About Us

Insights into how we’ve become Africa’s Global bank. UBA has been serving businesses and communities of Africa for 70 years.

70 years of uninterrupted banking operations

Currently, UBA has 20 African subsidiaries, contributing about 20% of the Group’s balance sheet, with a target of contributing 50%. We’re on a quest to build the strongest domestic and African brand.

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 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.

The Group is led by a Board comprising a Chairman, independent Non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors.
Best Digital Bank in Africa and African Bank of the year. These are some of our distinguished awards over the years.
Always working towards maximising customer satisfaction, UBA PLC has engaged in some key strategic alliances.​

About UBA Brand

The UBA logo is distinctive, simple, elegant, vibrant and memorable, combining the mustard seed legacy of Standard Trust Bank with the unique typographic UBA logo in predominant red on white.

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.