Finance Trends 2018

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Sarb to weigh up fintech and its impact on regulation
Sarb to weigh up fintech and its impact on regulation

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has established a fintech programme to assess the impact of technology on the financial services sector, and its regulatory implications...

14 Feb 2018

Sarb plans commemorative banknotes for Madiba's centennial
Sarb plans commemorative banknotes for Madiba's centennial

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be issuing a set of commemorative banknotes to honour Nelson Mandela's centenary...

13 Feb 2018

#NewCampaign: The story of a Standard Bank Protea
#NewCampaign: The story of a Standard Bank Protea

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris created an integrated campaign for Standard Bank to showcase its commitment to Regional Performance Centres (RPCs) and endeavour to move South African cricket forward...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2018

Gerrie Fourie, CEO, Capitec. Photo: Capitec
Getting to grips with Capitec claims

Viceroy Research's report contains a number of explosive allegations against Capitec, including that its bad debts are massively understated and it should be placed into curatorship...

By Hanna Ziady 1 Feb 2018

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Angola faces currency test in economy shake-up

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco was elected five months ago promising an "economic miracle"...

29 Jan 2018

Nationalising South Africa's central bank isn't bad per se: just what's done with it
Nationalising South Africa's central bank isn't bad per se: just what's done with it

South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), recently adopted a resolution to nationalise the country's central bank...

By Jannie Rossouw 24 Jan 2018

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How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 17 Jan 2018

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Bank Zero granted provisional mutual banking licence by Sarb

If its application is granted final approval by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb), Bank Zero will become the country's fourth mutual bank...

16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018
#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018

The world is ever-changing and dynamic. The key to survival is resilience and the proficient ability to continuously be reflective and responsive to market needs...

By Rethabile Witkoei 10 Jan 2018

Damian Michael
#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

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Sassa initiates successful test case for direct payment of grants

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) successfully initiated a test case Thursday to directly pay about 100 social grant beneficiaries using commercial bank accounts...

By Linda Ensor 29 Dec 2017

How to get an installment loan for your startup
How to get an installment loan for your startup

Starting a business can be a lot of work. From making sure all the ideas in your head are solid enough to do well in the market to getting money to set up and then enjoying the steady growth, it's a roller-coaster ride...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 19 Dec 2017

Standard Bank appoints Lungisa Fuzile as CE for SA
Standard Bank appoints Lungisa Fuzile as CE for SA

Standard Bank has appointed Lungisa Fuzile as CEO for its South African unit...

15 Dec 2017

Top tips to avoid surety traps
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

Bank advertising: a hit-or-miss
Bank advertising: a hit-or-miss

SA's big five banks spend millions of rands on advertising, a substantial amount of which is being spent on ads that miss the mark, according to market research agency Columinate, but audiences don't mind an ad that pushes a product or tells a story, as long as it's done well...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Dec 2017

Kele Boakgomo
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
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
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

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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?
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
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

Basani Maluleke, incoming CEO: African Bank. Photo: Kellogg School of Management
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 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!
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
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
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 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

Leveraging cloud as a disruption enabler
Leveraging cloud as a disruption enabler

A technology innovation that offers disruptive tendencies is the cloud...

By Peter Alkema 6 Oct 2017

Are retailers taking over the finance space?
Are retailers taking over the finance space?

Retailers have built trust with their customers, and this poses a growing threat to banks' traditional market...

By Bronwyn Williams 2 Oct 2017

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