About UBA​

United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC is a leading pan-African financial services institution with a global footprint. We have a clear purpose to be a role model for African businesses by creating superior value for all our stakeholders.

70 years of uninterrupted banking operations

For more than seven decades, we have been providing superior financial services to small businesses, corporations, governments, institutions and individuals globally. We are present in the United Kingdom, the U.S.A. and France.

Africa's global bank

UBA has a large footprint across the globe operating in 20 African countries: Republique du Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DRC, Cote d’lvoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tchad, Uganda and Zambia. The Bank also operates in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and with presence in Paris.

Today, UBA is one of the largest financial services groups on the African continent.The bank provides corporate, commercial, SME, consumer and personal (retail) banking services to more than 18 million customers, served through diverse channels: over 1,000 business offices and customer touch points (2,539 ATMs, 24,168 PoS, robust online banking and mobile banking, social media etc). Additionally, UBA offers pension custody and related services.We have proven expertise and capacity in key sectors of economies across Africa especially in Oil and Gas, Infrastructure Finance, Agric and Commodity/Export. Our Africa footprint positions us as a preferred partner for structured solutions to key governments and corporates operating in/into Africa. We know business across Africa.

Our Mission

To be a role model for African businesses by creating superior value for all our stakeholders, abiding by the utmost professional and ethical standards, and by building an enduring institution.

Our Vision

To be the undisputed leading and dominant financial services institution in Africa.

A Statement From The Group Managing Director/CEO

Our strategic intent is to be the leading financial services institution in Africa. Our corporate statement focuses on how we intend to drive this; the statement ‘Excellent Services… Delivered’ demonstrates the required focus on our customer regardless of sector or segment.

To further re-enforce this, we have introduced a new set of company values – Enterprise, Excellence and Execution. These values drive the behaviour of over 20,000 direct and support staff across the globe in our organization.

As GMD/CEO of this trusted bank, my focus is on ensuring we:

  • – Place the customer first always
  • –Work with motivated and productive people; and
  • – Consistently create value for all our stakeholders

UBA is Africa’s global bank and our promise is to continue to work hard to remain relevant in a fast and changing world. Having the right technology, channels and platforms to deliver the ease of banking to all our customers regardless of size or objective. We want to be the bank for generations, both young and old alike.– Kennedy Uzoka

Enterprise, Excellence and Execution. These values drive the behaviour of over 20,000 direct and support staff across the globe.

The Group is led by a Board comprising a Chairman, independent Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors.
Our business strategy is built on being the bank of choice for businesses across the African continent.
Always working towards maximising customer satisfaction, UBA PLC has engaged in some key strategic alliances.​
Best Digital Bank in Africa and African Bank of the year. These are some of our distinguished awards over the years.
We have created a corporate culture founded upon strong organisational values and performance-driven operating standards.

We offer the following services and solutions: Trade & Treasury Products, Digital Banking, Corporate Solutions, amongst many others.

About UBA Brand

UBA continues to enjoy an international reputation for excellence as a result of its commitment to constant innovation as a means of enhancing the image of the brand. The brand’s corporate identity rests on our core values. The UBA logo is distinctive, simple, elegant, vibrant and memorable.

History

UBA has 70 years of providing uninterrupted banking operations, dating back to 1949 when the British and French Bank Limited (BFB) commenced business in Nigeria. BFB was a subsidiary of Banque Nationale de Crédit (BNCI), Paris, which transformed its London branch into a separate subsidiary called the British and French Bank, with shares held by Banque Nationale de Crédit and two British investment firms, S.G. Warburg and Company and Robert Benson and Company.

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A Statement From The Group Managing Director/CEO

Our strategic intent is to be the leading financial services institution in Africa by 2020. Our corporate statement focuses on how we intend to drive this; the statement ‘Excellent Services… Delivered’ demonstrates the required focus on our customer regardless of sector or segment.

To further re-enforce this, we have introduced a new set of company values – Enterprise, Excellence and Execution. These values drive the behaviour of over 20,000 direct and support staff across the globe in our organization.

As GMD/CEO of this trusted bank, my focus is on ensuring we:

  • – Place the customer first always
  • – Work with motivated and productive people; and
  • – Consistently create value for all our stakeholders

UBA is Africa’s global bank and our promise is to continue to work hard to remain relevant in a fast and changing world. Having the right technology, channels and platforms to deliver the ease of banking to all our customers regardless of size or objective. We want to be the bank for generations, both young and old alike.– Kennedy Uzoka

Enterprise, Excellence and Execution. These values drive the behaviour of over 20,000 direct and support staff across the globe.