Awards​ & Achievements

Best Digital Bank in Africa and African Bank of the year. These are some of our distinguished awards over the years.

UBA continuously gives outstanding representation

With multiple awards over the years, UBA continues to distinguish itself in the financial service industry across Africa. We are at the forefront of innovation on the continent as we aim to deliver excellent services to our customers.

Reputable Awards

2017

The Asian Banker Technology Innovation Awards
Sponsored Company: Asian Banker awards 2017 (Middle East & Africa edition)
Recipient: Corporate​

2016

The Bank of The Year
Sponsored Company: The Bankers Magazine
Recipient: UBA Gabon, UBA Congo-Brazzaville, UBA Senegal, UBA Cameroon and UBA Chad

Best Bank in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sponsored Company: Businessday Banking Awards
Recipient: Corporate

The Best Bank in Support of Agriculture
Sponsored Company: Businessday Banking Awards
Recipient: Corporate

Process Innovation Awards
Sponsored Company: Finacle Client Innovation Awards
Recipient: Corporate

Our Achievements​

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

Most Innovative Bank of the Year
Sponsored Company: The Independent Newspapers Awards
Recipient: Corporate

Best CSR/Sustainability, West Africa
Sponsored Company: Finacle Client Innovation Awards
Recipient: UBA Foundation

Project Management Innovation Awards
Sponsored Company: Finacle Client Innovation Awards
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Largest Lender To Agriculture
Sponsored Company: Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

MasterCard Cashless Champions Awards; won in 3 categories, namely Cashless Transactions
Champion, Cashless Volume Champion and Cashless Cross-border Champion
Sponsored Company: MasterCard
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

“Spirit of Lagos Citizens’ Day Award” in the ‘Large Businesses (Blue
Chip/Multinationals) Category
Sponsored Company: Lagos State Government
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Corporate Citizens Award (Extensive Compliance Category)
Sponsored Company: Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year award
Sponsored Company: African Investor (AI)
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

The Top Brand Using Social Media Effectively
Sponsored Company: Alder Social Media Report
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

The Top 100 Most Respected Companies in Nigeria 2014
Sponsored Company: BusinessDay
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

The “Best Transaction Bank” in Africa for 2014
Sponsored Company: The Banker
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

The “Best Retail Bank” and “Best Bank in Corporate Social Responsibility”
Sponsored Company: BusinessDay
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

The “Best Emerging Market Bank of the Year 2014″; in Cameroon
Sponsored Company: Global Finance Magazine
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

The “Best Bank of the Year 2014” in Senegal
Sponsored Company: The Banker Magazine
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

The “Best Bank of the Year 2014” in Burkina Faso
Sponsored Company: Global Finance Magazine
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Bank of the Year in Africa Awards
Sponsored Company: The Bankers Magazine
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Prestigious Sectoral Leadership Award
Sponsored Company: Pearl Awards
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Bank of the Year Award 2013 in Liberia
Sponsored Company: The News Newspaper
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Bank of the Year 2012 Senegal
Sponsored Company: The Banker
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Bank of the Year 2012 Cameroon
Sponsored Company: The Banker
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Bank of the Year 2012 Africa
Sponsored Company: The Banker
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Fellowship Award
Sponsored Company: CIBN (Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria)
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Fellowship Award
Sponsored Company: Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin
Lagos
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Forbes Africa top 25 Companies
Sponsored Company: Forbes Africa
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Best Bank in Short Term Financing (UBA Ghana Banking Awards)
Sponsored Company: Bank of Ghana
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

UBA voted among Africa’s top 20 brands by Brand leadership Academy (SA)
Sponsored Company: Leadership Academy (SA)
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

UBA Nominated as AI (African Investor) Bank of the Year
Sponsored Company: African Investor
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Ai40 CEO of the Year Award
Sponsored Company: African Investor
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Beat Aesthetic Website
Sponsored Company: Web Jurist Award
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Best Settlement Bank in Anambra
Sponsored Company: CBN Anambra
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

CBN Award of Best Performing Bank
Sponsored Company: CBN
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria
Sponsored Company: Honourary Fellowship
Recipient: GMD

 
 

Benue State University
Sponsored Company: Honourary Doctor of Science Degree
Recipient: GMD

 
 

Top 500 Banks in the World In Terms of Brand Value
Sponsored Company: The Banker Magazine, (subsidiary of The Financial
Times of London)
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Outstanding African Bank of the Year
Sponsored Company: Howard University African Conference
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Best Settlement Bank in Anambra Region
Sponsored Company: CBN
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Nigeria’s Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs And Corporate Champions
Sponsored Company: Thisday
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Best In Business Among Nigerian Banks Award
Sponsored Company: National Daily
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Top 500 Banks in the World In Terms of Brand Value
Sponsored Company: The Banker Magazine, (subsidiary of The Financial
Times of London)
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Man of the Year
Sponsored Company: Financial Standard
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Outstanding Merit Award for Contributions to Socio-Economic Development
Sponsored Company: Man O’War Nigeria
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Equity of the Year Award
Sponsored Company: ThisDay Newspaper
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Top 100 Africans to Shape the Continent in 2009
Sponsored Company: Jeune Afrique
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Global Excellence Magazine Recognition Award
Sponsored Company: Global Excellence Newspaper
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Best Settlement Bank Award
Sponsored Company: Gombe Branch of Central Bank of Nigeria
Recipient: Gombe Branch of the Bank

 
 

African Banker of the Year
Sponsored Company: African Banker
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Honourary Doctorate Degree
Sponsored Company: University of Nigeria, Nsuka
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Equity of the Year Award
Sponsored Company: Thisday
Recipient: Awarded

 
 

Marketing Award for Excellence
Sponsored Company: National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria
Recipient: Awarded to the Group

 
 

Best International Strategy Award
Sponsored Company: EMEAFinance
Recipient: Awarded to the Group

 
 

Leadership Award
Sponsored Company: Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

CEO of the Year
Sponsored Company: Global Excellence Magazine
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

CEO of the Year
Sponsored Company: City People Magazine
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Emerging Titan Award
Sponsored Company: Vivante
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

African Banker of the Year
Sponsored Company: African Banker Magazine
Recipient: GMD/CEO

 
 

Outstanding Contribution to the Promotion of the Environmental Policy of Lagos State
Sponsored Company: Lagos State Government
Recipient: UBA Foundation

 
 

Nigeria’s Emerging Global Bank
Sponsored Company: Vanguard
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Mortgage Bankers of the Year 2007/2008
Sponsored Company: FESADEB Communications Limited, Publishers of
Housing News and Producers of Housing Programmer on NTA
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

ISO Certification
Sponsored Company: Standard Organization of Nigeria
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Best Turnover Growth in 2006
Sponsored Company: Pearl Awards
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Africa’s Emerging Global Bank
Sponsored Company: African Business Magazine
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

ICAN Award for Exceeding contributions to national economic development and the
accounting profession
Sponsored Company: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Recipient: Corporate

 
 
 

ICT Driven Bank of the Year 2007
Sponsored Company: ICT Africa
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

2007 Power Friendly Bank Award
Sponsored Company: PowerCap Limited’s Power Solutions Excellence Award
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Money Gram Excellence Award
Sponsored Company: MoneyGram International
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Superbrands’ Seal of Excellence
Sponsored Company: Superbrands
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Best Corporate Social Responsibility
Sponsored Company: Thisday Awards
Recipient: UBA Foundation

 
 

Best Domestic Bank in Nigeria
Sponsored Company: EuroMoney
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Largest e-Banking Footprint in Nigeria
Sponsored Company: Interswitch
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Africa’s Emerging Global Bank
Sponsored Company: African Bankers Magazine
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Distinguish Merit Award
Sponsored Company: Nigerian-British Chambers of Commerce
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

Bank of the Year 2006
Sponsored Company: 12th Thisday Awards
Recipient: Corporate

 
 
 

African Outstanding Bank in Telecom Finance
Sponsored Company: IT & African Telecom
Recipient: Corporate

 
 

African Business Leader of the Year
Sponsored Company: African Investor Magazine
Recipient: GMD/CEO

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