Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda) Limited
|Key people||Abdul Samji
Managing Director & CEO
|Products||Loans, Savings, Checking, Investments, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Mortgages|
|Revenue||Aftertax: US$6 million (UGX:14.92 billion) (2012)|
|Total assets||US$252.5 million (UGX:628.5 billion) (2012)|
As of November 2011, the bank was a fast-growing, medium-sized, banking institution, providing commercial banking services to individuals, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large corporations. According to the bank's annual financial statement for December 2012, the total asset valuation was in excess of US$252 million (UGX:628.5 billion), representing approximately 4% of banking assets in Uganda at that time. At that time, shareholders' equity was valued at about US$22 million (UGX:54.63 billion).
The history of Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda) Limited dates back to 1945, when it was operating as the Diamond Jubilee Investment Trust, with its head office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and branches in Mombasa, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda. Branches were later opened at Nairobi and Kisumu in Kenya. The company was initially established as a community-based finance house, dedicated towards the extension of credit to the East African Ismaili Community; and the mobilization of their savings. In 1965, Diamond Jubilee Investment Trust was decentralized, and split into three entities, one each in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
In 1968, the rapid economic development of post-independence Uganda saw the founding of Diamond Trust Properties Uganda Limited (DTPU). In 1972 Diamond Trust (Uganda) Limited (DTU) commenced operations as a non-bank financial institution. Between 1972 and the early 1990s, DTU was largely moribund due to the prevalent political instability.
In 1995 the institution was recapitalized with the participation of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) and Diamond Trust Bank (Kenya) Limited (DTBK). In 1997, the bank became a full-service commercial bank and was renamed Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda) Limited (DTBU).
Diamond Trust Bank Group
DTBU is a member of the Diamond Trust Bank Group, a large financial services provider in East Africa, with operations in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Members of this group include:
- Diamond Trust Bank (Burundi) Limited
- Diamond Trust Bank (Kenya) Limited
- Diamond Trust Bank (Rwanda) Limited
- Diamond Trust Bank (Tanzania) Limited
- Diamond Trust Bank (Uganda) Limited