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UBA launches full banking operations in the UK

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The United Bank for Africa (UBA) last week officially launched a new UBA franchise in the United Kingdom (UK), the global financial city of London. This is coming three weeks after the group, launched its operations in Mali.

“The enhancement of our business in the United Kingdom is very timely and mutually beneficial for African and European corporates as well as respective governments. With the British and other European governments seeking new and improved measures to grow trade relations with Africa, we are enthusiastic on our positioning and capabilities in supporting corporates and government institutions to fulfill these lofty aspirations, which we believe are pertinent for the sustainable growth of both continents,” Tony Elumelu, the bank’s chairman said at the launch.

With this launch, UBA Group further consolidates its unique positioning as the first and only Sub-Saharan African financial institution with banking operations in both the United Kingdom and the United States, thus reinforcing its strong franchise as Africa’s Global Bank, facilitating trade and capital flows between Africa and the world.

Elumelu said the Group is excited by the authorization of the relevant regulatory authorities in the United Kingdom for UBA to upgrade its operation and further fulfil its aspiration of deepening trade and investments flows between Africa and Europe.

Also speaking at the event, Group Managing Director/CEO,  Kennedy Uzoka,said: “UBA Group is the most efficient gateway for European corporates and institutions to access Africa, given the bank’s expansive network across most impact markets on the continent and its deep knowledge of the business terrains in Africa.

“Simultaneously, we are serving the trade and capital needs of our African customers, who are seeking exposure to the European markets. With the upgrade of UBA UK Limited, we are excited to deepen our support to existing customers whilst also providing the leverage for new customers to effectively fulfil their cross-border transactions through UBA Group’s network.”

Patrick Gutmann, the UK’s branch’s CEO said: “We are now on a stronger footing, as the authorization of the PRA and FCA for an enhanced business model affords us the opportunity to swell our capital and balance sheet as well as the broader UBA Group’s network across Africa. We welcome our existing and new customers to this new world of borderless opportunities, as we creatively serve our customers in meeting their international transaction needs.”

At the upscale ceremony which held at The Prestigious Shard in the city of London, were President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; President, Afreximbank, Dr. Benedict Oramah; Former Prime Minister of Pakistan,  H.E Shaukat Aziz; Member of the British House of Lords and Executive Committee Member of the All Party  Africa Group, Rt. Hon Lord Anthony Tudor St. John among others.

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