Centenary Bank offers a diverse range of retail banking products for working-class, middle-class and high-net-worth individuals, as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and corporate clients.

About Centenary

Centenary Bank was founded to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Catholic Church in Uganda, with the goal of empowering the rural poor and contributing to the economic development of the country. Centenary has been a savings-led bank since 1985, when the church officially joined the founders of the Credit Trust to establish a formal financial institution. Centenary’s mission is to foster a savings culture among Ugandans and build a better future for all Ugandan citizens.

In 1993, Centenary Rural Development Bank Ltd. was registered as a full-service commercial bank. Today Centenary is a leading commercial bank in Uganda, serving more than 1.3 million customers. Its services can be accessed via 58 full-service branches and a nationwide network of more than 130 ATMs.

The Program

Centenary Bank is well-known for being one of the largest and most successful Ugandan financial institutions offering microfinance products designed for lower-income clients, especially women. The bank’s Cente SupaWoman account, launched in 2015, is a savings product that comes with access to the SupaWoman Club, offering financial literacy training, mentoring, networking opportunities, business advisory services, insurance discounts and more to its women clients. Centenary is also the formal banking partner for more than 270 savings and credit cooperatives — the grassroots providers of basic financial services prevalent throughout Africa — which are a mainstay for many low-income women.



The bank began operating in 1985
and became a full-service
commercial bank in 1993.

Centenary Bank is a leading 
microfinance commercial bank in
Uganda, serving more than
1.3 million customers.

The bank’s services can be accessed
via 58 full-service branches and
a nationwide network of 
more than 130 ATMs.

Centenary is the formal banking 
partner for more than 270 savings 
and credit cooperatives.



The Opportunity in Uganda


of Ugandan women over age 15 were employed in 2017, according to the World Bank.


of women in the country had an account at a formal financial institution in 2017, Findex research showed.


of women saved at a bank in 2017, but 65% of all women in the country saved money somewhere in 2017, Findex found.


of Ugandan women borrowed money from a formal financial institution in 2017, according to Findex, yet 64% of the country’s women took out a loan that year.

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