, although he has not been shouting from the rooftop about the meetings. He will pull a surprise on those who keep on making noise over the succession debate,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Mt Kenya region will be a stronghold for CRP. A lot is happening at the grassroots and all are connected to the party leader’s moves,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Atlas Mara ) : “Zimbabwe was part of the Atlas Mara transaction but we excluded it. We expect to resume negotiations once there is improvement in the macroeconomic environment. There is no specific date because it all depends with the economic environment,” “We started our acquisitions with southern African countries and Zimbabwe is the only country that is left out. What informs our expansion in these countries is the level of their financial needs,” External link

EastAfrican Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “What we have done is to enhance (our offering)…This generation is about driving the fourth industrial revolution (which is shaped by disruptive technologies),” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Atlas Mara ) : “In banking, size is becoming relevant because margins have collapsed. It’s no longer about margins, it’s about volumes. Technology is becoming a major component in driving banking and the unit cost of technology and risk management needs to be spread over huge customer base,” “That explains why we are acquiring the Atlas Mara and BCDC, and hopefully five banks in one go will give us a shoulder ahead of any other bank in the region” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The evolution of our brand is an important part of our strategy for continued market leadership,” External link

EastAfrican Friday, October 4, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “From tomorrow you will see the new signage in all our branches, as part of our plan to modernise and update distribution network which includes branches, ATMs, online platforms and third-party outlets such as agent and merchant locations,” External link

EastAfrican Friday, October 4, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The evolution of our brand is an important part of our strategy for continued market leadership as well as being integral to the promise we made to all of our stakeholders when we began our journey of transformation to modernise. We will do all we can to get closer to and better serve our customers," External link

standardmedia Friday, October 4, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The evolution of our brand is an important part of our strategy for continued market leadership,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “From tomorrow you will see the new signage in all our branches, as part of our plan to modernise and update distribution network which includes branches, ATMs, online platforms and third-party outlets such as agent and merchant locations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We will be a KSh 1 trillion strong bank by the end of the current financial year,” External link

tuko Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The DRC requires support because it is poorly banked, with financial inclusion at only five per cent. In the four years we have been in the country, we have come to appreciate the risks and opportunities there. If we complete the acquisition of BCDC, we will have more impact in that country,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, September 16, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi souligné : "Equity tient à investir dans les meilleurs services dans le continent africain. Elle a pour objectif de proposer des services innovants aux clients, notamment grâce à l'usage des nouvelles technologies" External link

infosplusgabon Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The Proposed Transaction is an opportunity for EGH to deliver the vision of building sub-Saharan Africa's premier financial institution through delivering innovative products and services to customers, including, in particular, the effective use of technology," External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 9, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about James Mwangi ) : “These invitations serve to indicate that Governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s policies and programmes have gained recognition and appreciation not just within our borders but even beyond. This is a major plus for his leadership as well as a strategic approach to his credentials,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “She was in a bad state when Maragua Police Station officers brought her in. She was alive, yes, but in a very bad shape,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 6, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are very optimistic [it will be removed]. The pains of this interest capping have been a big challenge,” “The interest cap has done its last breath” External link

businessday Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are at the tail end of negotiations,” External link

businessday Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “From September agents will use computers or phones and help you apply for loans,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, August 2, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are issuing 15,000 digital loans a day with an NPL of two percent. What we have done is remove human bias where you will give loans to relatives and friends. Now everything is digitised,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, August 2, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "At the moment, 97 per cent of transactions go through the bank's digital platforms and we are working to increase the services we can offer through our agency network and mobile application," External link

standardmedia Friday, August 2, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Everyone has a constitutional right to form and join any political party. Murang’a governor is currently a member of Jubilee party but we are asking everyone to come and join CCP,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “These new saccos end up allocating themselves stages on the streets leading to more congestion.This has ended up creating conflicts among the saccos and increase in traffic,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:41:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This will help us integrate the informal and formal sectors so that the divide that has always been in this country gets scrapped slowly,” External link

standardmedia Friday, June 21, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are not supplying potatoes to our consumers because of an acute shortage attributed to erratic weather patterns that affected production,” External link

standardmedia Monday, June 17, 2019 11:43:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have been forced to import people from Eastern Europe to help with cyber security and they come at a huge cost. Ten years ago, you would not have imagined that data scientists would be the highest paid staff in a bank,” “The biggest risk some time back was robbery or collusion within the bank. Now you realise that there are about 12,000 to 14,000 attempts to hack your firewalls every month and 90 per cent of these attacks are coming from Russia, Ukraine and such other countries” External link

kenyastar Friday, May 31, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have been forced to import people from Eastern Europe to help with cyber security and they come at a huge cost. Ten years ago, you would not have imagined that data scientists would be the highest paid staff in a bank,” “The biggest risk some time back was robbery or collusion within the bank. Now you realise that there are about 12,000 to 14,000 attempts to hack your firewalls every month and 90 per cent of these attacks are coming from Russia, Ukraine and such other countries” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 31, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Equity’s strategy is to be the region’s leading digital bank delivering an experience across key digital touch points. We have witnessed how the rapid adoption of mobile and other digital channels has transformed how people are now banking, ” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 24, 2019 5:29:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “People rarely want to save in a mobile wallet, which is a transactional platform, and which is not covered by deposit insurance. People are also aware of the risk of technology because of the risk of cyber fraud and do not want to keep a lot of money in these wallets,” “What we need is to merge people’s accounts with their mobile wallets, so that their deposits can be held in a safe and secure place where they are covered by deposit insurance, and in addition to that they are also incentivised to save because they can earn interest” External link

kenyastar Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “People rarely want to save in a mobile wallet, which is a transactional platform, and which is not covered by deposit insurance. People are also aware of the risk of technology because of the risk of cyber fraud and do not want to keep a lot of money in these wallets,” “What we need is to merge people’s accounts with their mobile wallets, so that their deposits can be held in a safe and secure place where they are covered by deposit insurance, and in addition to that they are also incentivised to save because they can earn interest” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 13, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have in the past two years focused on reducing the cost of delivery by digitising loans. Now 93 percent of our loans are being delivered through the mobile platform, thus reducing operational costs,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, May 10, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Realising the limitation we have, we have chosen to partner with Safaricom so that we can use their capability of technology and data analytics to reach the SMEs,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, May 10, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have learned to operate with interest capping as a new norm, despite the associated challenge of risk pricing,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 10, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The rational is enter when an upward trend of the economy has taken off ... (in) the countries that are projected to grow fast, so we can ride on that wave of growth,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 10, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Group Holdings ) : “Equity Group’s ability to attract cheap deposits and borrowed funds is underpinned by its stable deposit franchise and implied low risk,” External link

standardmedia Friday, May 10, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The advantage of market research is that it collects a huge amount of complex data and synthesises it into information which provides useful insights to inform decision making,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, May 8, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “When a manager leaves I do not replace him, I promote from within and tell them to go out there and be good ambassadors for the brand. Most of the county finance officers are former Equity Bank staff,” External link

kenyastar Thursday, May 2, 2019 10:42:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “When a manager leaves I do not replace him, I promote from within and tell them to go out there and be good ambassadors for the brand. Most of the county finance officers are former Equity Bank staff,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Board of Directors have agreed to the entry into a binding term sheet through a share swap to exchange certain banking assets of Atlas Mara in four countries for shares in Equity Group,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Board of Directors have agreed to the entry into a binding term sheet through a share swap to exchange certain banking assets of Atlas Mara in four countries for shares in Equity Group,” External link

kenyastar Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Regional approach has already started to show growth as small banks outside Kenya have been catching up contributing to the group’s earnings,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “When there are risks they tend to affect smaller banks, even here in Kenya, but larger banks are barely touched. So in Tanzania we will get to double our size and triple our size in Rwanda,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Board of Directors have agreed to the entry into a binding term sheet through a share swap to exchange certain banking assets of Atlas Mara in four countries for shares in Equity Group,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:25:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We strive to respond to our customers’ emerging needs, aspirations and preferences. As demand for these services evolve in tandem with the changing lifestyles, we are positioning ourselves to create new bridges of opportunity for Kenyans by combining the empowering nature of access to credit with the reach and transparency of technology,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We will harvest, channel and transmit the benefits of the robust macro-economic growth characterized by national infrastructure investments into advantages and opportunities for the ordinary Kenyans especially those in the real economy, agriculture, micro, small and medium businesses, and enterprises,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:20:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We will harvest, channel and transmit the benefits of the robust macro-economic growth characterized by national infrastructure investments into advantages and opportunities for the ordinary Kenyans especially those in the real economy, agriculture, micro, small and medium businesses, and enterprises,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 29, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are having a good season and are on our best run at the moment. We had a proper pre-season where we worked on solidifying our defence because it was an area we had earmarked for improvement,” “The results are down to confidence we have instilled in the boys. We have given them the freedom to express themselves on the pitch and are playing to our tune. The have tremendously repaid our faith” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 26, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The players who have come in understand the team’s philosophy and give us a different option which can make us have a slight tactical change. It makes our preparations for upcoming fixtures easy as we can adjust to counter the opponents style of play,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 26, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The Uganda move to the head office lease was signed in August 2018. This was not there in 2017 and contributed Sh600 million to the increase in the disclosure,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:12:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “As customers embrace digital and agency banking, which combined as channels manage 97 percent of cash transactions and 92 percent of loan disbursements, there has been no need to replace employees leaving through natural attrition, that is retirement, resignations and sabbatical leave,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:52:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I know them, they are from Mbombo village in Maragwa. It is very sad that they lost their lives in such a painful way,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They were on their way back to Maragwa,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I know them, they are from Mbombo village in Maragwa. It is very sad that they lost their lives in such a painful way,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 22, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They were on their way back to Maragwa,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 22, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “While last year we had a 15 percent average increase in monthly salaries, the effect (on the total wage bill) was muted by the fact that there is no replacement of exiting staff since customers are opting to serve themselves using our alternative digital channels as we move away from the brick and mortar branches,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, April 8, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are focused on Ethiopia because that market could possibility open in 2020 or 2021. The entry strategy is through acquisition given that it is a big market. In big markets, you enter by acquisition,” External link

2Merkato Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “89% of all successfully processed loans are now originated via mobile channels, while 96% of our transactions are happening outside the branch” External link

theafricareport Monday, April 1, 2019 8:23:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are focused on Ethiopia because that market could possibility open in 2020 or 2021. The entry strategy is through acquisition given that it is a big market. In big markets, you enter by acquisition,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, April 1, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "This is the resilience we were pursuing to wade the headwinds of the slow growth rate of the private sector," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This is the resilience we were pursuing to wade the headwinds of slow growth rate of the private sector,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 28, 2019 3:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The government has now taken a significant part of the balance sheet of the bank, about 50 percent, compared to the loan book,” “As a strategy, we now want to push lending to the private sector using innovative methods, which is why we have projected, whether interest rate capping is there or not, to grow the loan book by between 10 and 15 percent in 2019” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The rate at which double parking especially along loading zones, on pavements and also in front of business premises is wanting," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Remember the number of vehicles is increasing but CBD does not expand, If we don't take the initiative and try to bring order in the public transport system in the city will end up being chaotic," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We invited you here so that we can get the best way forward on how we can manage the congestion within the CBD; remember the number of vehicles are increasing but CBD does not expand so if we don’t maintain order, this city will be chaotic,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:21:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The investigative approach being imposed on banks, the need for giving documents for any transfer that comes to the bankI don’t think the banks are well positioned to execute thisI don’t think that is the right way to enable people to do business,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Due to the complexity of the investigations and the number of suspects involved, including some who are still at large, it is expected that the investigation will involve going through voluminous documents, including bank documents and call data records analysis,” “The nature of investigations is complex since it requires communication data from several service providers, which requires time” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "The complainant (Butt) was contacted by fraudsters using several telephone numbers purportedly from President Uhuru Kenyatta. The complainant realised he had been dealing with fraudsters after he had lost his Sh10 million," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Due to the complexity of the investigations and the number of suspects involved, including some who are still at large, it is expected that the investigation will involve going through voluminous documents, including bank documents and call data records analysis,” “The nature of investigations is complex since it requires communication data from several service providers, which requires time” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I urge you to pursue a career path that matches your personality and one that you are passionate about. Compete against yourself, and continuously set goals that are ambitious and attainable,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “The officer (names withheld) spoke to him at length and warned that he would be killed if he did not stop. He was shot dead barely a month after he promised us that he was a reformed person,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We feel there is a need to plough back professional skills to our former schools and build another wider pool of entrepreneurs and professionals,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:06:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are going to witness the death of a branch as we know it,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:36:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi told : “The country needs such a law to regulate the borrowing especially at this time when the World Bank has raised the red flag over our ability to settle the already borrowed loans. We can’t leave fiscal and debt sustainability at the discretion of politicians,” External link

kenyastar Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “The country needs such a law to regulate the borrowing especially at this time when the World Bank has raised the red flag over our ability to settle the already borrowed loans. We can’t leave fiscal and debt sustainability at the discretion of politicians,” External link

nation-ke Monday, January 7, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Four years are very short. Don’t go and get carried away and lose sight of your vision. Focus on delivery of your dream” External link

kenyastar Saturday, January 5, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We can talk of complete transition as all of them are employed. Those who miss opportunities elsewhere come back to Equity,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, January 5, 2019 1:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Four years are very short. Don’t go and get carried away and lose sight of your vision. Focus on delivery of your dream” External link

thestarkenya Friday, January 4, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says ( about Strive Masiyiwa ) : “Strive is one of a small but growing group of senior African business leaders and entrepreneurs deliberately engaging in dialogue beyond business,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “ultimately, Africa’s development challenges are also its business opportunities,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:21:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It (Uganda subsidiary) is not becoming better than Kenya in size but return on asset and return on equity is much better. With the hope of oil, it appears that Uganda will receive about $20.4 billion in the next four years from their oil industry,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:00:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They found a stock of 3kgs of maize flour packaged in plastic bags and some snacks and ordered me to close the shop and follow them. I negotiated with them before they left warning they will soon be back,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are excited by the expanded opportunities this development presents, to combine our market leading position with Arise, who bring along their substantial resources as well as expertise, which we believe will be invaluable in accelerating the growth of our business,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:39:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Increased uptake is due to ease and convenience of access in addition to the quick decision making process. It is self-service,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, September 4, 2017 12:02:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Because of uncertainty, and because of a lack of peace, we have been forced to reduce those branches to five,” External link

coastweek Friday, September 1, 2017 7:46:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They found a stock of 3kgs of maize flour packaged in plastic bags and some snacks and ordered me to close the shop and follow them. I negotiated with them before they left warning they will soon be back,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We will remain in South Sudan so long as we are not making losses. Currently we are depending on non-funded revenues to stay afloat,” External link

coastweek Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:17:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “We are moving away from unsecured lending. IFRS 9 requires you to use historical ratio to make provisions at point of booking the loan. This is not sustainable with a margin of seven per cent,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:02:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There is a decline in micro loan book. With the loss ratio, it means we are not pricing risk,” External link

dailymonitor Thursday, August 24, 2017 2:02:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “I believe payment and transaction processing will be the biggest source of income for the bank,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:34:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Regional Subsidiaries have grown to contribute 10pc of total income from 5pc and we project the units outside Kenya contributing 40pc in 5 years,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:56:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The new business model of Equity Bank focuses on growing and expanding non-funded income, regional diversification, liquidity and balance sheet agility and treasury operations,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:56:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi adds : “The revised business model has played a big part in cushioning the business as well as boosting value creating for shareholders. Innovation had proved to be a great enable in driving growth. We are already registering efficiency gains from digitization,” External link

capitalfm Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:56:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We conducted a survey and found that most customers prefer self-service digital banking and have a higher preference for convenience in payment platforms and access to loans,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There is need to develop appropriate lending models for farmers in order to enhance productivity and wealth generation in rural settings,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “What capping of the rates meant is that the market mechanism is not working in Kenya. That is why we have companies like East Africa Breweries which has issued a commercial paper and based on the interest, they are ready to borrow higher than the 14 percent market rates,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The need to address these challenges still requires stakeholders to take the innovation spirit a notch higher,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "There is need to develop appropriate lending models for farmers in order to enhance productivity and wealth generation in rural settings," External link

coastweek Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:10:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Last year Equity conducted a survey and the findings were customers prefer self-service digital banking and have a higher preference for convenience in payment platforms and access to loans,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:32:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “You beat the team that stopped you from reaching the final last year. The win shows the spirit and we will give you the support you require to beat KPA,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 30, 2017 6:23:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Though reforms may be painful to some quarters, the foundation of any nation lies in the human resource capacity of the country built by its education system, not on building rails roads or any infrastructure," External link

standardmedia Monday, January 9, 2017 8:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi noted : “When you distort the mechanism of opportunity allocation in the country, the country cannot stand on its own,” External link

capitalfm Monday, January 9, 2017 5:35:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : "But you need to be under 30 years, so most of my friends were like, 'You go. Go and do it. Because it's a great thing but we can't do it,'" "So I applied. I followed through the process -- it was very hard -- but I was so happy when they called me back in August, the same year" External link

voanews Wednesday, January 4, 2017 10:23:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are very proud of our ELP scholars who are increasingly demonstrating capability to compete for the most competitive positions in some of the top universities globally," External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 3, 2017 12:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The objective is to develop a generation of servant leaders who will think globally; are inspired to fight poverty in the African continent; embrace sustainable development; improve living standards and coexist peacefully as a people while being fully committed to giving back to society," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, December 31, 2016 3:27:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are very proud of our ELP scholars who are increasingly demonstrating capability to compete for the most competitive positions in some of the top universities globally," External link

nation-ke Friday, December 30, 2016 8:26:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It’s not clearly known how many other men she has only been involved with romantically and died. But so far, those she got married to or cohabited with as husband and wife at different times are five and all died mysteriously or tragically. Currently, no man can dare seduce her, despite her beauty,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There are also rumours that a man she casually dated, but neither officially married nor sired any child with before the latest case, died after he was involved in a grisly road accident with a matatu while cycling downhill,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It’s not clear whether she kills her men to inherit the little property they own or she is just jinxed or hers is a case of sheer sad coincidences,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 12, 2016 11:27:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “There are a number of reasons for optimism across the region including increasing infrastructure investments, fiscal consolidation and a developing private sector,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, December 2, 2016 4:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Of course you should not expect massive recruitment,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 21, 2016 10:38:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are comfortable with the progress of mega flagship projects, with high prospects they would be complete within set timelines, some even earlier," "When we started, the GDP per-capita was Sh64,000. As we speak we are on Sh150,000 per-capita up from Sh126,000 last year," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi added : "When we look at the country’s GDP, we were at USD38 billion, (Sh38 trillion) and now we are at USD65 billion (Sh65 trillion)," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "It is a major stride in the health care sector and such successes are reported across every aspect of the Vision 2030 pillars," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The same will act as tourist attraction sites for passengers on transit thus resulting in numerous benefits," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The construction and equipping of a forensic laboratory is almost complete to speed up cases using forensic science," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Elections used to be a problem because we didn’t have reliable, credible mechanisms to deal with disputes; these have been tackled to a good extent," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi pointed out : "This year, tourism has bounced back with a growth rate of 27 per cent in numbers of tourists. Kenya has also overtaken Nigeria and South Africa to be the best destination in Africa that has attracted the highest number of foreign direct investments," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Furthermore, World Bank’s projections of a 6.4 per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) are also seen accelerating more activities in the private sector over the election period," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:42:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It is like we are announcing the death of brick and mortar banking. Visible cash has served us long enough,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:03:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “What Equity does on phone is not just petty Sh1,000 loans. It is the traditional loans that are also available in branches,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 13, 2016 11:03:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "We are now digitizing asset-finance which is supported by collaterals like log books and title deeds. We are shifting all these to mobile phones, we will process and ask the individuals to bring the collaterals," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:50:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are now digitising asset finance which is supported by log books, SME and corporate loans that are supported by titles. We will process the loan and then invite the customer to come and close it by providing the security,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:04:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "This (results) stands out to be our best nine-month performance in the history of the bank. The biggest driver of this performance is customer growth which now stands at 11 million customers. The second factor is reward for innovation. We have been very innovative especially with Equitel," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi clarified : "Each bank will be affected differently depending on structure and balance sheet," External link

allafrica Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "This (results) stands out to be our best nine-month performance in the history of the bank. The biggest driver of this performance is customer growth which now stands at 11 million customers. The second factor is reward for innovation. We have been very innovative especially with Equitel," External link

allafrica Friday, November 4, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi clarified : "Each bank will be affected differently depending on structure and balance sheet," External link

allafrica Friday, November 4, 2016 12:34:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We are asking customers to help us deal with this liquidity. We appeal to our customers and the public to come for this over Sh100 billion,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 4, 2016 2:30:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “That is a packing bay waiting for customers to borrow. You cannot build a bank on Treasury bills because customers can buy them on their own,” External link

standardmedia Friday, November 4, 2016 2:30:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "On behalf of the Board, I am very happy to announce the appointment of Dr Julius Muia as the Director General of the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat. He is one of the outstanding leaders in our country with a distinguished career in the private sector and public service. He is not only a great scholar, but an experienced administrator and a gifted visionary with a reputation for representing great ideals," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi added : "Dr Muia brings valuable know-how to the Secretariat and will be an asset to the facilitating team. His knowledge of economic affairs and hands-on experience will be invaluable as we look to define more transformative and impactful solutions as we maintain our successes," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:56:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Current banking trends have declared the death of the bank branch as transaction channel, as customers increasingly embrace self-service technology platforms that give them freedom, choice and control,” External link

EastAfrican Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “Customers’ banking trends have declared the death of the bank branches transaction channel. Today we announce the death of brick and mortar,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “We want to start an era of de-emphasising branch visits. The existing staff will still be there but their role will be redesigned,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:58:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “It is like we are announcing the death of brick-and-mortar banking. Visible cash has served us long enough,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:58:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Today we announce the death of brick and mortar for transactions in banking," External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:19:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "The new interest rate will be applied on a reducing balance basis. It will apply to all local currency new credit facilities and existing ones whose performance is on schedule," External link

allafrica Monday, September 19, 2016 12:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi told : “Tier II banks and those with low deposit rates will struggle to attract deposits, will struggle to lend,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:09:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Equity Bank has interpreted this [the new law] to include all credit facilities extended to customers by such institutions. This includes loans through mobile phones or through other third party platforms or collaborations with mobile network operators (MNOs), credit card facilities as well as micro finance loans," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Equity Bank has interpreted this [the new law] to include all credit facilities extended to customers by such institutions. This includes loans through mobile phones or through other third party platforms or collaborations with mobile network operators (MNOs), credit card facilities as well as micro finance loans,” External link

4-traders Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “You can’t partner with a non-bank institution - a fintech or telcom – and pretend you can be outside this law – it says directly or indirectly. The issue of mobile is clearly spelt in this law,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:35:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have seen this before, we saw it in the 90s,” External link

bloomberg Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:14:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Equity Bank has interpreted this [the new law] to include all credit facilities extended to customers by such institutions. This includes loans through mobile phones or through other third party platforms or collaborations with mobile network operators (MNOs), credit card facilities as well as micro finance loans,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:16:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “Prior to the purchase, Muthaiga Luxury Homes conducted an official search on the property at the Central Land Registry and ascertained that the same was owned by Mr Moi and was unencumbered thus was available for sale,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:21:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi states : “The certificate of title for LR 12422/19 was in any event never physically surrendered to the chief lands registrar and cancelled as is customary as it remained in the possession of the third defendant until it was formally transferred to Muthaiga Luxury homes on May 2 2012,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:33:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies," External link

allafrica Sunday, August 28, 2016 10:20:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 27, 2016 10:16:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies," External link

allafrica Saturday, August 27, 2016 6:24:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “At the right time, the board of Equity Bank will evaluate in which additional countries to establish presence in order to realize the dream of becoming a pan-Africa bank,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 26, 2016 5:43:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Our business model is based on financial inter-mediation which depends on taking deposits from the public so we will open a branch in Ethiopia when foreign banks are given a fully banking license,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 26, 2016 5:43:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Successful execution of an innovative business strategy code named Equity 3.0 centered on digitization, disruption of delivery channels, transforming the business model and redefining customers banking services and products access experience delivers 18 per cent profit before and after tax growth,” External link

4-traders Friday, August 26, 2016 1:57:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : “Unfortunately the peace deal is seen not to have delivered expected results. This year it will affect performance of the group but next year will not have an impact,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “The convenience and ease of accessing credit and loans through the Equitel mobile channel saw the number of loans disbursed increase by 308 per cent to 4,327,999 up from 1,061,000, out of which 3,557,913 were disbursed through Equitel mobile channel,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:53:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “We have derived our income from the growth in loan book and Government securities,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 22, 2016 8:16:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "At the right time, the board of Equity Bank will evaluate in which additional countries to establish presence in order to realize the dream of becoming a pan-Africa bank," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 22, 2016 4:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Our business model is based on financial inter-mediation which depends on taking deposits from the public so we will open a branch in Ethiopia when foreign banks are given a fully banking license," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 22, 2016 4:11:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi asks : “It also means that Central Bank would be unable to do the work it is mandated to do. How then would we even manage the economy if the body set out to regulate the economy cannot do so?” External link

capitalfm Monday, August 22, 2016 12:30:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi says : “Hotel rooms have been the most common accommodation option, even though they do not allow much flexibility and are also not very cost-effective. The serviced apartment option however is quickly gaining traction since it offers more flexibility, independence and greater privacy,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi says : “Compared to hotel rooms that charge per night, serviced apartments offer tourists much more, at an affordable rate,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi adds : “Our guests not only enjoy home-like convenience and affordability, they are right in the middle of the resort town of Malindi, which has excellent private beaches, adequate opportunities for game fishing, and proximity to the pristine reefs within the Malindi Marine National Park,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi says : “There are many local and international leisure and even conference tourists who wish to spend their time in a place that feels more like home than a hotel room,” “With Kenyan tourism ranked fifth in Sub-Saharan Africa, investing in hotel apartments will provide variety and ready returns, not only from international tourists, but also local tourists and expatriates who want to enjoy freedom in the spaces they use” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:28:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "This programme epitomises the Tom Mboya academic airlift in the 1960s that saw the likes of Barack Obama Snr and the late Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai, who later impacted our country in social economic development," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : "They will gain global experience and exposure and will bring those skills and competitiveness back to Kenya," External link

allafrica Tuesday, August 16, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This programme epitomises the Tom Mboya academic airlift in the 1960s that saw the likes of Barack Obama Snr and the late Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai, who later impacted our country in social economic development,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:11:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “They will gain global experience and exposure and will bring those skills and competitiveness back to Kenya,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:11:00 AM EAT

James Mwangi said : “This programme epitomises the Tom Mboya academic airlift in the 1960s that saw the likes of Barack Obama Snr and the late Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai, who later impacted our country in social economic development,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 15, 2016 10:01:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said : "Excluding the incumbents and aspirants will ensure that fairness, trust, transparency, inclusion, impartiality, justice and confidence prevails," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:04:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chief executive9.52%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
executive7.10%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
ceo24.62%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
group ceo0.91%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
equity bank ceo17.07%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
chief executive officer9.82%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
officer3.93%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
equity group chief executive officer1.81%EN09/17/201717/09/2017
equity bank chief executive4.08%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
equity group chief executive0.60%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
equity bank chief executive officer3.47%EN08/02/201702/08/2017
equity group ceo4.23%EN05/27/201727/05/2017
boss1.51%EN05/02/201702/05/2017
equity bank boss1.51%EN05/02/201702/05/2017
managing director0.60%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
director0.15%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
banker0.15%EN02/01/201701/02/2017
ceo bank ceo0.60%EN01/30/201730/01/2017
pdg0.15%FR01/25/201725/01/2017
chairman2.57%EN01/02/201702/01/2017
delivery board chairman0.15%EN11/19/201619/11/2016
holdings ltd. chief executive officer0.91%EN09/16/201616/09/2016
mp0.15%EN08/03/201603/08/2016
equity bank chief0.76%EN07/16/201616/07/2016
chief0.76%EN07/16/201616/07/2016
manager0.30%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
human resources manager0.15%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
resources manager0.15%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
chief executive officer of equity group holdings ltd0.15%EN06/28/201628/06/2016
equity bank group chief executive0.60%EN06/13/201613/06/2016
Names Lang Count
James MwangiEN96.46%
JAMES MWANGIEN2.27%
James MwangiFR1.01%
James MwangiDE0.25%
James MwangiPT0.00%


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William Ruto said ( about James Mwangi ) : “Nyakinyua and Mwangi remind us of our childhood in our rural homes; the daily challenge of budgeting for so little in the face of many needs. To ensure they have a stable foundation I have assigned my farm manager to personally ensure their parents establish a fully-funded 500-chicken farm,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta expressed ( about James Mwangi ) : "We also recognize and commend all those who have generously and tirelessly supported the Coronavirus Response Emergency Fund from a Sh500 contribution made by an 11-year-old Zawadi Mutua to Sh300 from Dr James Mwangi and his family. We applaud other Kenyans who have donated other support items to the fund," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta expressed ( about James Mwangi ) : “We also recognize and commend all those who have generously and tirelessly supported the Coronavirus Response Emergency Fund from a Sh500 contribution made by an 11-year-old Zawadi Mutua to Sh300 from Dr James Mwangi and his family. We applaud other Kenyans who have donated other support items to the fund,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 1, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

James Mwangi said ( about James Mwangi ) : “These invitations serve to indicate that Governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s policies and programmes have gained recognition and appreciation not just within our borders but even beyond. This is a major plus for his leadership as well as a strategic approach to his credentials,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Karan Patel said ( about James Mwangi ) : ''This being my first rally, it will give me an opportunity to get back into the driver's seat of a rally car once again,” he said. “We are not just looking for a good performance, but rather a good day out for the whole team to get a taste of the sport once again. Also good opportunity for James and I to get back to working as a team and having a good flow in the car. “We are simply aiming for a fun day out with our recce car acting as the rally car for a change,'' External link

nation-ke Friday, February 1, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT