UBA Expands To Mali
Nigeria’s pan-African bank United Bank for Africa, UBA already operates in a dozen countries across Africa but it wasn’t in the ancient city of Bamako.
But it will now open a new branch in Mali on February 4, taking its African expansion further.
“Mali is a large market with a low (bank) account penetration rate,” Maimouna El Oumarany, spokeswoman for UBA’s Malian subsidiary, said by telephone.
“We’re hoping to do better than the 13 banks already established in the country.”
El Oumarany said UBA’s strategy in Mali, a landlocked country on the edge of the Sahara, was focused on digital products that clients could access from their smartphones.
UBA, one of Nigeria’s largest banks with more 700 branches, has subsidiaries across Africa in countries such as Ghana and Ivory Coast in the west, Kenya and Uganda in the east and Mozambique and Zambia in the south. It also has offices in London, Paris and New York.
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