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Eight banks cleared by IRA to sell insurance policies

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has so far issued eight certificates to banks to offer bancassurance (selling insurance policies) to their clients as one way of boosting the sector’s growth. Speaking at a press conference in Kampala on Feb.08, IRA officials including the Chief Executive …

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Bad outlook for Ugandan banks

Low private sector lending, decline in interest rates to take toll on the bank’s profitability for the year ending Dec 2017 Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s commercial banks seem to be laying down new strategies as the industry anticipates to record subdued earnings in 2016 owed to low private …

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DFCU Bank sued for failure to payoff Crane Bank debts

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI  | The Commercial Court has summoned DFCU bank to file a defence within 15 days explaining why it has refused to pay debts that were incurred by the now closed Crane Bank. This follows a suit filed by an advertising company Premier Advertsing and media Ltd …

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UK banks ‘handled’ $740 mn in laundered Russian money

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Several British banks processed nearly $740 million in a multi-billion dollar Russian money-laundering scam, The Guardian newspaper said on Monday. According to documents obtained by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, at least $20 billion was moved out of Russia between 2010 and 2014 …

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African Dev Bank promises to bring down electricity prices

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has assured President Yoweri Museveni that they are planning several interventions that will bring down the electricity tariffs in Uganda. AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina gave the assurances after Museveni expressed concern over the high cost of electricity, which he says is not coming down until an AfDB bank …

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