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About BCR

Banque Commerciale du Rwanda limited (BCR) was incorporated on 25th May 1963 as the first commercial bank in Rwanda. In December 2004, BCR was privatized and acquired by Actis after recapitalization of the Company’s equity.

Actis (at that time Common Development Corporation) is owned 40% by the Government of United Kingdom and 60 % privately owned by the partners of Actis. Since Actis’ acquisition of an 80% share in BCR, the Company has grown rapidly over the last few years and is now one of the leading and oldest banking institutions in Rwanda. BCR has a strong reputation of reliability, solidity and innovation with a passion to serve and satisfy its customers.

The bank has won several local and international awards, which include:

  • Winner of the prestigious awards by The Banker magazine - awarded “Banker of the year’’
  • Winner of Best bank of the year in Rwanda by Global Finance 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 
  • Winner of the Best customer Service Bank by Rwanda Development board (RDB) 2009 

 We are the first bank to;  

  • To list a 10 year corporate bond on the Rwandan capital market, 
  • Introduce Mortgages to the Rwandan Market, 
  • Introduce Leasing to the Rwandan Market, 
  • Introduce and successfully conclude the largest size syndication in Rwanda, 
  • Introduce Online banking, SMS banking and Phone banking services, 
  • Launch mobile money transfer in partnership with a major mobile phone operator, 
  • Introduce forward Treasury products, 
  • Issue a Treasury Newsletter to customers, 
  • Offer dedicated counters to Institutional & VIP clients 


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