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Beware: cybercriminals are capitalising on Absa's brand refresh
Beware: cybercriminals are capitalising on Absa's brand refresh

In a phishing email sent to South Africans, criminals are trying to capitalise on Absa's brand refresh to scam unsuspecting users...

22 hours ago

What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!
What's the use of marketing research? A cynic's answer: Ask Absa!

Last week there was great fanfare about Absa's repositioning and rebranding. This seemed like a good time to illustrate the power of predictive measurement...

By mike broom 13 Jul 2018

Absa embraces Africa with new brand
Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity...

11 Jul 2018

Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene
Guarantees secured for VBS depositors

The Reserve Bank has secured a guarantee for retail deposits of up to R100,000 per depositor, for VBS Mutual Bank retail depositors...

5 Jul 2018

Building the infrastructure to support mobile banking
Building the infrastructure to support mobile banking

More and more people are turning to mobile apps to do their banking, rather than face lengthy queues in branches.

By Natie Snyman 4 Jul 2018

Columinate internet banking SITEisfaction survey results
Columinate internet banking SITEisfaction survey results

Columinate's 2018 SITEisfaction report highlights FNB as the overall winner, reclaiming its spot as the Best Digital Bank by owning both the Best Mobile Banking and Best Internet Banking categories...

Issued by Columinate 28 Jun 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card
A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card

The South African Post Office (Sapo) has swapped over one million social grants beneficiaries to the new South African Social Security (Sassa) card which is being issued by Postbank...

27 Jun 2018

And the best digital bank of 2018 is...
And the best digital bank of 2018 is...

According to modern insights agency Columinate's 2018 SITEisfaction report, FNB has been named the best digital bank by owning both the 'best mobile banking' and 'best internet banking' categories...

26 Jun 2018

#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints The Odd Number
#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints The Odd Number

Nedbank has appointed The Odd Number to manage its digital media services...

19 Jun 2018

Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space
Truecaller eyes out sub-Saharan Africa's mobile payment space

Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing mobile market, by 2020 the region will have more than half a billion mobile subscribers to date...

19 Jun 2018

Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise
Absa's 'black tax' tweet offends clients, competitors capitalise

#Newswatch: Absa tweeted out an offensive poll on 'black tax', outraging numerous clients, many of whom have since threatened to leave the bank and move to Nedbank and Capitec...

15 Jun 2018

Sarb releases Mandela centenary banknote designs
Sarb releases Mandela centenary banknote designs

The Sarb has decided to release the designs of the Nelson Mandela centenary commemorative banknotes and coins ahead on the official launch on 13 July 2018, after the designs were leaked on social media...

14 Jun 2018

Nav(igating) your way to financial health
Nav(igating) your way to financial health

We've all had those moments of looking at our bank balance and wonder where all your money has gone, well FNB has launched a new app that keeps track of your spending at any time or place...

By Nicci Botha 13 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island

In November this year, some 4,000 delegates are expected to descend on "the rock" for the first Malta Blockchain Summit...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 8 Jun 2018

Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'
Fed up with always being in the slow queue? That's why queues are being 'designed out'

Whether it is lining up to pay for your groceries or making a bank transaction, time costs money. As businesses become aware of the costs of waiting, they are looking at innovative ways to reduce these expenses by "designing out" queues...

By Gary Mortimer and Louise Grimmer 8 Jun 2018

Bridget Nkandu, Absahead of the youth market segment
#YouthMonth: Banks must catch 'em when they're young

Millennials use apps to buy transport, food, accommodation, fashion and beauty, and consequently, expect the same technology-driven convenience when it comes to customer service and communication from their bank...

6 Jun 2018

Sarb releases Project Khokha report
Sarb releases Project Khokha report

Central banks widely recognise the disruptive potential of and the probable risk from fintech...

6 Jun 2018

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts
#YouthMonth: The curious case of millennials and their money

To the older generations, millennials are an enigma. They are the first true digital natives, and in South Africa they are also the first generation to bear the fruits of democracy and empowerment...

By Nicci Botha 4 Jun 2018

Easy, accessible banking with Shoprite's new mobile wallet
Easy, accessible banking with Shoprite's new mobile wallet

Shoprite has just launched a new mobile transactional banking service that enables customers to deposit, withdraw or send money as well as buy groceries at any of the till points...

23 May 2018

Tim Hutchinson, head of digital for financial markets, Standard Bank
#AfricaMonth: Fintech breaks down borders in FX trading

The evolution to electronic foreign currency trading in Africa, given its fragmented markets and lack of legacy infrastructure, was slow to start, but has gained in traction.

23 May 2018

Nathen Pillay, sales director for applications at Oracle South Africa
Where is the bank employee in the digital experience?

Banks are already shaping what their future will look like in a world of digital disruption, by evolving as the technology becomes more readily available to end users...

By Nathen Pillay 17 May 2018

Shocking levels of credit card fraud in SA
Shocking levels of credit card fraud in SA

Credit card fraud is on the rise in South Africa. We look at the most common tricks criminals use, and what you can do to avoid them...

By Jason Snyman 15 May 2018

Banking ombud sees 35% increase in cases
Banking ombud sees 35% increase in cases

The Ombudsman for Banking Services' (OBS) Annual Report on operations for 2017 was released yesterday...

10 May 2018

SA's first biometric ATM by FNB
SA's first biometric ATM by FNB

FNB has launched a mini-ATM that uses biometrics as a means of validation for consumers, making it the first bank in South Africa to use this technology for everyday consumer banking...

7 May 2018

Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes
Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes

Three new laws, enacted by the country's national assembly in July 2017 under a certificate of urgency, will have a profound impact on Tanzania's resources sector...

By Peter Leon 4 May 2018

Chantel Troskie, customer experience senior sales manager at Oracle
Banks need to rethink customer experience

For many, banking seems to be driven completing forms and then waiting for someone to tell them whether they qualify for a particular product. Living in a digital age, this is no longer good enough...

By Chantel Troskie 30 Apr 2018

Gary Allemann, managing director of Master Data Management
Governance can minimise data complexity in the financial sector

Most financial giants have been around for decades. Over the years, they have built up a complex array of systems, platforms and various other data sources which interconnect across multiple levels...

By Gary Allemann 26 Apr 2018

Zimbabwe: Adopt rand now - Terrence Mukupe
Zimbabwe: Adopt rand now - Terrence Mukupe

Zimbabwe should adopt the South African rand as its official currency on an interim basis as a way of stabilising the economy, Deputy Finance Minister Terrence Mukupe has said...

25 Apr 2018

The 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair returns with a new name
The 2018 Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair returns with a new name

The new partnership between American Express and Artlogic sees the two entities take over the acclaimed Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind, from 12 to 13 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 24 Apr 2018

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