Established in 1966, Bank of Kigali is the largest bank in Rwanda by total assets, with a 31.7% market share as of 30 June 2013. The Bank has 65 branches in Rwanda and provides retail and commercial banking services to over 231,000 individuals and over 24,000 legal entities.
In 2011, the Bank became the second domestic company to be listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange in an Initial Public Offer that was recognized as the Best African Listing by Africa Investor(AI). The Bank was recently awarded the 2013 Euromoney Award for Excellence as the Best Bank in Rwanda.
Since 2009, the Bank has been recognized for four years running as the Best Bank in Rwanda by Emeafinance and Bank of the Year by The Banker. In 2011 it was also recognized as the Company of the Year by the Kenya Institute of Management Rwanda and in 2012, it was further bestowed with the Best East African Bank Award by the African Banker magazine as well as the Best Financial Reporting Company in Rwanda at the annual Financial Reporting Award(FiRe)held in Nairobi , Kenya. The Bank also had its short term credit rating upgraded to A1+, while the long term rating was maintained at AA- with a stable outlook by Global Credit Rating Co. (GCR) the leading rating agency in South Africa.