About UBA Sierra Leone
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Sierra Leone Limited is licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Sierra Leone. The bank started it operations in 2008 as a legally registered financial service provider in Sierra Leone as a subsidiary business of UBA Group PLC in Nigeria.
Currently the Bank has ten (10) branches and over seven (7) Outlets and Cash Centres and ATM Points across different locations in Sierra Leone.
The UBA Sierra Leone Board of Directors constitutes of nine (9) Members with six (6), Sierra Leonean including the Chairman, Cladius Bert-William as Sierra Leonean. The multitude of local directors is part of the UBA Group’s strategic focus on domesticating the governance pattern, products and services of the bank to meet the local requirements of the host economy in all its 20 presence countries in Africa.
United Bank for Africa Sierra Leone continues to set the pace in the financial arena, expanding our products and services, branch network and establishing long-lasting business relationships that benefits all stakeholders within our business environment.
“As a true Pan African Bank, we understand the role we must play as a financial institution for the growth of Africa’s economy across all our presence countries in the continent, hence the need to strengthen and domesticate our governance structure to reflect strong local content and cultural diversity with a view to ensuring that our products and services are tailored towards the requirements of the market” said Mohamed Alhajie Samoura MD/CEO UBA Sierra Leone.
Late last year, the bank rolled out 5 Retail Liability products, UBA Kiddies, UBA NEXTGen, UBA Extra, UBA Sharp-Sharp and UBA Next Level dedicated to specific market segments to ensure that the bank meets the varying banking service needs of the members of the public.
As a responsible corporate institution that operates with the objective of doing well financially and doing good to the society where the bank operates, UBA Sierra Leone also continues to partner and support the people and Government of Sierra Leone through various socio-economic empowerment initiatives.
Specifically, on the 26th of March 2020 through the UBA Foundation, UBA was the first corporate organisation in the country to provide significant support to the Government on the COVID-19 interventions with a donation of the sum of Le1.4 billion. UBA Sierra Leone under the auspices of UBA Foundation in October 2020 further launched the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition, in partnership with the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, where 3 pupils from the Sierra Leone Grammar School and the Annie Walsh Memorial Secondary School emerged National Winners, whisking scholarship grants worth 50million Leones, 30million Leones and 20million Leones respectively while 9 other winners cutting across the provinces where given brand new Laptops.
UBA Sierra Leone through its Customer First Philosophy is committed to providing seamless and delightful banking experience to our customers through our digital products and services. The bank recently commenced Saturday Banking across all its branches in the country in demonstration of its commitment to going the extra miles to delight its customers.
UBA Group wide for more than seven decades have been providing superior financial services to small businesses, corporations, governments, institutions and individuals globally. We are present in the United Kingdom, the U.S.A. and France.
UBA has a large footprint across the globe operating in 20 African countries: Republique du Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Congo Brazzaville, Congo DRC, Cote d’lvoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Tchad, Uganda and Zambia. The Bank also operates in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and with presence in Paris.
Today, UBA is one of the largest financial services groups on the African continent. The bank provides corporate, commercial, SME, consumer and personal (retail) banking services to more than 18 million customers, served through diverse channels: over 1,000 business offices and customer touch points (2,539 ATMs, 24,168 PoS, robust online banking and mobile banking, social media etc). Additionally, UBA offers pension custody and related services. We have proven expertise and capacity in key sectors of economies across Africa especially in Oil and Gas, Infrastructure Finance, Agric and Commodity/Export. Our Africa footprint positions us as a preferred partner for structured solutions to key governments and corporates operating in/into Africa. We know business across Africa.