About UBL

  • 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 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 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.  
  • 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.  
  • 2008 UBL inaugurates its representative office in the Peoples Republic of China, on 20th of March 2008.  
  • 2007 UBL received the Brand Leadership Award for Brand Excellence, presented at the 16th Asian Brand Congress.  
  • 2006 UBL is awarded with an Islamic Banking Branch license by the State Bank of Pakistan.  
  • 2002 UBL merged its operations in the UK with those belonging to National Bank of Pakistan to form United National Bank Limited.  
  • 2002 Government of Pakistan privatized UBL. This brought the Abu Dhabi Group chaired by H E Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan and the Bestway Group headed by Sir Anwar Pervez at the helm. The bank embarked on a major re-profiling and re-positioning strategy.  
  • 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.  
  • 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.  
  • 1977 UBL opens for business in the New York City, in March 1977.  
  • 1974 The Government of Pakistan nationalized UBL.  
  • 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.  
  • 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