About Us

Who is Opportunity Bank?

 

about us Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited is a member of the Opportunity Transformational Inc (OTI). Started in 1995 as Faulu Uganda owned by Food for the Hungry International (FHI), in 2006 OTI acquired 63%, from FHI and it is the intention of OTI to continue increasing it's % shareholding. It is a leading Ugandan Micro Finance Institution.

In December 2008, Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited acquired a Tier 2 Financial Institutions license from Bank of Uganda to operate as a regulated Credit Institution making Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited effectively a Savings & Loan Organisation offering micro loans, savings and insurance products specializing in transformational lending in urban, peri-urban and rural environments.

Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited is a leading Credit Institution with over 15 years experience targeting the low income but economically active Ugandans with both loan and savings products. Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited acquired a Tier 2 Financial Institutions license from Bank of Uganda to operate as a regulated Credit Institution under the Financial Institutions Act 2004.The acquisition of the license mandates OBUL to receive deposits from the public. Come experience fresh banking with us.

Vision:
A country in which all people have the opportunity to build a fulfilling life of dignity and purpose.

Mission:
By providing financial solutions and training, we empower and sustain undeserved and financially excluded people throughout Uganda, especially in rural areas, to transform their lives, their children's future and their communities.

Core Values:
• Commitment
• Humility
• Respect
• Integrity
• Stewardship
• Transformation



Shareholding

 

Opportunity Bank Ltd, is currently owned by four (4) shareholders; Opportunity Transformational Inc (OTI), Opportunity Canada, Faulu Uganda Trust and Food for the Hungry Association (FHA). The percentage shareholdings stand as follows:

OTI 85.79%
OI Canada Foundation 6.06%
Faula Trust 7.14%
FHI 1.01%
Total 100.0%

Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited employs over 319 workers 57% of them women and 43% men.



Scope Of Operation


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Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited has 19 branches in Uganda, 7 are located in Kampala city and 12 in the upcountry towns of Mbarara, Masaka, Kyenjojo, Nansana, Hoima, Iganga, Mbale, Soroti, Mayuge, Kalagi, Mukono, Gayaza and Mubende. There is ongoing aggressive outreach to rural areas through strategic growth.

Opportunity Bank Uganda Limited is a member of Opportunity International Network, a network of Banks and Microfinance Institutions all over the world. In Africa, Opportunity International operates in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, DR Congo and Ghana.

 

Future Prospects

 

To drive client numbers ahead of profits Focus on Rural by introducing Loans and Savings products aimed at Agricultural and Rural support services Grow Rural branch representation and develop specific savings products Introduce Fixed Asset Finance possibly Micro Leasing scheme Develop staff using internal and external training in both local and foreign courses, Introduce Mobile bank services Develop country wide Branch Network Upgrade to full Micro-finance bank with broad range of services.