Stanbic Bank excels at Consumer Choice Awards; voted Uganda’s Best Commercial Bank for 2022

Stanbic Bank Uganda has been voted as Uganda’s Best Commercial Bank at the recent Consumer Choice Awards for 2022.

In a tweet dated July 30, 2022, The Anne-Juuko led financial institution honoured its commitment to its customers and promised to continuously improve in the course of executing its financial duties.

“With humility, we accepted the honour of ‘Best Commercial Bank in Uganda” at the 2022 Consumer Choice Awards ceremony last night. We thank everyone who voted for us and we pledge our commitment to continuous improvement. We dedicate this honour to all our customers.”

Staff from Uganda's Best commercial bank pose with the award on Friday
Staff from Uganda’s Best commercial bank pose with the award on Friday

Stanbic Bank Uganda is the largest commercial bank in the country, by assets. 

As of December 31, 2021, the bank’s total assets were valued at USh8.713 trillion (US$2.452 billion). At that time shareholders’ equity was valued at USh1.483 trillion (US$417.5 million).

 In June 2018, Fitch Rating Agency gave Stanbic Bank Uganda a AAA rating with a Stable outlook.

The award winning bank has won several accolades, including the following:

In 2019, Stanbic Bank Uganda won the overall Gold Award for Best Employer of the Year 2019 at the 16th edition of The Employer of the Year Award (EYA) for that year – 2019.

Stanbic Bank staff receiving the coveted takes the accolade
Stanbic Bank staff receiving the coveted takes the accolade

And in 2017, Stanbic Bank was recognised as Uganda’s best financial institution at the 2017 Euromoney Awards, which is the world’s most recognised accolade in the Global Banking Industry.

In 2016, Stanbic Bank maintained its position as the largest provider of support to the Government’s infrastructure programme by providing up to Ush1 trillion of all balance sheet guarantees and performance bonds.

Another accolade that Stanbic Bank won in the recent past was in 2016 when it was Best Retail Bank in Uganda at the 2016 Banker Africa’s East Africa Awards.

Stanbic bank Uganda wins an award
Stanbic bank Uganda wins an award

Stanbic Bank Uganda (SBU) is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), where it trades under the symbol SBU. It offers a range of banking products, including Internet banking, mobile money, SME lending, and debit and credit cards, among other products.

 SBU is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited, which is in turn owned by Standard Bank Group Limited.

The bank was founded in Uganda as the National Bank of India in 1906. After several name changes, it became Grindlays Bank. In 1991, Standard Bank bought the Grindlays Bank network in Africa. The new owners renamed the bank Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited.

After-the-taste-of-victory-the-award-winning-team-show-off-their-coveted-prize
After the taste of victory the award-winning team show off their coveted prize

Stanbic Bank (Uganda) Limited is licensed as a merchant banker, stockbroker, and financial adviser by the Capital Markets Authority, which licensed the USE in 1997.

 In 2017, the bank was awarded a bancassurance licence from the Insurance Regulatory Authority, authorising Stanbic Bank to sell insurance products to its customers and the public.

Stanbic Bank Uganda won the overall Gold Award for Best Employer of the Year 2019 at the 16th edition of The Employer of the Year Award (EYA) 2019.

In 2021, the bank’s after-tax revenue was Ush269.3 billion (US$75.8 million).

In the same year, Stanbic Bank’s total assets were valued at Ush8.713 trillion (US$2.452 billion) as of December 2021.

Stanbic Bank is one of Uganda’s biggest employers in the financial services sector with over 1,665 employees as of 2018.

Ms Anne Juuko is Stanbic Bank Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as well as the bank’s managing director.

The 116-year-old financial institution SBU is regulated by the Bank of Uganda.

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