Expats in Uganda

Your Practical Guide to settling and living in Uganda

Banks have branches which offer a complete range of banking and financial services. Despite the development of e-banking, banks still have close contact with customers:

  1. Checking accounts for everyday transactions.
  2. Savings and deposit accounts.
  3. Securities accounts for the investment and management of your securities.
To open an account:
  1. You’re required to have a valid identification and Passport Photo. More to that, at times your required to have Proof of Place of abode, Recommendation from an existing customer of the bank (optional for some account types) & Minimum Account capital balance.
  2. You will then fill in an Account Opening Form of the preferred bank. After verification, the bank will create for you an account in the banking system which is then passed on to you. Transactions can be conducted over the counter or by an ATM card. Request for an ATM card from your bank, you will need it for convenience.
Most banks offer:
  1. Telephone banking: Banking and financial services for instance; keeping customers updated with their account balances / transactional history through your telephone.
  2. Mobile banking: Most banks offer mobile banking transaction like inter account transfers, payment of utility bills, fees etc.
  3. Internet banking: you’re required to have internet connection. Apply to the bank for e-banking settings on your PC/Laptop/ I Pad or Android compatible gadget. Once these are done away with, the bank will share with you its e-banking portal and shall be maintained at certain fees per month.
Banks Opening Hours:

Generally from 8.30 am to 5pm Monday to Friday. On Saturdays banks operate half day from 9am to 12 noon.

Private banking:

Your bank will advise you on managing your finances for both retail and wholesale banking needs at a premium. The benefits include hastened turn-around time, bulk transaction discounts, quick and reasonable priced over-drafts, loans, Bank Guarantees etc.

CENTRAL BANK

Bank of Uganda

37-43 Kampala Road
T: 0414258441-61 / 041425061
W: www.bou.or.ug
E: info@bou.org.ug

LOANS (FOR APPROVED EMPLOYERS)

Letshego

9 Wampewo Avenue
T: 0414 237 330
E:info@leshego.com
W:www.letshego.com

See the full list below;
Commercial Banks Address E-Mail Website Telephone
ABC Capital Bank 4 Pilkington Road, Colline House abc@abccapitalbank.co.ug www.abccapitalbank.co.ug Bank of Africa +256-414 345 200
Bank of Africa House 45 Jinja Road boa@boa-uganda.com www.boa-uganda.com +256-414 302 001/+256-312 254 100
Bank of Baroda 18 Kampala Road bobho@dmail.ug www.bankofbaroda.ug +256-414 237 898/ +256-414 233 680/1
Barclays Bank 2 Hannington Road, Barclays House Barclays.Uganda@barclays.com www.barclays.com +256-312 218 300/317
Bank of India (Uganda) 37 Jinja Road BOI.Uganda@bankofindia.co.in +256-313 400 400 / +256-414 341 880
Cairo International 30 Kampala Road, Greenland Towers cibug@infocom.co.ug www.cairointernationalbank.co.ug 0414 230 141 / 0414 230 136/7
CBA Bank 10 Kafu Road, Twed Towers, Nakasero www.cbagroup.com 0312188400
Centenary Rural Development Bank 44/46 Kampala Road, Mapeera House info@centenarybank.co.ug www.centenarybank.co.ug 0414 232 393 / 0414 346 856 / 0414 251 276/7
Crane Bank Ltd Crane Chambers, 38 Kampala Road cranebank@cranebanklimited.com www.cranebanklimited.com 0414 341 403/5 / 0414 345 345 / 0414 341 414
Citibank 4 Ternan Avenue, Centre Court www.citigroup.com +256-414 305 500 / +256-312 305 500
DFCU 2 Jinja Road customerservice@dfcugroup.com w: www.dfcugroup.com 0414 346 497 / 0414 351 000 / 0312 300200
Diamond Trust Bank 17-19 Kampala Road dtbu@spacenetuganda.com www.diamondtrust-bank.com +256-414 387 000 +256-312 261 167
East African Development Bank 4 Nile Avenue 0414230021
Eco Bank Uganda Ltd 4 parliamentary Avenue ecobankug@ecobank.com www.ecobank.com 0312266078
Equity Bank 390 Mutesa 1 Road, katwe info@equitybank.co.ug www.equity bank.co.ug 0312 262 437 / 0414 531 377
GT Bank 56 Kira Road bankingug@finabank.com www.finabank.com +256-414 233 824
Housing Finance 4 Wampewo Avenue Kololo, Investment House info@housingfinance.co.ug www.housingfinance.co.ug +256-414 259 651/2 / +256-312 262 614
Imperial Bank 6 Hannington Road info@imperialbank.co.ug 0312 320 400/9
KCB Bank Commercial Plaza, Plot 7 Kampala Road kcbugandaho@kcb.co.ug www.kcbbankgroup.com +256-417 118 200
NC Bank Plot 4/6, Nakasero Road, Rwenzori Towers info@nc-bank.com www.nic-bank.com 0417 337000 / 0312 388000
Orient Bank Ltd Plot 6/6A Kampala Road mail@orient-bank.com www.orient-bank.com 0417 719 100/228
Stanbic Bank 17 Hannington Road, Crested Towers Short Tower Plot w: www.stanbic.com 0312 224 111/ 600 / 0417 154 600
Standard Chartered 5 Speke Road scb_uganda@ug.standardchartered.com www.standardchartered.com 0414 258 211/7 / 0414 349 505
Tropical Bank 27 Kampala Road admin@trobank.com www.trobank.com 0414 313 100
United Bank for Africa 22 Jinja Road, Spear House 0417 715 122 / 0417 715 100 ubauganda@ubagroup.com www.ubagroup.com
Development Banks
East African Development Bank 4 Nile Avenue 0414230021
Uganda Development Bank 6, Nakasero Rd, Rwenzori towers info@udbl.co.ug 0414 355550/5/6
Microfinance
Letshego 9 Wampewo Avenue info@letshego.com www.letshego.com 0414 237 330