Of course, you might have heard of Union bank, but most people don’t have much information about this bank. You may be surprised that Union Bank is over 100 years old, but some people don’t know it still exists.
Union Bank of Nigeria is an indigenous Nigerian bank that offers its customers a range of financial services. It has three business segments: retail banking, corporate banking, and investment banking.
For those who don’t know about this bank, this post will be doing you the favor of guiding you to find out essential details and information about Union Bank. In addition, existing Union Bank customers will also find this article helpful as it will provide them with essential details about their bank, including the USSD code, mobile banking app, bank branches, and customer care contacts.
Let’s start with a brief history of the bank.
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History Of Union Bank
Union Bank is one of Nigeria’s most vital, well-trusted, and oldest banks. Union Bank of Nigeria has a long and illustrious history that dates back to 1917 when it opened its doors for business as a colonial bank. In 1925, it was acquired by Barclays and renamed “Barclays Bank Dominion,” colonial and overseas, remaining until the early 1970s.
Union Bank’s history dates back to 1836, when a royal charter was granted to London bankers and British merchants to undertake banking operations throughout the Caribbean. The Colonial Bank was created as a result of these investor groups.
In 1971, Barclays incorporated the bank in Nigeria as Barclays Bank of Nigeria Plc. In 1979, it sold a significant portion of its stock to the Nigerian government and the public sector. To conform with newly implemented banking and investment legislation, 40% of the bank’s stock was sold to Nigerian people and businesses in 1979.
Since acquiring Universal Trust Bank plc in the early 1990s, the bank has experienced unprecedented growth. The federal government of Nigeria sold the bank to Union Bank of Nigeria in 1993, and Union Bank of Nigeria bought the former universal trust bank plc. In 2005, it absorbed the former affiliate Union Merchant Bank and raised capital from shareholders through a suitable issue.
Union Bank is a large commercial bank serving individuals, small and medium-sized companies, and large corporations and organizations. In July 2009, it was rated the 556th largest bank worldwide and the 14th largest bank in Africa. As of Mar 31, 2018, the bank’s asset base was estimated at NGN1, 381 billion (4.1billion USD). The shareholders’ equity at that time was estimated at NGN286 billion (851 million USD).
Union Bank was founded in 1917, and as of 2018, its assets have risen to 4.1 billion USD (NGN 1381 billion). The companies that comprise the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc include Subsidiaries Union Bank United Kingdom Plc. UBN Property Company Limited.
Union bank doesn’t belong to one person alone, but it’s a public bank now. The Union Bank of Nigeria shares are listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘UBN’. Union Global Partners Limited formerly owned the Union Bank of Nigeria. However, Titan Trust Bank (TTB) has acquired an 89.39% stake in Union Bank. That being said, Titan Trust Bank is the new owner of the Union Bank of Nigeria.
Union Bank Managerial Team
The management board is led by Mudassir Amray, who serves as the bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He has been at the bank’s helm since June 2022, after the landmark integration between Titan Trust Bank and Union Bank of Nigeria.
The bank’s activities are supervised and chaired by a thirteen-member board of directors with Farouk Gumel, the head.
Union Bank Branches and Offices
Union bank is spread nationwide and has placed its headquarters and branches at specific locations. The bank maintains a vast network of interconnected branches in all Nigerian states. It has two wholly-owned bank subsidiaries; Union Bank UK in London, United Kingdom, and UBN Property Company Limited in Nigeria.
The Union bank’s head office address is No. 36 Marina Street, Off Stallion Plaza, Lagos State, Nigeria.
We have a total number of 35 functioning branches in Lagos State, 20 branches in Abuja, 56 in Anambra State, and about 20 branches no longer functioning. In Nigeria, we have a total approximated number of Union banks to be 260 in all states.
Union Bank USSD Code
Like every other bank, Union bank has unique bank codes, which is exclusive and accessible to only Union bank users. The USSD code for Union Bank is *826#. With this code, you can transform and control your banking system with your mobile phone, even if it lacks internet connectivity.
*826# allows you to bank safely, anytime, anywhere, on any device all smartly and simply. You can use the 826# self-service code to do any of the following:
- Open a Union Bank account.
- Reactivate Your Union Bank Account.
- Transfer Funds.
- Buy Data & Airtime.
- Check Your Union Bank Account Balance.
- Create an OTP (a OneTime Password).
- Create a Transaction PIN.
- Create Internet Banking Login Details.
- Pay Bills.
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Perhaps, you are new to the USSD Banking system; here’s how to use the Union Bank USSD code:
- To Check Balance: *826*4#.
- Buy airtime for yourself: *826*Amount#.
- Buy airtime for others: *826*Amount*3rd party#.
- Transfer Money to another Union Bank account: *826*1*Amount*Account number#.
- Transfer money to other Banks: *826*1*Amount*Account number#.
- Cardless withdrawal: *826*7*Amount#.
- Locate a beach/Union bank direct Agent: *826*19#.
- Request a debit card: *826*21#.
- Request a loan: *826*41#.
- Data purchase: *826*9#.
- Pay merchant (m cash): *826*22*merchant com.
- Data capture after enrolment: *826*3*Account number#.
- Card Management (block and unblock cards): *826*21#.
- Limit increase: *826*8#.
- Block your account number from your phone number: *826*6#.
- Block your account number from other phone numbers: *826*6*Mobile number#.
What is Union Bank Swift Code?
If you are sending and receiving payments in foreign currencies, you will need a swift code for that. The Union Bank swift code is UBNINGLA.
Union Bank Mobile Banking
Union Bank customers will never be stranded because the bank has designed a mobile app for them to manage their accounts anywhere and anytime using their smartphones. The mobile app can be downloaded on App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android devices, respectively.
Union Bank Customer Care
Do you have a complaint or want to report an issue to Union bank? There are various ways you can connect with them. All you have to do is send them a direct email to email@example.com. They prioritize all e-mails and try to respond as quickly as possible.
You can also call the bank’s contact center on 01 2716816 or 07007007000 or reach them on social media on:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/Unionbankng
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/unionbankng
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/UNIONBANK_NG
A customer care representative will reply to you as soon as possible, and all your queries and complaints will be solved ASAP.
Have it at the back of your mind that no Union Bank customer care representative or staff will ask for your personal information like ATM PIN, ATM card number, Mobile Banking PIN, CCV Number, or Token or OTP (One Time Password) to complete your request. They have everything they need on their end; you just have to say YES or No to authorize them to do what they have to do.