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November 1st, 2021

BMCE Bank International plc becomes Bank of Africa United Kingdom plc

On 1st November 2021 BMCE Bank International changed its name to Bank of Africa United Kingdom to align with the overall group structure and highlight that it's part of the region's largest bank. Other than the change of name there will be no changes to contracts or to the relationships with existing clients.

April 1st, 2013

BMCE Bank International is updating its website to reflect changes to the UK regulatory framework

On 1 April 2013, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) was replaced by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The PRA is a part of the Bank of England and responsible for promoting the safety and soundness of firms. This involves the prudential regulation and supervision of banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms. It sets standards and supervises financial institutions.

The FCA is responsible for making markets work well, to ensure a fair deal for consumers. This involves securing a degree of protection for consumers, promoting effective competition in the interests of consumers, and protecting and enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system.

BMCE Bank International is now dual-regulated and this website is being updated to reflect the change.

BMCE Bank International is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

March 19th, 2013

BMCE Bank International Plc awarded “2012 African Project Finance – Transport Deal of the Year” award

BMCE Bank International Plc is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of the “2012 African Project Finance – Transport Deal of the Year” award for its role as senior lender in the EUR 270 million project to finance the design, construction, financing and operation of the Henri Konan Bedie Toll Bridge in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The award gala, organised by Euromoney Project Finance Magazine, was held in London on 13 February 2013.
BMCE Bank International Plc récompensée du prix de la meilleure transaction de l’année 2012 dans le secteur du financement de projet - transport en Afrique.

BMCE Bank International Plc a reçu le prix du "2012 African Project finance - Transport Deal of the Year", celui de la meilleure transaction de l’année 2012 dans le secteur du financement de projet - transport en Afrique. Le prix a été décerné à BMCE Bank International Plc, en sa qualité de prêteur senior, pour sa participation au financement de 270 millions d’euros, destiné à la construction, à l’exploitation et à l’entretien du Pont Henry Konan Bédié d’Abidjan en Cote d’Ivoire. La cérémonie officielle organisée par Euromoney Project Finance Magazine, s’est tenue à Londres le 13 Février 2013.

October 15th, 2012

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme

BMCE Bank International Plc is dedicated to ensuring that customers are aware of the deposit protection afforded them by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

For further information, please visit the General Information webpage:

General Information

July 15th,2011

Anti Bribery Policy Statement

The Board of BMCE Bank International recognises the importance of the UK Bribery Act 2010 and has adopted a formal Policy in order to comply with applicable anti-bribery laws, regulations and guidance and subsequently implemented appropriate measures to prevent bribery.

Anti Bribery Policy Statement

September 1st,2010

MediCapital Bank is pleased to announce that from September 1st 2010, its name has changed to BMCE Bank International Plc .

BMCE Bank International Plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of BMCE Bank and continues to enjoy the full support of its parent. BMCE Bank International Plc remains at the core of the Group's focus on the European and African continents. The name change will not impact in any way the Bank's activity or the relationship it enjoys with its corporate and institutional customers.

While the business objectives and mission remain unchanged, BMCE Bank International Plc will focus on developing greater synergies with other entities of the Group, notably with Bank of Africa which is now an integral part of the BMCE Bank Group. Moreover, as BMCE Bank International Plc endeavours to integrate the Madrid operations in 2010, the decision to adopt the BMCE Bank International Plc name is not only timely but will also rationalise and reinforce the brand recognition of the European platform which will continue to operate with London as a head office, Paris as a branch and subsequently Madrid as a subsidiary (subject to regulatory approval).

BMCE Bank International Plc is and will continue to be authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.