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Orient Bank sale will ensure growth – Management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Orient Bank management has said they agreed to sell majority shares of the bank to a Kenyan company which will facilitate its growth into a leading player in Uganda’s banking sector. On Monday, it emerged that I&M Holdings Limited, the owners of I&M Bank Kenya, …

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UBA Uganda appoints new CEO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pan-African lender, United Bank for Africa, Uganda, has appointed Chioma Mang as the new Chief Executive Officer to replace John Agoreyo. Agoreyo, who has been at the helm of the lender for the last four years, has seen UBA Uganda move from a loss …

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Banking behavior to shift post-Covid

Here’s how African banks can adapt to shifts in consumer behavior | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by McKinsey & Company says in order to stay relevant and responsive to consumer needs, banks will need to consider both short-term expectations and long-term post-COVID-19 shifts in consumers’ preferences and behaviors. …

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E-commerce startup banks on robotics, AI to win consumers

Washington, United States | AFP | Robots will do the shopping at a US startup which is banking on fully automated warehouses for groceries and other merchandise at a time when the pandemic has made workplace safety a key concern. The new Home Delivery Service aims to create a “touchless” and …

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Ease capital requirements for banks

  Why government must support the banking sector to keep credit flowing to stimulate economic growth COMMENT | SIMON MUTUNGI | Following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, many banks collapsed worldwide while others had to plow through public funds in the form of government bailouts in order to survive. To …

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Centenary Bank gets US$10 million for SME lending

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Centenary Bank has signed a Loan Portfolio Guarantee agreement with the African Guarantee Fund worth US$10million to fund SMEs in Uganda. The 5-year partnership aims to unlock financing intended to facilitate the promotion and growth and development of Small and Medium sized Enterprises. Fabian …

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Foreign banks can now set up wholly-owned branches in China

China starts lifting restrictions on foreign investment Beijing, China | AFP |  China has started lifting major restrictions on foreign investment in its financial sector, a move long demanded by the United States as the world’s two biggest economies are locked in a fierce trade battle. From the start of …

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