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Ugandans hold UGX 8.5 trillion in fixed deposits– BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have stashed record amounts of cash in banks, an indicator Ugandans feared to spend their money with the coronavirus uncertainty still hovering around. Bank of Uganda data shows that in May 2020, the amount of money Ugandans have in banks as term deposits reached …

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Banks boost customers’ confidence in insurance – Players

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More Ugandans are buying insurance through their banks as the channels have boosted confidence in insurance, players have said. Official figures show an upward curve of insurance products through banks, which is technically known as bancassurance. It started in Uganda in 2017 after the amendment …

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Banks resume full operations after lift on lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several commercial banks have announced resumption of full operations after the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted on most business activities across the country. Tropical bank, Stanbic Bank, and Centenary Bank have written a note to customers that their doors will be open between 8:30am and …

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Non-performing loans jump to UGX 783 Bn – BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The amount of money where borrowers have not made any payments for at least three months grew by 15 percent to 783 billion Shillings between January and March 2020, the Bank of Uganda has said. This is a growth from 666.3 billion Shillings of …

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Banks restructure loans worth UGX 2 Trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bankers’ Association has said that commercial banks have restructured loans to a tune of 2.02 trillion Shillings as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on businesses. According to the Association’s Executive Director Wilbrod Owor, in the first month of …

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Banks loan approvals fall by 68%

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Lenders in Uganda are staying away from approving loans as prospects of repayment look grimmer than ever, a government report says. According to the Ministry of Finance May performance of the economy report, the value of loans approved by banks in April fellow by 67.9 …

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Standard Chartered manufacturers’ business forum attracts 150

  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has today (Feb.18) organized a Manufacturers’ Business Forum for over 150 manufacturers and various stakeholders at Hotel Mestil in Kampala. The aim was to provide a platform for market players to network, share forward-looking insights and best practices, according …

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