Representatives from United Bank participated in a joint summit organized by footwear development project made by Ethiopia and the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) held at UNECA Conference Center on Thursday September 29, 2016.

The full day conference that was made under the theme – “Ethiopia: The source for premium duty free footwear manufacturing,” entertained a wide array of issues concerning the challenges, opportunities as well as other pertinent matters including financial topics that are vital in making the most of the great potential that the country has in becoming the great hub of sourcing for footwear brands.

Representing United Bank Ato Degol Gossaye, Manager Credit Analysis & Appraisal Department made a brief remark at the conference concerning what the Bank can offer to players in the sector. Among others he mentioned the Bank’s readiness in terms of fulfilling the great demands of working capital needs that is currently faced by actors in the local footwear industry. The Bank also took a stand in a mini trade fair organized for the event and showcased some of the service offers by the Bank to participants. 


Several dignitaries including high ranking government officials, notable business personalities, representatives from the footwear sectors both from abroad and at home as well as members from the financial sector and other stake holders attended the event.

About United Bank

United Bank is a share company that stands among the few prominent private Banks in Ethiopia, operating all over the country with various service channels that include branches, sub-branches, agents, ATMs, POS machines, internet services and mobile banking. United Bank provides an array of banking services that include: conventional, interest free and multi-Channel banking products.

United Bank has a distinguished track record in instituting the foundation of convenient banking experience to its customers; adapting itself with the ever changing world of technology, and pioneering in IT backed modern banking services. The Bank has been at the forefront of modern banking in the country, introducing technology based new delivery channels such as internet banking and SMS banking.