About UBA Group

Serving Africa since 1949

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

Our beginnings

UBA commenced operations in Africa since 1949 as the British and French Bank Limited (BFB). It took over the assets and liabilities of BFB and was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1961. In 2005, we merged with Standard Trust Bank (STB), one of the largest developments of its kind in the history of sub-Saharan Africa.

Our 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.

Our Vision

To be the undisputed leading and dominant financial services institution in Africa.

Our Core Values

Enterprise, Excellence, Execution.

Forming connections throughout Africa

UBA connects people and businesses across Africa through retail and corporate banking, innovative cross border payments, trade finance, and investment banking. We have one of the widest earnings diversifications and footprints across Africa and exposure to key sectors of the African economy, consumers, commodities, and infrastructure.