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SME’s need partners, not just banks

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are the engines of many economies including Uganda and therefore need bank’s help to thrive and grow, according to Prof. Chris Ogbechie, a strategic management don at Lagos Business School and former Chairman of the Nigerian-based Diamond Bank Plc. Prof …

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Banks demand quick reforms in insurance, ICT

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Commercial banks under their umbrella organization, Uganda Bankers Association (UBA) are demanding reforms from government in key sectors of agriculture, information technology; insurance and debt repayment to enable them thrive in tough economic times. Patrick Mweheire, the chairperson of UBA and the Chief Executive, Stanbic …

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Brazilian banks authorized to close for World Cup games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian bankers can breathe a sigh of relief: they’ll be allowed to close up and watch the national team in the World Cup on television. Financial authorities in Latin America’s biggest economy have told all banks they can arrange their working hours around …

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Mixed Fortunes As Banks Release 2017 Financials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial banks have recorded a mixed bag of fortunes over the last one year, according to financial reports released today. The financial results released today show a decline in profits for some banks and microfinance deposit-taking institutions and losses for others. Banks that reported losses …

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Banks launch shared agent banking system (SABS)

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bankers Association has launched the Shared Agent Banking System (SABS) in an effort to increase financial inclusion and enable spread and penetration of banking services in Uganda. Agent banking is an extension of banking services outside the conventional bank branches, where a …

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Banks court small borrowers

Centenary becomes third bank to unveil micro-loans to customers via mobile phones Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Despite talk that micro-loans may not create a big impact on the economy, the scramble for a share of the small loans business by Uganda’s banking industry continues to gain momentum. Centenary Bank …

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THIS WEEK: Banks sue URA over customer data

THIS WEEK: Banks sue URA over customer data Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Banks under their umbrella body, Uganda Bankers Association have dragged Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to court over a directive by the tax revenue collection body to banks to submit information of their customers including account name, Tax …

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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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