Equity Group Holdings LTD (EGHL) is large financial services conglomerate that was founded in Kenya in 1984. As of 2015, the bank’s assets exceed $3.85 billion. Initially named Equity Building Society (EBS), the company was formed to help provide mortgages for low-income people. As a rural bank, it is strongly supported by the agricultural industry.
EGHL has a strong platform in Kenya and other parts of Africa. The bank also has issuing rights to American Express credit cards within the country, outside of South Africa. EGHL has won numerous performance awards and is consistantly ranked one of the top 1,000 in the world.