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Commercial banks lower lending rates

The major commercial banks in the country have released statements, lowering their prime lending rates, the lowest lending rates for the best customers to between 21% and 23% per annum. This is in response to Bank of Uganda’s recent decision to lower the Central Bank Rate last month from 14% …

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Building financial inclusion

COMMENT: Colin Asiimwe Using shame to understand and combat financial inclusion communication challenges for clients A few months ago, a client came to us at Metropolitan Republic Uganda with a problem. To solve it we had to understand the mindset and attitudes behind many peoples’ aversion to banks and formal financial …

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New York fines Chinese bank $215 mn for money laundering violations

New York, United States | AFP | New York’s state bank regulator fined the giant Agricultural Bank of China $215 million on Friday for violating anti-money laundering laws and obscuring suspicious transactions involving Russia, China, Afghanistan and other countries. Citing a deliberate failure to scrutinize dubious money transfers, the Department …

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VIDEO: BOU urges banks to work on trust and confidence

VIDEO: Helping customers realize life ambitions by looking after their money and wealth is key to restoring trust and confidence in Uganda’s banking industry. According to Elliot Mwebya the Executive Director Governors office, Ugandan banks have a big task to build trust and confidence with the Ugandan public. Share on: WhatsApp

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AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in over $80 bn deal

New York, United States | AFP |  Telecom giant AT&T has struck a deal to buy entertainment company Time Warner for more than $80 billion, to add in-house content to its distribution services, a banking source familiar with the negotiations said Saturday. An official announcement is expected before Monday’s trading …

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Bank of Uganda takes over management of Crane Bank

The Bank of Uganda has with effect from today taken over management of Crane Bank Limited. According to a statement, the action has been taken upon the determination by the Bank of Uganda that Crane Bank Limited is significantly under-capitalised. BOU has appointed a statutory manager, Edward Katimbo Mugwanya,  to …

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