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Demand for credit slows with raising interest rates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The banking industry has defended its changing mode of operation which sections of the public describe as less friendly, saying they have learnt from the effects of global shocks on the businesses and economies generally. In recent times, Bank of Uganda has compelled commercial banks …

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Banking industry to develop long term export credit facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan borrowing public will continue enduring a high cost of credit for as long as the current inflation and foreign exchange rates continue skyrocketing, according to the Bank of Uganda. This is in response to calls by the private sector, especially the manufacturers, that …

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BOU cautions against cyber fraud as NSSF launches smart card

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bank of Uganda has tasked the National Social Security Fund-NSSF to ensure there are no cases of cyber fraud as the fund launches a three-in-one social security smart card. With the card, the fund’s qualified members will be able to directly withdraw their NSSF …

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Central Bank calls for better planning, accountability for emergencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego has called for better planning for emergencies so that pandemics can have minimal impact. Atingi-Ego noted the need for reduction in spending on non-priority areas, postponement of capital intensive and import-dependent projects to help improve external balance …

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Agricultural credit facility demand outstrips available funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans in the agriculture sector have so far received a total of 620 billion Shillings under the Agricultural Credit Facility, a fund managed by the Bank of Uganda, according to a report for the period June 2020/2021. This was an increase by half in the amount …

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African bankers move to orient industry towards climate resilience

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bank of Uganda has joined the Uganda Development Bank in supporting climate-friendly economic development through the financial sector. The Central bank is now developing guidelines that will help other financial institutions go beyond their own administrative environment-related policies, to ensure that the services they …

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Ignore rumor of seizing money in dormant accounts – Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Holders of bank or mobile money accounts whose cash balances may be transferred to the Bank of Uganda or to the Consolidated Account, are free to recover it according to the laws. The National Payments Act, 2020 provides for the transfer of “idle money” or …

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Bank of Uganda warns finance ministry over high debt levels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Central Bank has challenged the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development against the current high rates of borrowing, saying they are putting the country and the economy at risk. The national debt burden is currently estimated at UGX 64 trillion as of December …

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BoU deputy governor rejects proposed constitutional amendments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Bank of Uganda (BoU) has disagreed with the proposed amendments to Article 161 of the Constitution regarding the composition of the Central Bank’s Board of Directors. The Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda Michael Atingi-Ego accompanied by other Central Bank officials on Wednesday presented their position …

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