United Amara Bank

United Amara Bank (Burmese: ယူနိုက်တက်အမရဘဏ်; abbreviated UAB) is a private commercial bank in Myanmar. It was one of 4 private banks to commence operations in August 2010, the first new financial institutions in the country since the establishment of Innwa Bank in 1997.[2]

uab bank Limited
Native name
FoundedAugust 2010
FounderU Ne Aung
Headquartersuab Tower @ Times City,
Myanmar (Burma)
Key people
Ne Aung (Chairman)
Christopher Loh (MD & CEO)
Total assetsKs.385 billion[1] (US$340 million) (2013-14)
OwnerU Ne Aung

The bank is majority owned by Ne Aung, the son of Aung Thaung, who has been blacklisted by the United States Treasury on 31 October 2014[3] for his membership in the country's ruling military junta, the State Peace and Development Council and his attempts to undermine Burma's economic and political reforms.[4][5]


  1. ^ "The Myanmar Times Bank Survey 2014". Myanmar Times. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ Cheesman, Nick; Skidmore, Monique; Wilson, Trevor (2012). Myanmar's Transition: Openings, Obstacles, and Opportunities. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 147.
  3. ^ Aye Thida Kyaw (8 December 2014). "Ghosts of 2003 crisis haunt banks". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ Aye Thida Kyaw (10 November 2014). "United Amara frets bank run as owner's father blacklisted". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  5. ^ Thiha Ko Ko (5 November 2014). "NOV Blacklisted MP 'not linked to United Amara Bank,' only son". Mizzima. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

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