1. Professional status
Professional qualifications and Institute membership form a solid base for a successful career in banking and financial services. Members shall benefit from the Institute's status, confidence and professional standing. Members are likely to be more employable with better career prospects – both inside and outside the financial services industry.
In addition, an Associate (AUIB), or Fellow (FUIB), member is entitled to use the relevant acronyms after his/her name. These titles signify a highly rated, competent, and professional banker, a product of the Uganda Institute of Banking & Financial Services, operating within the confines of the Institute's Code of Conduct.
2. Access to the Institute library (Physical and Online Resources)
The Institute shall all the time maintain an up to date and well stocked library with a wide collection of literature, especially pertaining to the study and practice of Banking & Financial Services. Management shall take care to ensure relevance in collection materials, while at the same time keeping pace with the times. All subscribed members of the Institute shall be eligible to access the Institute's physical and online library, including the ICT library, the internet and e-mailing services at a subsidized fee.
3. Schools, Lectures & Educative Forums (CPDs)
The Institute being a leading training body shall regularly organize educative talks, schools and seminars. These are geared towards ensuring Continuous Professional Development of Institute members. Management shall ensure that the Institute hosts at least one such educative forum per quarter. Members shall be eligible to attend these forums at concessional rates or at no cost at all.
4. Publications & Journals
The Institute produces two types of journals:
i. The Ugandan Banker: this is a professional journal for the Uganda Institute of Bankers published 3 times a year. The journal is issues out freely as a privilege to members of the Institute.
The major objectives of the Ugandan Banker are:
• To serve as a forum for disseminating information about developments in the financial sector in general, and the banking industry in particular;
• To address contentious issues in banking and to enhance public awareness of the relevance and role of banking in the economic setup of the country;
• To serve as a medium through which the Institute's image will be promoted both locally and internationally
ii. The Microfinance Banker: just like the Ugandan Banker, the Microfinance Banker is a professional magazine mainly addressing issues to do with the microfinance industry. It is also published 2 times in a year and given out to Microfinance student members as a privilege.
5. Social Gatherings
The Institute shall organize social events for its members. These shall include sports galas and dinners. Following the principle of a healthy mind in a healthy body, members will be able to break off from the routine banking work and be able to exercise their bodies, making them more relaxed to think better for their institutions. Members will also be able to interact at such a professional level and share ideas pertaining to their chosen profession. Such gatherings offer a lot of networking opportunities, thereby widening the capacity and prosperity of bankers. Members shall be eligible to partake in these events at either discounted rates or at no charge at all. The Institute shall endeavor to host at least 2 social events for her members annually.
6. Other membership benefits
The Institute may, where need arises, recommend and act as referee for its members to take up responsible positions within the industry and the country at large. Such positions may be academic, managerial and or political. Only subscribed members of the Institute shall be eligible for such recommendation.
7. Other membership activities
The Institute shall always strive to keep its members bonded together by way of continuous involvement in her activities. Such other activities shall include but not limited to: the Annual General Meeting (AGM), the East African Banking School, Alliance of African Institutes of Bankers conferences, among others.