About Us

Located in the heart of the world’s financial centre, UBA UK is ideally placed to support UBA Group’s ambition of being Africa’s Global Bank. UBA UK’s strategic intent is to be the conduit for international business to and from Africa.

UBA UK is a limited liability company incorporated in England and Wales. It was established as a financial services firm in 1995 under the name Afrinvest Securities Ltd. and later changed its name to UBA Capital (Europe) Limited. UBA UK became a wholly owned subsidiary of UBA Plc in 2013. UBA Plc is the third largest commercial bank in Nigeria.

UBA UK was granted a wholesale banking licence by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in March 2018 to commence full banking operations in the UK. Regulated by both the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the PRA, the authorisation avails the bank the opportunity to expand its provision of a broad suite of services to large corporations, financial institutions, sovereigns, government agencies and wholesale customers.

Our Focus

  • African banks and financial institutions.
  • African businesses and institutions looking to expand into Europe in order to access new customers, partners and capital markets.
  • European businesses and institutions operating in Africa or seeking partners on the continent.
  • Beneficiaries, exporters, and commodity trading companies transacting into our target African countries.
  • Global investors seeking exposure to African financial and capital markets as well as African institutions and investors seeking access to European financial markets.

Group & Country 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 sector.

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.

Explore UBA

UBA UK is here to provide access to the sophisticated financial markets and services in London, and facilitate trade and investment flows between Africa and Europe.