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Mabirizi asks East African court to quash DTB-Ham ruling

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Money lenders in Uganda have petitioned the East African Court of Justice asking them to quash a recent commercial Court decision in a case involving businessman Hamis Kiggundu and Diamond Trust Bank Uganda and Kenya. The lenders under their umbrella, Money Lenders Union Limited …

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Uganda’s mobile money transactions hits Shs 80trillion

  Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda’s mobile money transactions grew by 19.3% to Shs 79.8 trillion for the year ending June.30, according to Michael Atingi-Ego, deputy governor, Bank of Uganda. Atingi, who was speaking during the Uganda Bankers Association retreat at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel on Sept.22, said out …

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Stanbic Bank profits fall as COVID-19 hit

The lender recorded a 4.9% drop in net profit to Shs127.4billion Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Stanbic Bank has suffered a 4.9% drop in pre-tax profit in the first half of the year as credit impairment charge and coronavirus disruption takes toll on the country’s largest commercial lender. The …

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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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Interest rate cap could hit commercial banks

Central bank’s move could reduce the industry’s profitability | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s central bank has threatened to cap interest that commercial banks can charge borrowers following the industry’s failure to lower interest rates in response to the cuts in the Central Bank Rate, according to its governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile. …

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