Our mission is to provide appropriate financial services, especially microfinance, to all people in Uganda, particularly in rural areas, in a sustainable manner and in accordance with the law.
Our vision is to be the best provider of financial services, especially microfinance, in Uganda.
Centenary Bank started as an initiative of the Uganda National Lay Apostolate in 1983 as a credit trust. It began operations in 1985 and was mainly serving economically disadvantaged people especially in rural areas. Since 1993 it is registered as a fully-fledged commercial bank.
Centenary Bank is now the leading microfinance commercial bank in Uganda with;
Centenary Bank’s ownership comprises the Catholic Dioceses of Uganda (38.5%), the Uganda Catholic Secretariat (31.3%), the International Solidarity for Development and Investment based in France (11.6%) and the Stichting Hivos – Triodos Fonds in the Netherlands (18.3%) along with four individuals (0.3%).
Market Focus, products and services
Centenary Bank has a variety of banking products which include:
Deposit products, credit products, personal & business loans, agriculture financing, e-banking products and other services including money transfer, mobile money, e-payments, safe custody and treasury bills/bonds dealership service.
To deliver as a socially responsible bank Centenary participates in four main areas: