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Industry Financial Services
Founded 1988
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Key people
James Birnie
Rana Sengupta
Managing Director
Kass Khimji
General Manager[1]
Products Loans, Savings, Checking, Investments, Debit Cards, Credit Cards
Revenue IncreaseAfertax:US$2.6 million) (KES:228.5 million) (2013)[2]
Total assets US$147.8 million (KES:12.78 billion) (2013)
Website Homepage

FidelityBank, whose full name is Fidelity Commercial Bank Limited, is a commercial bank in Kenya, the largest economy in the East African Community. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya, the country's central bank and national banking regulator.[3]


The bank is a medium-sized retail bank, serving mainly the urban areas of Nairobi and Mombasa. As of December 2013, FidelityBank had an asset base of about US$147.8 million (KES:Shs12.78 billion).[4] At that time, the bank was ranked number 32, out of the 43 licensed commercial banks in the country.[5] In December 2012, shareholders' equity at the bank was valued at about US$11.6 million (KES:1.02 billion).[6]


The institution was incorporated in 1988 as African Finance Company. In 1992, the finance company rebranded as Fidelity Finance Limited. In 1996, the institution rebranded again as Fidelity Commercial Bank Limited, having been granted a banking license by the Central Bank of Kenya, the national banking regulator. The bank has plans to list its stock on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, according to its website.[7]


FidelityBank is a privately held institution. One of the shareholders is the private equity firm Duet Group of the United Kingdom, which acquired its shareholding in March 2016 for KSh1.9 billion (approx. US$19 million).[8]

In November 2016, SBM Group announced that it has reached an agreement to wholly acquire Fidelity Commercial Bank. The deal was set to be concluded by the end of December 2016.[9]


James Birnie, one of the non-Executive Directors of the bank, serves as the Chairman of the seven-member Board of Directors.[10] Rana Sengupta is the Managing Director of the bank, since September 2008.

Branch Network[edit]

As of November 2014, the bank maintains branches at the following locations:[11]

  1. Head Office - 7th Floor, IPS Building, Kimathi Street, Nairobi
  2. City Center Branch - Jubilee Exchange, Kaunda Street, Nairobi
  3. Westlands Branch - Ground Floor, Shimmers Plaza, Westlands Road, Westlands, Nairobi
  4. Industrial Area Branch - Dar es Salaam Road, Nairobi
  5. New Muthaiga Branch - Ground Floor, New Muthaiga Shopping Mall, Thigiri Ridge Road, Nairobi
  6. Kilimani Branch - First Floor, 197 Lenana Place, Nairobi
  7. Mombasa Branch - Dedan Kimathi Street, Opposite Pandya Memorial Hospital, Mombasa
  8. Diani Branch - Baharini Plaza, Beach Road, Diani
  9. Malindi Branch - Sabaki Centre, Lamu Road, Malindi
  10. Changamwe Branch - Airport Road, Changamwe, Mombasa
  11. Nyali Branch - Nyali Centre, Links Road, Mombasa
  12. Parklands Branch - Highridge, Parklands, Nairobi
  13. Sameer Branch - Sameer Industrial Park, Nairobi
  14. Nakuru Branch - Nakuru
  15. Meru Branch - Meru
  16. Eldoret Branch - Eldoret[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Omusolo, Moses (18 November 2015). "Fidelity Commercial Bank announces plans to build Sh700 million head office". Daily Nation. Nairobi. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Mwaniki, Charles (2 April 2014). "Fidelity Bank To Open Five New Branches". Business Daily Africa (Nairobi). Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  3. ^ CBK, . "Directory of Commercial Banks And Mortgage Finance Companies" (PDF). Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Banking, Business (9 April 2014). "Kenya: Fidelity Bank Plans 2014 Expansion As Profit Soars". Capital FM via Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Bankelele, . (28 April 2014). "Kenya Bank Rankings By Assets In 2013". Bankelele.Co.Ke. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  6. ^ FCBL, . (2013). "Audited 31 December 2012 Financial Statement". FidelityBank.Co.Ke (FCBL). Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  7. ^ FCBL, . (2008). "The Profile of FidelityBank". FidelityBank.Co.Ke © FidelityBank 2008. 
  8. ^ Mwaniki, Charles (22 March 2016). "Fidelity sells British fund Duet stake for Sh1.9 billion". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Miriri, Duncan (November 22, 2016). Potter, Mark, ed. "Mauritian bank SBM says to acquire Kenya's Fidelity Bank". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 
  10. ^ NK.O, . "James Birnie Is Chairman At FidelityBank". NatureKenya.Org (NK.O). Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  11. ^ FidelityBank, . "The Branches of FidelityBank". FidelityBank.Co.Ke © FidelityBank 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 

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