Financial services

Financial Services Sector

Africa’s financial services sector will grow strongly over the long term. Strong economic fundamentals and technological innovation have enabled us to build one of the largest pan-African banking networks, providing commercial banking, investment banking, asset management and insurance services across the continent. Our investments in the financial services sector include:

Africa Prudential Plc (AP Plc)

The only listed share registration services company in Nigeria. Africa Prudential pioneered an Electronic Share Registration Office that allows round-the-clock access to share registration data for its clients in the Nigerian capital markets. In 2013, in a bid to deliver more value to stakeholders, Africa Prudential acquired UAC Registrars, the oldest non-bank affiliated registrar in the Nigerian capital market.

Heirs Insurance Brokers (HIB)

A wholly owned brokerage company offering both insurance brokerage and risk management services in the short- and long-term insurance markets.

United Capital Plc

A listed financial and investment services group, which provides bespoke financial and investment services in investment banking, asset management, trusteeship and securities & trading.

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)

A listed Pan-African financial services institution, with more than 9 million customers and 25,000 employees in 19 African countries, and a presence in London, Paris and New York.


The first alternative trading platform licensed by the Securities & Exchange Commission, Nigeria, to trade a broad range of instruments over-the-counter, including unlisted equities and bonds in Nigeria.

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