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Cabinet gives URA go-ahead on dubious account holders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has asked Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to drop a recent directive for banks to release to them account details of all their clients. Uganda’s cabinet decided on Monday that the URA move “would cause unnecessary litigation and some turbulence in the banking sector and …

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Why Ugandan bankers are heading to court to battle URA

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Bankers Association (UBA) is challenging a directive to its members requiring them to furnish information related to all the accounts they hold. Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) last month wrote to all Ugandan banking institutions asking them to release demographic and financial …

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COMMENT: Socio-economic impact of banks

Why policy measures that curtail the volume of bank lending to the business community must be avoided COMMENT | LOUIS KASEKENDE | I would like to begin by explaining why I think that a socio-economic impact assessment is a very useful initiative for the bank to have taken. Banks all around …

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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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