Equity Bank awarded Visa 2019 Top Acquirer

Equity Bank Associate Director, Payments Dennis Njau; Senior Visa Vice President Client Services CEMEA, Kelvin Langley; Equity Bank General Manager Merchant Acquiring, Rebbeca Kariuki and Equity Group Director Payments Adeyinka Adedeji pose with the Visa Top Acquirer Award 2019 at the Visa 2019 Awards ceremony. Equity Bank was awarded for recording the highest Visa POS payment volumes in the year.

Equity has received this year’s Visa Top Acquirer Award during the Visa 2019 Awards ceremony held in Nairobi. The award recognizes the bank that has recorded the highest POS payment volumes in the year.

While receiving the award, Equity Group Director Payments Adeyinka Adedeji, noted that the award came at an opportune time when the bank has embarked on educating customers about the benefit of cashless payments.

“We are indeed delighted to receive the Visa 2019 Top Acquirer Award. The award demonstrates our focus and commitment to providing our customers with top of the market payment channels that are reliable, secure and convenient,” said Adeyinka.

Currently, Equity is leading in acquiring and issuing, with more than 20,000 merchants in Kenya alone, offering the best in class payment channel services that are interoperable for merchants.

During its 2019 Q3 results, Equity registered a 35% increase in merchant transaction volumes, from 12.7 million in 2018 Q3 to 17.1 million. The merchant transaction value grew by 27% from Kes 69.6 billion in 2018 Q3 to Kes 88.4 billion.