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Five reasons why the bank turned you down for a small business loan
Five reasons why the bank turned you down for a small business loan

A healthy supply of working capital is essential for business growth. Unfortunately, even profitable businesses sometimes get turned down for business loans...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Banks the main recipients of tax-free savings
Banks the main recipients of tax-free savings

Banks held the bulk of cash in tax-free savings accounts - 41% of the R5.2bn in these facilities - as at the end of February...

17 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools
#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools

Nedbank recently launched a new Schools Healthy Lifestyle Programme, offered in partnership with Colgate, Futurelife, the ICRD Group Foundation and KwaZulu-Natal Departments of Education and Health...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

Public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Absa takes Busisiwe Mkhwebane's directive on Bankorp to the high court

Absa is asking the High Court in Pretoria to review and set aside Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action contained in her Bankorp "lifeboat" report...

By Hanna Ziady 14 Jul 2017

Are banks using their loyalty programmes effectively?
Are banks using their loyalty programmes effectively?

South Africa's Big Four retail banks are sitting with more than R2bn in unspent loyalty points...

13 Jul 2017

Jeremy Awori, CEO: Barclays Bank Kenya
Barclays Kenya to close branches as tech takes hold

Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) is closing seven of its branches in the country...

By Kennedy Kangethe 12 Jul 2017

Enterprises UP and ABSA open new learning avenues for credit providers and the banking sector
Enterprises UP and ABSA open new learning avenues for credit providers and the banking sector

A group of 23 delegates in the banking and credit provider industries successfully completed the Advanced Programme in Debt Review earlier in 2017...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 10 Jul 2017

Hannes Prinsloo
#NewCampaign: Shazam uses storytelling to help South Africans see money differently

Shazam, the app that identifies the music playing around you, recently launched an original action with Nedbank, encouraging people to Shazam local notes to unlock South African stories as part of Nedbank's 'See Money Differently' campaign...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jun 2017

South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods
South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods

The Consulta 2016 National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) reflects that South Africans are fond of fast food...

22 Jun 2017

From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa
From funders to partners: The changing face of commercial agri-finance in South Africa

Over the past three decades, the South African agriculture financing landscape has undergone some significant shifts, the two most apparent of which have been...

By Zhann Meyer 22 Jun 2017

Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector's remedial action
Reserve Bank to challenge Public Protector's remedial action

The Reserve Bank has been advised to bring urgent review proceedings to court to have the remedial action announced by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane set aside...

20 Jun 2017

Government allowed to recover R1.125bn from Absa
Government allowed to recover R1.125bn from Absa

Government is allowed to recover R1.125 billion in misappropriated public funds from Absa Bank and its predecessor Bankorp...

20 Jun 2017

Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women
Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women

A new three-year partnership has been inked between Africa's biggest bank and South Africa's platform for women in leadership, Top Women...

Issued by Topco Media 8 Jun 2017

Five benefits of enterprise risk management - infographic
Five benefits of enterprise risk management - infographic

Risk mitigation is a key element in propelling business growth. Enterprises need simple and effective ways to detect, evaluate, and mitigate risks while ensuring that risk management programs are streamlined...

5 Jun 2017

FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists
FNB Business Innovation Awards finalists

FNB Business and Endeavor South Africa have shortlisted the finalists for the FNB Business Innovation Awards 2017...

25 May 2017

Time to add mobile biometric payment options
Time to add mobile biometric payment options

A new study by Juniper Research has found that the number of mobile payments, authenticated by biometrics, will rise to nearly 2 billion this year, up from just over 600 million in 2016...

10 May 2017

Cash usage costs SA consumers R23bn
Cash usage costs SA consumers R23bn

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, being held in Durban, Mastercard released the ‘Cost of Cash for Consumers in South Africa Study...

5 May 2017

Contrary to the trend, African Bank ups its in-branch customer experience
Contrary to the trend, African Bank ups its in-branch customer experience

Three years after being placed under curatorship and significant support from the South African Reserve Bank, African Bank is making a remarkable turnaround...

4 May 2017

Nedbank releases 2016 Sustainability Review
Nedbank releases 2016 Sustainability Review

Nedbank's 2016 Sustainability Review highlights how it contributes to the sustainable development agenda of the South Africa, with a focus on products and services, partnerships and operations...

4 May 2017

New USSD service to check credit score
New USSD service to check credit score

The new TransUnion credit USSD service gives non-smartphone users in South Africa access to credit information. Users also needn't have airtime to be able to check their credit score...

2 May 2017

Citibank agrees to R69.5m fine
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...

28 Apr 2017

Alhovik © –
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

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave
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
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

Jes Staley, CEO: Barclays
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
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
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
MPs note Nedbank progress

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

24 Mar 2017

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