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UMRA announces crackdown on unscrupulous micro lenders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority-UMRA is launching what they have called impromptu operations against Tier4 microfinance institutions and moneylenders that are either not registered or are violating licensing terms. This follows persistent complaints from the public about fraud in the industry as well as uncoordinated …

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MPs ask UMRA to clamp down on loan sharks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Finance Committee of Parliament has tasked Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority-UMRA crackdown on unscrupulous money lenders illegally operating in the country. This came up when the UMRA, Edith Tusubira appeared before the committee on Wednesday alongside the Microfinance State Minister, Haruna Kasolo to present their …

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UMRA tasked to probe illegal deposit-taking microfinance institutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | District leaders in Bunyoro sub-region have asked the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority to investigate microfinance institutions that are illegally taking deposits from members of the public. The call was made at the launch of a campaign organised to create public awareness on the mandate …

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Regulator blacklists Dunamiscoins for fleecing Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority has blacklisted a cryptocurrency exchange known as Dunamiscoins Resource Centre Ltd. The initial license issued to the company last year has expired, and according to the authority, it will not be renewed. UMRA, the regulators of Tier 4 Microfinance …

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Microfinance Regulatory Authority gets substantive executive director

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Edith Namugga Tusuubira has been named the substantive Executive Director of the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority. The authority is a government agency mandated to regulate license and supervise tier 4 microfinance institutions and money lenders in Uganda. These include Savings and Credit Cooperatives –SACCOs, Non-deposit …

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Money lenders should charge bank interest rates – Biliku

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chief executive of Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority (UMRA) says money lenders and non-deposit-taking microfinance institutions should charge interest rates in the region charged by commercial banks. Avu Elly Biliku, in an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday said the microfinance law stipulates that …

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