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Top tips to avoid surety traps

Most business owners are familiar with the principle of caveat emptor, or 'buyer beware'. However, many unwitting individuals are entering into surety agreements or acting as guarantors, without fully understanding the implications and risks...

Issued by Paragon Lending Solutions 5 Dec 2017

Adapt or die: Banks need to embrace disruption

The banking industry is in the midst of a wave of disruption. Something that is likely to change anytime soon, and institutions that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle in the years to come...

By Kele Boakgomo 29 Nov 2017

How to find the best unsecured personal loan rates for your business

The riskiest situation entrepreneurs find themselves in is running the business with inadequate or lack of funds. They have to pay their members of staff, buy company equipment, etc...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 22 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Corruption watchdog finds more than 20 banks handled money for Gupta companies in Transnet deal

More than 20 banks sent or received money to Gupta-linked companies, an investigation by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) found...

17 Nov 2017

If all banks closed today, would South Africans miss them?

Findings about the South African market from WE's inaugural Brands in Motion research shows consumers don't care as much about fancy banking app features as they do about their values and how banks align with these...

By Sarah Gooding-Kobus 26 Oct 2017

The dangers that lurk in land expropriation without compensation

If expropriation without compensation is allowed, it could endanger the faith banks place in the land as security and set into motion a chain-reaction that eventually leads to the ordinary consumer losing out...

23 Oct 2017

First black woman set to be bank CEO

Basani Maluleke looks set to become SA's first black woman bank CEO...

19 Oct 2017

Discovery gets bank licence

Discovery Bank has become the second new bank to obtain a licence from SA's banking regulators as the market is opened to new competitors for the first time in almost two decades...

By Hilary Joffe 17 Oct 2017

All the Accenture Innovation Awards winners!

Accenture and partners - Transunion and The Da Vinci Institute - have announced winners of the Innovation Index 2017...

17 Oct 2017

Enhancing cross-channel communication in financial services

Financial institutions, like any other businesses, have customers whose preferences have shifted to digital channels...

By Wynand Smit 16 Oct 2017

Shyft crowned MTN Business App of the Year

At the 2017 MTN Business App of the Year Awards, which took place on Thursday, 12 October 2017, Shyft was named the overall winner...

13 Oct 2017

Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty

Clicks Clubcard has moved into the top spot as South Africa's most used loyalty programme at 67%, just beating last year's loyalty leader, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper...

13 Oct 2017

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International

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

16 Nov 2017

How fintech is breaking down barriers in the EU

When thinking about financial technologies, it is natural to assume the term stands for recent developments. Fintech, however, is not a newcomer, but has been a column of the financial industry for the past 60 years or so.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat.

9 Nov 2017

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

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