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Citibank agrees to R69.5m fine

Citibank has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of almost R69.5 million in relation to the bank's involvement in a forex trading cartel...

20 hours ago

Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA...

21 Apr 2017

Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave

New technology, the demographic shift, unstructured data, digital labour, cyber security and digital identity are the disruptors that customers and banks face today...

20 Apr 2017

FNB awarded Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa by Banker Africa Awards

At the recent annual Banker Africa - Southern Africa Awards 2017, FNB was selected as the Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa...

18 Apr 2017

Barclays, its CEO probed over whistleblower programme

Barclays and its CEO Jes Staley are under investigation after he attempted to uncover the identity of a whistleblower within the British financial giant...

11 Apr 2017

World Bank funds Land Bank project with focus on supporting emerging farmers

The Financial Intermediation Project and the resultant disbursement will enable Land Bank to sustainably scale up its sources of funding to benefit emerging farmers...

11 Apr 2017

Booming sector needs African solutions

A decade ago, Africa's financial services landscape was virtually dormant, but there's been some staggering growth...

By Chris Ogden 29 Mar 2017

MPs note Nedbank progress

Nedbank emerged as the frontrunner of the banking sector for employment equity at top management level...

24 Mar 2017

Bulletin warns UK's Brexit process could hit SA banks' balance sheets

South African banks could well feel the effects of Brexit because the UK represents more than a third of their global assets and liabilities...

By Hilary Joffe 24 Mar 2017

How Africa's mobile revolution is reaching the unbanked

The continent's mobile banking revolution is only just beginning, and although payment systems are becoming more seamless, cash is still king in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2017

The race for the payments space

Long the bastion of institutionalism and trust, and therefore fairly resilient to disruption, banks are now in a war of adapt or die...

By Nicci Botha 17 Mar 2017

Building business around the customer

In an era of rapidly emerging new technologies customers' preferences are deeply interlocked with the use of new digital innovations...

By Peter Alkema 9 Mar 2017

The value of rewards in building consumer trust online

Trust, throughout the e-commerce ecosystem, was the number one topic taking up headspace for those in the industry...

By Carlos Simões 9 Mar 2017

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International

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

19 hours ago

McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

20 hours ago

Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Thomson Reuters and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have signed a distribution agreement, whereby users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies.

1 day ago

UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

Following a record Q4 of advertising activity, the UK enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn. The Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, a measure of advertising activity in the UK, has just published the full year figures for 2016.

2 days ago

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

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