Our Achievements​

UBA has maintained a consistent and solid financial performance in its long history. We have a history of pioneering innovations in the Nigerian financial services sector.

Pioneering innovation in the banking sector

UBA has over the years been a recipient of awards and recognition for pioneering innovation in the African banking sector.

Some of our Landmark Achievements

  • UBA was the first among international banks to be registered under Nigerian Law in 1961
  • UBA is the first Nigerian bank to offer an IPO, following its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971
  • UBA is the only sub–Saharan African bank (ex-RSA) with an office in the US (New York) – set up in 1984
  • UBA was the first Nigerian Bank to introduce a Cheque Guarantee Scheme known as UBACARD in 1986
  • UBA is the 1st and only Nigerian Bank to obtain a banking license in the Cayman Islands -1988
  • UBA has a GDR programme – 1998 (1st for a Nigerian Bank, as a means of facilitating international investor interest)
  • Best Domestic Bank in Nigeria (Euromoney 2000)
  • UBA is the 1st Nigerian Bank to obtain a banking license in Ghana – 2004
  • UBA was the first ever successful merger in Nigerian banking history – 2005
  • UBA has received excellent credit ratings (short and long term); Global Credit Rating (SA) AA+ and A+ in 2005
  • UBA was the first to introduce the Nigerian Government Bond Index in 2006.
  • UBA is the first ever Nigerian Bank to surpass the N1 trillion balance sheet size (including contingents) – 2006
  • Ranked Number One Bank in Nigeria (Agusto & Co, 2007)
  • UBA Introduced First Visa Dual Currency Debit Card in Nigeria.
  • UBA and MoneyGram open first dedicated MoneyGram location in Nigeria.
  • Successful underwriting of the first 100 percent local funding of an ExxonMobil/NNPC Joint Venture Project.
  • UBA launches Nigeria’s First Cash Deposit ATMs
  • UBA is the first Pan-African bank to launch an AI-led Virtual Banking Robot

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We have a very clear vision – to be the best bank for customers. Our support of businesses continues to be recognised by many of the leading publications within the financial services industry.

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Pioneering innovation in the banking sector

UBA has over the years been a recipient of awards and recognition for pioneering innovation in the African banking sector.

Some of our Landmark Achievements

  • UBA was the first among international banks to be registered under Nigerian Law in 1961
  • UBA is the first Nigerian bank to offer an IPO, following its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971
  • UBA is the only sub–Saharan African bank (ex-RSA) with an office in the US (New York) – set up in 1984
  • UBA was the first Nigerian Bank to introduce a Cheque Guarantee Scheme known as UBACARD in 1986
  • UBA is the 1st and only Nigerian Bank to obtain a banking license in the Cayman Islands -1988
  • UBA has a GDR programme – 1998 (1st for a Nigerian Bank, as a means of facilitating international investor interest)
  • Best Domestic Bank in Nigeria (Euromoney 2000)
  • UBA is the 1st Nigerian Bank to obtain a banking license in Ghana – 2004
  • UBA was the first ever successful merger in Nigerian banking history – 2005
  • UBA has received excellent credit ratings (short and long term); Global Credit Rating (SA) AA+ and A+ in 2005
  • UBA was the first to introduce the Nigerian Government Bond Index in 2006.
  • UBA is the first ever Nigerian Bank to surpass the N1 trillion balance sheet size (including contingents) – 2006
  • Ranked Number One Bank in Nigeria (Agusto & Co, 2007)

Explore UBA

We have a very clear vision – to be the best bank for customers. Our support of businesses continues to be recognised by many of the leading publications within the financial services industry.