A subsidiary of dfcu Limited, dfcu Bank is a leading banking and financial services company domiciled in Uganda. It came into existence in May 2000 following dfcu’s acquisition of Gold Trust Bank to extend universal banking services alongside the pre-existing equity finance; long-term development finance; leasing and working capital finance.

dfcu Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Subsequent restructuring saw the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the German Development Corporation (DEG) invest resulting in an equal stake of 25% for the shareholders. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then-existing financial commercial lending institutions.

dfcu Limited was incorporated under the Laws of Uganda on the 14th of May 1964, as a Private Limited Liability Company. In 1999, dfcu acquired Uganda Leasing Company which became dfcu Leasing, to provide direct asset-based finance.

On 18th March 2004, dfcu Limited went public subsequently being listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange on the 14th of October 2004.


Transforming Lives and Businesses in Uganda.

Our Behaviours

  1. We Take Accountability by Delivering on Our Commitments.
  2. We Work and Play Together.
  3. We Continuously Learn to Improve Our Productivity.
  4. We have a Shared Goal to Deliver Customer Solutions.

Our Goal

To grow shareholder value while playing a key role in transforming the economy and enhancing the well-being of our people.

dfcu Code of Ethics 

1 Introduction

1.1. Policy

dfcu Bank is committed to conducting its business professionally and with integrity, in compliance with the law. The Board of Directors has adopted this Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) to guide how we put dfcu’s values and behaviour into practice, as well as management of ethical issues and the promotion of an ethical culture. The Code should be read in line with the various Bank policies, standards and guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t be silent, please speak up. Report any concerns regarding misconduct or suspected violation to your line manager, your Human Capital representative, or Compliance, or confidentially through our independent reporting line.

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