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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...

1 day ago

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

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

Andrew Torre, Visa president for sub-Saharan Africa. Source:
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
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

Source: Africa Business Communities
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
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

Afgri pursues Bank of Athens' SA stake
Afgri pursues Bank of Athens' SA stake

Afgri is seeking to acquire the South African portion of Bank of Athens. The deal would give Afgri, which has long been a financier of farmers in partnership with the Land Bank, a banking licence...

By Colleen Goko 8 Mar 2017

Mbhele
#DesignIndaba2017: The innovative Liberty of sponsorship

Sydney Mbhele, chief marketing officer of Liberty, used his Design Indaba 2017 opening address to welcome the creative juggernauts, dreamers and doers, in his rich voice calling the 22nd rendition of Design Indaba the global zeitgeist from the frontlines of design, creativity and innovation across the globe...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Nedbank inspires clients to see money differently
#DesignIndaba2017: Nedbank inspires clients to see money differently

I had the pleasure of attending Nedbank's official launch of its new brand repositioning during the first day of Design Indaba. The bank's new tagline challenges clients and society to ‘see money differently'. And this it does...

By Ann Nurock 2 Mar 2017

Bad Ecobank loans still haunt Nedbank
Bad Ecobank loans still haunt Nedbank

The ghost of bad loans past at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) is still haunting Nedbank...

1 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?
#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?

The world needs more design-centric companies, run by design-minded people, to create products and processes with human wants, needs and behaviours in mind...

27 Feb 2017

Banks could face massive fines for price fixing
Banks could face massive fines for price fixing

The banks implicated in price fixing by the Competition Commission could face fines of 10% of their turnover...

21 Feb 2017

Competition Commission prosecutes banks for collusion
Competition Commission prosecutes banks for collusion

The Competition Commission has referred a collusion case to the tribunal for prosecution against 17 banks, including three of South Africa's big banks...

16 Feb 2017

Rapid growth seen in consumers using Automated Deposit Tellers
Rapid growth seen in consumers using Automated Deposit Tellers

Due the convenience of Automated Deposit Tellers, there is rapid growth in the number of consumers doing their banking outside the normal banking hours according to FNB...

16 Feb 2017

CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem
CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem

The CashlessAfrica 2017 awards honor the best across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers...

14 Feb 2017

Investec Private Banking launches #MoreThanData campaign
Investec Private Banking launches #MoreThanData campaign

Can data tell your whole story? To find out, Investec Private Banking presented three 'out of the ordinary' individuals with how data sees them...

14 Feb 2017

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