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The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

CNH and WesBank continue partnership fund of Iveco vehicles

Iveco customers in South Africa now have access to flexible financing solutions for a broad range of trucks, commercial vehicles and buses, as part of a partnership extension between CNH Industrial Capital and WesBank...

16 Apr 2015 14:38

Consumer markets are prepared for pre-paid

The market for pre-paid cards is growing at 22% annually and is expected to reach US$822 billion by 2017, indicating a consumer demand...

10 Apr 2015 13:11

Yay nor nay to multi-banking way

Multi-banking is becoming a common trend in South Africa, as various businesses, public sector institutions as well as individuals prefer to bank with more than one banking partner...

8 Apr 2015 13:24

Consumer wallets felt flighty in festive season

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) and the Credit Bureau Monitor (CBM) have released the latest edition of the 'Consumer Credit Market Report' (CCMR)...

2 Apr 2015 09:01

Interruption insurance cannot shoulder risks of load shedding

Business interruption insurance is not a solution for load shedding risks and 90% of business interruption insurance claims related to load shedding will not be paid out...

27 Mar 2015 14:49

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged

The Reserve Bank has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per annum...

27 Mar 2015 09:19

Retail banking's future landscape

Though 2014 was an interesting year for the retail banking industry, it is clear that there are changes that are more interesting afoot in 2015...

By François Chaffard 26 Mar 2015 09:48

Fuel tax not so high after all

Even after finance minister Nhlanhla Nene slapped motorists with a huge tax bill, filling up at local petrol stations is cheaper here than in most other countries...

23 Mar 2015 06:13

From Christmas to crisis for consumers

President Zuma may refer to challenges but as petrol, electricity and food costs go up and wages failed to match inflation, consumers and small businesses had better go into crisis mode....

By Aki Kalliatakis 16 Mar 2015 10:39

Quality data is vital to decreasing fraud in the insurance industry

Businesses and consumers alike typically consider insurance to be a grudging purchase - something they need to have, but that does not add value...

By Ian Logan 11 Mar 2015 07:47

Banking on branding as important as ever

There can be little doubt that the proliferation of entry-level banks in the past few years has vastly changed South Africa's financial landscape...

By John Harvey 6 Mar 2015 05:30

SA banks' customer satisfaction index improves

According to the latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi), South African banks have achieved slightly higher customer satisfaction scores than last year. The overall score was 76.3 out of 100 (2013: 75.6)...

4 Mar 2015 07:54

It is time to scale-up or close up

The Ministry of Finance should be commended for allocating R3.5 billion in support of small business, however, the funds should also benefit 'scale-up' businesses to unlock their high-growth potential...

27 Feb 2015 15:33

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