Guardian Bank Limited (“GBL”) was founded by the Chandaria ("MM") Family, one of the leading business houses of Kenya having business commitments in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, UK and India. It is a commercial bank incorporated in Kenya on 13th January 1992 initially as a finance company and then converted into a commercial bank in August 1996.
The members of the Board of the Bank are made up of businessmen and professionals from various fields.
“GBL” is managed by a team of professionals, having vast experience in the Banking industry and has a dedicated workforce.
"GBL" now has eight (8) branches, four in Nairobi, two in Mombasa and one each in Eldoret and Kisumu. Our newly opened branches are located at Nyali, Links Plaza on the ground floor and Ngong Road, The Greenhouse on the ground floor.
The Total Deposits of the bank as at 31st March 2013 stood at Kshs. 10.479 bn. while the Gross Advances were at Kshs. 7.929 bn. The Bank posted a net profit of Kshs. 60.187 mn at the end of the first quarter in 2013 against a net profit of Kshs. 50.787 mn posted during the same period of 2012. The Core Capital of the bank stood at Kshs. 1.248 bn as at 31st March 2013.
The Bank has correspondent relationships with Habib Bank (London), Bank of India (Kenya), ICICI Bank (India), Kenya Commercial Bank (Kenya) and Standard Bank of South Africa (South Africa), which enable the Bank to offer full-fledged trade finance and foreign exchange services.
To compliment the rapid growth of business, the bank continuously invests in the latest technology developments, enabling the bank to offer various innovative products and services. All branches are networked to extend "Anywhere Banking" facilities to its customers.
Our vision : "Your preferred bank"
Our Mission: To provide superior financial services that are consistent with customer needs and the best product mix delivered by an effective ICT system and contended competent staff
Corporate information :
Country of Incorporation Kenya
Board of Directors Mr. M. M. Chandaria (Chairman)
Mr. Vasant K. Shetty, Managing Director
Mr. Mahesh Chandaria
Mr. Raj Sahi
Mr. Shantilal Shah
Mr. Diamond Jamal Naran
Mr. Hetul Chandaria
Secretary Jophece Yogo,
P.O. Box 69952, Nairobi
Auditors KPMG Kenya,
Standard Street, P.O. Box 40612
Legal Advisors Hamilton Harrison & Mathews,
Ochieng', Onyango, Kibet & Ohaga
A.B. Patel & Patel, Advocates
L.G. Menezes, Advocates
Nyairo & Company, Advocates
Foreign Correspondence Habib Bank (London)
Standard Bank of South Africa (South Africa)
ICICI Bank Limited, Mumbai (India)
Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd (Kenya)
Bank of India, Nairobi (Kenya)