American Express and Equity Bank have extended their current partnership, making Equity Bank Kenya the exclusive merchant acquirer in Kenya for American Express.
The bank will be responsible for managing all aspects of the merchant relationship, including acquisition, statements and marketing activities. The transactions will be processed through Equity Bank’s robust Card Management Systems.
“Our partnership with Equity Bank will continue to allow us to expand the scope and reach of the American Express merchant network and brand, as well as increase our presence in a key country in the region.” Catherine Malec, Vice President of Business Development, Sub-Saharan Africa.
The maiden partnership between the two firms was back in 2013 where Equity which enabled the issuance of cards and acquiring of merchants in Kenya.
Equity Bank Kenya issues the Equity Bank American Express® Green Card and the Equity Bank American Express® Gold Card– both of which carry rich rewards and can be used everywhere American Express is accepted globally.
“Equity Bank is delighted to continue our relationship with American Express as an exclusive partner in Kenya. We are confident that our partnership will continue to bring a high quality, premium level of service to our merchants. The growth of the American Express merchant network in Kenya will also help to ensure American Express Card members feel as comfortable using their Cards in Kenya as anywhere else in the world. ” Dr. James Mwangi Equity Bank’s Group Managing Director and CEO.