About Us

Serving Africa

Our vision

To be the international hub for the UBA Group and its customers – delivering the Group to customers globally.
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UBA UK is positioned as the preferred bank and the conduit for international business and trade flows to and from Africa with specific focus on: 

Vision

To be the international hub for the UBA
Group and its customers – delivering
the Group to customers globally.

Mission

To be the international hub for the UBA
Group and its customers – delivering
the Group to customers globally.

Core Values

UBA’s core value DRIVE, stem from the three E’s promoted by the UBA group.

  • Do the Right thing
  • Resourceful
  • Invested in People
  • Vibrant
  • Empathy

Vision

To be the international hub for the UBA
Group and its customers – delivering
the Group to customers globally.

Mission

To be a role model for African
businesses by creating superior value
for all our stakeholders, abiding by the
utmost professional and ethical
standards, and by building an enduring
institution.

Core Values

Enterprise

Excellence

Execution
UBA UK’s Core Values DRIVE, stem from the three E’s from UBA Group

Do the right thing
Resourceful
Invested in people
Vibrant
Empathy

History

UBA UK commenced wholesale banking operations in the UK on 19th March 2018. The bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the PRA.

UBA UK was originally established as a financial services firm in 1995 and was fully acquired by United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) in 2013.

Our parent company, UBA, is one of the oldest banks in Africa, dating back to 1949 with a presence in 20 African countries, the United Kingdom, the United States and France. A leading Pan-African financial services group, headquartered in Nigeria and quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, UBA has over 20 million customers in Africa, a suite of innovative products and services, and a dedicated workforce, ready to fulfil your business needs.

What we do

We facilitate trade, capital and aid flows between international global markets and the African continent.
We leverage on our expert knowledge of our home, Africa, and the competitive advantage provided by our network,
products and services, and our technology platform.

We provide

Trade Finance Services

Advising, confirming and discounting of letters of credit for Africa centric business.

Treasury

Foreign exchange and fixed income brokering, money market, funding (including wholesale deposit taking), cash flow management and bond investments.

Financial Institution Relationships

Bilateral and structured funding arrangements for African banks, including secondary market risk participation and distribution to and from a network of international correspondent financial institutions.

Corporate Banking

Relationship management, facilitation of cross-border trade finance, treasury services and bilateral and structural funding arrangements.

Central Banks

Executing their reserves, currency and investment management mandates.

Multilateral and International Development Organisations

The facilitation of multi-currency cross-border aids and other flows into Africa, including our ability to leverage our Group network to deliver “last mile” payments.

Message from the UK CEO

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About UBA Plc

United Bank for Africa Plc is a leading sub-Saharan African bank with over 20 million customers, 20,000 employees, and 1,000 branches across 20 African countries, with a presence in the United Kingdom, the United States and France. Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, UBA has been providing superior financial services to small business, corporations, governments, institutions and individuals globally for over seven decades.

A unique gateway into and within Africa

UBA connects people and businesses across Africa through retail and corporate banking, innovative cross border payments, trade finance, and investment banking. We have a large footprint throughout the continent and exposure to key sectors of the African economy, consumers, commodities, and infrastructure.