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uab bank named Best Bank in Myanmar by Euromoney for the 3rd time

Yangon, 13th July 2022 – uab bank has yet again been recognised as Myanmar’s Best Bank by Euromoney, further entrenching the Bank’s position as one of the leading banks in Myanmar.

At Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence ceremony in London, the prestigious publication highlighted uab bank’s ability to deliver results despite the twin shock of the COVID-19 pandemic and political crisis in Myanmar. Euromoney noted that despite the circumstances, the Bank had one of the lowest cost to income ratios amongst banks in Myanmar signalling uab bank having done exceptionally well in cost and in efficiency.

Christopher Loh, uab bank’s CEO who received the award in London during the award ceremony on 13th July 2022 said, “It is particularly gratifying to receive this award for the 3rd consecutive time and Euromoney’s decision is a vote of confidence on the Bank’s strategy and sustainability as we emerge from a difficult period”.

He also remarked, “Since its transformation in 2017, the Bank has year-on-year produced impressive results with consistent growth and profitability whilst withstanding shocks in the local and international markets. We have been able to show agility in responding to the many economic and regulatory changes over the last few years and emerge as successful leaders of change in Myanmar.  The future is in brands that are agile, strong and reliable and uab bank will be precisely this”.

The Award comes as part of the Bank’s 12th anniversary celebrations and the Bank announced a rice donation campaign in August 2022 at all its branches as its support to the economically poorer members of the community.

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About uab bank

uab bank is a leading bank in Myanmar, recognised for its successful transformation and leadership in the Myanmar banking sector amidst the regulatory changes and governance requirements. uab bank was named “Myanmar’s Best Bank” by Euromoney over 2019, 2020 and 2022, “Best Retail Bank Myanmar” by Retail Banker International  for years 2020, 2021 and 2022 and “Best Bank 2021” for Myanmar by Global Finance.

In August 2020, uab bank was named amongst “Best Companies to work in Myanmar- Employees Choice” and was ranked No. 1 in the 2020 Pwint Thit Sa (TiME) Report published by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business.

Established in 2010, we are now serving our customers from a growing network of over 79 branches in 53 townships across Myanmar. uab provides a wide range of financial services including consumer banking, premier banking, SME banking, corporate banking, trade finance and treasury services. Through our subsidiary uab securities, we also provide brokerage services, corporate and financial advisory, investment banking and capital market activities.

At uab bank, we believe in leading the way towards a better Myanmar, humanising banking,
connecting people, creating opportunities and changing lives. In December 2017, uab launched
“Be The Change Myanmar” initiative and in 2020, set up uab Foundation as the Bank’s corporate social responsibility arm to drive change for a better Myanmar.  We believe uab must operate responsibly and be committed to the community we are in.

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