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2020 UBL Ameen launches Mera Pakistan Mera Ghar scheme on behalf of State Bank of Pakistan to provide affordable housing finance
2020 VIS Reaffirms Ratings of United Bank Limited and its ADT-1 Instrument (TFCs)
2020 Bestway Group Donates more than PKR 600 million to fight Covid-19 and for CSR in Pakistan
2020 UBL declared Best Digital Bank by Asiamoney
2020 Shazad Dada assumes the role of President & CEO of UBL
2019 UBL Ameen reaches the 100 branches milestone
2019 UBL becomes only bank to win Pakistan Stock Exchange ‘Top Companies of the Year’ Award for three consecutive years (2016-18)
2019 UBL wins the “Best Corporate Finance House of the Year (Equity & Advisory) 2018” at the 16th CFA Pakistan Annual Excellence Awards
2019 Bestway Group Chief Executive, Zameer Choudrey CBE, appointed to the House of Lords
2019 VIS Reaffirms Ratings of United Bank Limited and its ADT-1 Instrument (TFCs)
2018 UBL declared ‘Bank of the Year 2018 – Pakistan’ by The Banker
2018 UBL wins Best Corporate Finance House of the Year (Fixed Income) 2017 Award
2018 UBL launches the UBL Digital App
2017 Sima Kamil assumes the role of President & CEO of UBL
2017 UBL inaugurates its third Contact Center in Islamabad
2017 UBL launches first ever Digital Branch
2016 UBL inaugurates its new Head Office on I.I Chundrigar Road
2016 UBL Opens a second branch in Tanzania
2016 UBL becomes the first Pakistani bank to cross “1 million Fans on Facebook”
2016 UBL wins “Innovation Award” at the Mastercard Innovation Forum in Budapest
2016 UBL wins the “CFA Best Bank Award” by the CFA Association of Pakistan
2016 Entity Ratings upgraded to AAA/A-1+” for the first time ever, by JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company Limited
2016 UBL wins the “Top 25 Companies of the Year” Award by the Pakistan Stock Exchange
2016 UBL wins the ‘Best Bank 2016’ Award at the First Pakistan Banking Awards
2013 UBL network grows to over 1,300 branches nationwide
2012 UBL launches UBL FCY UniFlex,a unique foreign currency savings account with one of the best monthly returns
2012 UBL Priority Banking launches four new lounges at DHA, Z-Block Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar and 26th Street Karachi. UBL now has thirteen dedicated, exclusive lounges providing priority banking to customers in nine cities across Pakistan.
2012 Launch of UBL Airport Lounges in Domestic and international departure terminals at Jinnah International Airport Karachi
2012 UBL launches Go-Green initiative offering SMS Alerts for account transactions. Existing e-statement service was revamped under Go Green umbrella.
2011 UBL Priority Banking launches five new lounges nationwide at Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan, North Nazimabad Karachi and Multan Cantt.
2011 Launch of UBL Mega Wallet VISA Debit Card on October 4, 2011
2011 UBL launches Silah Mila. Through this campaign, UBL acknowledges and rewards customers who have shown excellent performance in their loan repayments with other banks.
2011 UBL launches Platinum Credit Card. This card is designed to complement your lifestyle with credit limits befitting your stature, accompanied by the highest levels of services, unmatched rewards and myriad benefits.
2011 UBL launches another product under the umbrella of Tezraftaar - UBL Tezraftaar Pardes Card, a prepaid remittance card on which the beneficiary can receive money without having to go to the bank's branch.
2011 UBL launches UBL Tezraftaar Account Services, an account that enables a Non Resident Pakistani (NRP) residing in a foreign country to open an account in any UBL branch in Pakistan
2010 UBL launches UBL First Minor Savings Account, an account specially designed for children and can be opened on behalf of a child in name of father/mother/court appointed guardian and the minor.
2010 Launch of UBL Wiz ACCA Card
2010 UBL and Avari Launch a Co-Branded Loyalty Card. United Bank Financial Services (Private) Limited. United Executors and trustees Company Limited.
2010 UBL formally announces the launch of its unique and unmatched branchless banking service, under the brand name of UBL Omni.
2010 UBL Launches Pakistan's First Premium Debit Card in Collaboration with MasterCard.
2009 UBL celebrates its Golden Jubilee on November 7, 2009 with the launch of an exclusive, world-class Signature UBL Priority Banking service, designed to cater to high-end, high-net-worth customers across Pakistan.
2009 UBL-UAE remitted USD 220 million to Pakistan. UBL shows devotion towards sports by inaugurating UBL Sports complex.
2008 UBL inaugurates its representative office in the Peoples Republic of China, on 20th of March 2008.
2008 The UAE nationals accounts for the highest workforce ratio of 42% at UBL-UAE.
2008 USD 184 million was remitted through UBL-UAE to Pakistan.
2008 UBL inaugurates another operational branch in Aden Yemen.
2008 UBL Bahrain holds 43% market share of remittances in the country with USD 23 million remittances.
2008 UBL started its Customer Service Booths in Al-Khor and at the City Center Shopping Mall, along with 7 ATM's at various prime locations throughout Qatar.
2008 UBL opens its second operating branch in Doha.
2008 The main branch moved to Main Bank Street, opposite the Ministry of Finance and Qatar Central Bank.
2008 In Qatar UBL Tezraftaar transactions approached to 100,000.
2007 UBL received the Brand Leadership Award for Brand Excellence, presented at the 16th Asian Brand Congress.
2007 UBL launched Heritage Campaign blitz, a very successful and well-received initiative as a strategic marketing and advertising effort to connect UBL-Middle East legacy of 40 years of customers' satisfaction to its re-positioned image and diversified deliverables across various banking portfolios.
2007 UBL relocates Bab Al Bahrain branch to Seef, the new upcoming business hub.
2007 UBL declares the profit before tax of PKR 13.8 billion.
2006 UBL opens its representative office in Kazakhstan, on 21st of September 2006.
2006 UBL introduces UBL Ameen, an Islamic banking product.
2006 UBL is awarded with an Islamic Banking Branch license by the State Bank of Pakistan.
2002 H. H. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan is appointed as the chairman of the board of directors of UBL.
2002 UBL merged its operations in the UK with those belonging to National Bank of Pakistan to form United National Bank Limited.
2002 UBL launched its prime product Tezraftaar in Qatar and achieved 28000 transactions in the first year.
2002 Government of Pakistan privatized UBL, this brought the Abu Dhabi Group chaired by H. H. Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan and the Bestway Group headed by Sir Anwar Pervez at the helm, following which the bank embarked on a major re-profiling and re-positioning strategy.
2000 UBL launched Tezraftaar home remittance in Bahrain.
1995 UBL opens its representative office in Iran.
1990 Government of Pakistan decided to change the face of banking by creating a blueprint to privatize UBL.
1989 UBL took over operations of HBL, which led to the addition of the Hodeidah branch in Yemen.
1983 UBL starts its OBU- Branch in the Export Processing Zone, Karachi, on 6th of November 1983.
1983 UBL opens its Associate Company in Oman in collaboration with Oman United Exchange Co. L.L.C (OUECL).
1982 UBL introduces e-banking facilities at Hajj.
1978 UBL launched supervised credit and small loan schemes for small to medium sized firms as well as agriculture.
1978 UBL pledged economic department and acquired two international banks
1977 UBL opens for business in the New York City, in March 1977.
1974 The Government of Pakistan nationalized UBL.
1973 UBL opens its third branch at Muharraq ( Bahrain ).
1972 UBL starts its operations in Yemen through a branch in Sanaa.
1971 UBL introduces Pak Rupee Traveler Cheque.
1971 UBL launches 3 online branches in Karachi.
1970 UBL starts operations in Qatar with the opening of the branch in Musherib Doha.
1970 UBL opens another branch at busy commercial hub Bab Al Bahrain, inaugurated by H.E Abdul Karim, Finance minister at that time.
1970 UBL launched UNICARD - Pakistan's first credit card.
1969 UBL opens for business in Kingdom of Bahrain with its branch in Manama.
1967 United Bank A.G. Zurich, Switzerland a fully owned subsidiary was set up on 8th of December 1967.
1967 UBL opens its branch in Abu Dhabi
1967 UBL introduces computer banking to Pakistan
1964 UBL put the foundation of Pakistan's first Staff College Of Employees.
1963 UBL became the first Pakistani bank to have an overseas branch - on William Street in London.
1960 Launched a saving scheme for school going children.
1960 Extended its branches in Dacca, Lahore, Lyallpur, Chittagong and Narayanganj.
1959 Agha Hasan Abedi founded UBL and inaugurates its first branch at I. I. Chundigarh at Karachi