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South Africans have embraced online shopping
South Africans have embraced online shopping

The latest Wonga.com South Africa device usage data indicates that 44.64% of its customers use traditional computers or laptops when applying for a short-term loan, followed by Android-powered smartphones (17.69%) and BlackBerry devices (17.06%).

30 Sep 2014 09:46

Nedbank invests R1.3bn in Newtown Junction development
Nedbank invests R1.3bn in Newtown Junction development

Helping to restore its iconic standing as one of South Africa's thriving marketplaces, Nedbank has announced the grand opening of Newtown Junction Mall - a R1.3 billion investment in the CBD precinct.

29 Sep 2014 10:15

Franchisees should hedge against future rate changes
Franchisees should hedge against future rate changes

Though the SARB Monetary Policy Committee left the repo rate unchanged at 5.75%, leaving the prime lending rate at 9.25%, franchise owners should still exercise caution, as other economic factors still persist.

26 Sep 2014 13:12

State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund
State asks private companies to donate to an Ebola fund

The Department of Health has appealed to the country's private sector to donate to the Ebola Response Fund to assist the countries affected by the virus.

26 Sep 2014 08:26

MasterCard appoints new division president for SA
MasterCard appoints new division president for SA

Mark Elliot has been appointed as division president for South Africa at MasterCard. Based in Johannesburg, Elliott will oversee the performance, strategic direction and brand development of MasterCard in South Africa.

25 Sep 2014 08:02

Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable
Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable

The stable repo rate is good news, particularly for mortgage-dependent homeowners and aspirant home buyers requiring access to finance, says Dr Andrew Golding...

19 Sep 2014 12:01

Repo rate remains at 5.75%
Repo rate remains at 5.75%

The Reserve Bank unanimously agreed to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per year, which means the prime lending rate will remain at 9.25%

19 Sep 2014 09:44

E-tolls boycott hurts Gautrain's operations
E-tolls boycott hurts Gautrain's operations

More than R40bn has been spent but Gauteng transport chiefs are now coming to the realisation that the province's two flagship projects - the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and Gautrain - are not having the desired effect

17 Sep 2014 11:02

MTN bumps up its loan facilities
MTN bumps up its loan facilities

Major telecommunications company MTN has dramatically increased its borrowing ability‚ fuelling analysts' speculation that an acquisition may be on the cards.

By Samuel Mungadze 17 Sep 2014 10:37

Digital revolution will impact on Africa's banking sector
Digital revolution will impact on Africa's banking sector

In emerging markets, mobile money services have the power to simplify lives and transform them by addressing the unbanked or underserved population in Africa.

By Frederic Guillou 17 Sep 2014 08:28

African Bank's failure affects every citizen
African Bank's failure affects every citizen

The dust has not yet settled on the African Bank saga but positive action has now been taken.

By Rob Jeffrey 17 Sep 2014 07:17

Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom
Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom

National Treasury has announced the approval of a package to support Eskom to ensure that the energy security of the country is maintained and GDP growth supported.

16 Sep 2014 09:26

MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service
MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service

MTN Mobile Money users in Ivory Coast and Rwanda will be first to enjoy benefits of the new partnership between MTN and Skrill when the 'Pay by Skrill' service launches this month...

10 Sep 2014 09:32

Dawie Botes
Mobile banking ... what's next?

During this last decade or so with mobile banking, we've seen a major shift in focus with regards to how banking customers interact with their banks...

By Dawie Botes 10 Sep 2014 05:52

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