According to a large population, one of the most recognizable banks in and Kenya at large is Barclays Bank which is located near the Malindi shopping center.

The bank handles all types of customers from local citizens to foreigners. The bank’s ATM service is also great as it handles visa cards, kenswitch and pesapoint cards. However, each withdrawal is charged specifically to the type of card you use. The bank opens from Mondays to Saturday .On Mondays to Fridays, the bank opens from 8:00 am and closes at 4:00pm whilst on weekends it opens at 10:00am and closes at 3:00 pm.

The second bank is Standard Chartered Bank situated just opposite the Malindi Post office. This bank is ideal for foreigners as it corresponds to European standards. The ATM service is also amazing as one can withdraw cash using either a visa card or a passport.

Otherbanks worth mentioning are:

  1. Kenya Commercial Bank
  2. Equity Bank
  3. Diamond Trust Bank
  4. Chase Bank
  5. I&M Bank
  6. Family Bank
  7. Gulf African Bank


The police station is situated directly across the post office. The police station offers a 24 hour service. It also has a couple cells for temporary holding or locking up of law breakers. The police usually do a patrol day and night especially on Harambee and Lamu road. Hence crime rate in Malindi town is on a low.

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Why have I been traveling so much? Because I have grown to like and love Malindi, I want to take risks, meet interesting people, challenge myself, explore the world, and learn more about myself in the process. This also helps me tell the story of how interesting Malindi.