Kenya Market Profile

MIX Premium Quarterly Update
April 19, 2016

2015 - December : Factsheet

 The Kenyan financial service providers (FSPs) in December 2015 quarter have witnessed a decrease in the borrower level and slight growth in the gross loan portfolio. Depositors registered a quite similar growth trend as compared to the previous quarter, which is similar in the case of deposits. According to the leaders in the sector, FSPs have witnessed slow growth due to currency and interest fluctuation during the year. 

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March 21, 2016

2015 - December : Barometer

Six Kenyan respondents covering 25% of the market by loan portfolio and 67% by borrower level have responded to the Barometer survey providing projections for the quarter ending in March 2016. Microfinance banks project stronger growth in the outreach during the quarter where MFIs see improvements in the growth rate over the next twelve months. As the PAR levels are expected to rise in the coming period, FSPs have cited macroeconomic environment as an important external factor impacting the risk. 

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MIX Premium Quarterly Update
January 22, 2016

2015 - September : Factsheet

The Kenyan MFIs in September 2015 quarter have witnessed growth in the borrower level and steady growth in the gross loan portfolio. Depositors registered similar growth trend as compared to the previous quarter, however deposits decline for the period, mostly contributed by the institutions holding the higher market share. 

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November 02, 2015

2015 - September : Barometer

12 Kenyan respondents covering 83% of the market by gross loan portfolio and 98% by borrower level have responded to the Barometer survey providing projections for the quarter ending in December 2015. MFIs are projecting strong growth for borrower levels however the microfinance banks are projecting higher growth in PAR levels. Macroeconomic environment has emerged as the new leading factor for impacting outreach as well as risk.

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MIX Premium Quarterly Update
October 05, 2015

2015 - June : Factsheet

The Kenyan microfinance sector saw similar growth, both at a borrower levels and depositors (1.5%) during the quarter ending June 2015. It could be noted that the growth of 5.0% was also same for Gross loan portfolio and Deposits for the period. This increase in the loan outreach is mostly driven by Equity Bank Kenya which has a higher market share.

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August 17, 2015

2015 - June : Barometer

11 Kenyan respondents covering 82% of the market by loan portfolio and 99% of borrower level have responded to the Barometer survey providing projections for the quarter ending in September 2015. MFIs in country are expecting higher growth in its borrower base where as microfinance banks in comparison are projecting higher growth in its loan portfolio in the current quarter.

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MIX Premium Quarterly Update
June 12, 2015

2015 - March : Factsheet

Kenyan MFIs have registered decline in its borrower base during March 2015 quarter. Despite of loan portfolio registering a positive growth rate, in comparision to the previous quarter the there is a drop in the growth rate. The reflection of this movement is seen in the average loan balance per borrower which has increased during the quarter.

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MIX Premium Barometer
May 27, 2015

2015 - March : Barometer

Twelve Kenyan respondents covering 76% of the market by loan portfolio and 76% by borrower level have responded to the Barometer survey providing projections for the quarter ending in June 2015. Kenyan MFIs are optimistic about growth at a national level both for borrower and loan portfolio, compared to their individual portfolio. The rise risk levels is mostly driven by banks and NGOs in sectors, however relative to previous quarter the PAR projections are expected to remain the same in the current quarter.

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MIX Premium Quarterly Update
April 01, 2015

2014 - December : Factsheet

Kenyan MFIs reported marginal growth in their borrower during the December 2014 quarter.  Due to which, despite of growth in the loan portfolio the average loan balance has registered a lower growth during the period.  MFIs have reported highest growth in the deposits relative to the other indicators.

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March 04, 2015

2014 - December : Barometer

Ten Kenyan respondents covering 54% of the market by loan portfolio and 64% of borrower level, have responded to the Barometer survey providing projections for the quarter ending in March 2015. MFIs are expecting stronger loan portfolio growth than microfinance banks both in terms of borrower base and growth in the loan portfolio in the current quarter.

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