DHL to sponsor 2018 Confex

DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has signed on as the title sponsor of the 2018 E-Commerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition (Confex). The 2018 DHL Confex will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 14-15 March 2018. The DHL Confex brings together stakeholders in the...

12 Dec 2017

Tiso Blackstar extends finance section

The personal finance section of Tiso Blackstar, Money, has extended its reach to Sowetan audiences. The finance section will also be available on the SowetanLIVE website. Money launched in Sowetan on 2 November 2017 and is to appear regularly each Thursday thereafter.

3 Nov 2017

Motsepe's ARM dumps KPMG

Patrice Motsepe's African Rainbow Minerals is the latest in a growing litany of companies that have dumped KPMG since the scandal of the audit firm's involvement with the Gupta family and the so-called Sars rogue unit report broke.

24 Oct 2017

Capitec adds value to mobile banking app

“Ads annoying, right?” Capitec has created three ads, each with different personalities, to add value to their mobile banking app. Instead of having to endure long queues at banks and stores, now you can ‘skip' and use their mobile banking app instead. Hilarity comes in the form...

14 Mar 2017

Merchants enters partnership with iSelect

Merchants has partnered with Australian insurance company, iSelect in a five-year business deal. Merchants will be managing iSelect's growing rate of customer queries at its offshore contact centre which is based in Cape Town.

9 Mar 2017

Swish Payments will now be know as Truevo Payments

As of 1 March 2017, Malta-founded card acquirer and payment solutions provider Swish Payments Ltd will be known as Truevo Payments following the company's rebranding. The decision to rebrand came following the discovery of a similarly-named peer-to-peer payment solutions company in Sweden. The...

28 Feb 2017

African Development Bank appoints first ETF manager

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has appointed MCB Investment Management (MCBIM), as fund manager for its first multi-jurisdictional fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) in Africa. The board of directors of the AfDB has also approved a seed equity capital investment of $25m for the ADBF....

12 Dec 2016

Two SAMBRA wins for Mutual & Federal

Mutual & Federal have been awarded first place in the Best Insurer Award category and recognised as the Most Efficient Insurer at this years SA Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA) Annual Awards Breakfast. This is the third consecutive win for Mutual & Federal in the Best Insurer Award...

31 Oct 2016

Standard Bank's forex wallet app wins at Efma

Standard Banks' new foreign exchange mobile wallet, 'Shyft'-ing money was awarded a Bronze international award in the Most Disruptive Innovation category, at the 2016 Efma-Accenture Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards held in Barcelona this week. Through the app, customers can buy a...

28 Oct 2016

iKhokha scoops international innovation award

iKhokha, South African mobile commerce provider, has won the Innovation Award at the 2016 Mastercard Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary. iKhokha was recognised in the Innovation category for extending the acceptance of Masterpass, the digital payments service from Mastercard, into the...

4 Oct 2016

Bongani Coka appointed to lead SAIPA

Bongani Coka has been appointed as the new chief executive of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA), with effect from 1 July 2016. Prior to his appointment. Coka was CEO at Productivity SA for five years, after having served as the organisation's CFO for 10 years. His...

23 Jun 2016

Social media stats on Budget Speech 2016

The Budget Speech 2016 had social media abuzz with 43,680 conversations taking place. Opinions fluctuated during the build up to the speech, but on the day 18% of the conversation was positive, 21% was negative, and the bulk was neutral just sharing the information. Overall positivity towards the...

25 Feb 2016

The Insurance Apprentice 2016 released

The first episode of The Insurance Apprentice 2016 has been released. Viewers can expect a seven part series that will investigate the world of the apprentices and follow them on their journey to be crowned The Insurance Apprentice 2016. Expect a glimpse of the day-to-day workings of the apprentices...

24 Feb 2016

MiWayLife supports Working Mothers Expo

The first Working Mothers Expo is to be held at the Sandton ICC on 4-5 November 2016, and MiWayLife will be the main sponsor. MiWayLife is a division of Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd and has identified working mothers as a market segment that has been neglected by the industry. Working women play a...

22 Feb 2016

Nedbank Private Wealth wins at 2016 Euromoney Awards

Nedbank Private Wealth was awarded for its wealth management services at the 13th annual Euromoney Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey 2016. The financial services provider won in the following categories: • Philanthropic Advice (Africa and South Africa). • SRI/Social Impact...

17 Feb 2016

MasterCard wins at 2016 Paybefore Pay Awards

MasterCard won a Prepaid: Consumer Champion - Global award and a Prepaid: Best Government Benefits Delivery award at the 10th annual Paybefore Pay Awards for its Bidvest Bank Multi-Currency World Currency Card and the South African VAT Refund Administrator (VRA) Programme. The Bidvest Bank...

17 Feb 2016

M4JAM and Pick n Pay introduce instant cash outs

Microjobbing platform, M4JAM and Pick n Pay have ensured that M4JAM jobbers will be able to cash out their earnings more easily. Previously, jobbers wishing to cash out were required to pay a fee of R4, however, Pick n Pay will now be offering jobbers the option of only having to pay R2.50....

16 Feb 2016

Investec Bank wins Best Distributor in Africa award

Investec Bank's Structured Products division has won the Best Distributor in Africa award at the 2016 Europe Structured Products & Derivatives conference held in London recently. The accolade marks the rise of alternative investments as South African investors seek innovative means of gaining...

15 Feb 2016

Sage redefines accounting with Sage Live for iOS

Sage has launched a version of Sage Live which is available on iOS. As a new Apple mobility partner, this is the first of a series of solutions that Apple and Sage are collaborating together on for small businesses. The new Sage Live for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch will deliver important advances...

11 Feb 2016

Jumia and AXA partner to provide mobile insurance products in Africa

Africa Internet Group, an African e-commerce group, and AXA, an insurance and asset management company, announced a partnership where AXA will become the exclusive provider of insurance products and services through Jumia and other AIG online and mobile platforms in Africa. AXA's African...

9 Feb 2016

Mahindra Comviva and EcoCash's joint win

Mobility solutions company, Mahindra Comviva along with Zimbabwean mobile money service provider, EcoCash Savings Club, won in the Best Mobile Innovation category at the sixth edition of the Kalahari Awards 2016. EcoCash Savings Club, powered by Mahindra Comviva's mobiquity Money platform is a...

5 Feb 2016

Launch of BayHill Capital

The Peregrine Holdings Group has introduced new investment firm, BayHill Capital. Stemming out of the private client division of Cannon Asset Managers the private client share portfolio business can customise the shares it purchases on a client-by-client basis. BayHill has created the Co-Pilot...

5 Feb 2016

Allianz ranked in world's Top 50 brands

Financial services company, Allianz, has been listed in the Top 50 of the Brand Finance Global 500 ranking for a third consecutive year. Currently listed as number 43, Allianz is the only insurance brand to be ranked in the Top 50 of the world's strongest brands.

2 Feb 2016

SweepSouth secures R10m in new funding

SweepSouth, a South African on-demand home cleaning service has secured R10 million cash injection from top SA companies. Funding comes from the Vumela Fund, capitalised by the First Rand Group, and Vinny Lingham and Llew Claasen's firm, Newtown Partners. The job creation opportunities which the...

26 Jan 2016

National Arts Council receives clean audit

The National Arts Council (NAC) was recognised on Friday, 7 August by the Auditor-General South Africa, Thembekile Kimi Makwetu, for receiving a clean audit for the 2014/2015 financial period. This is the first clean audit the entity has received under the current Council, which has been in place...

26 Aug 2015

Apple Pay to launch in Britain

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has announced it will launch its tap-to-pay mobile payments system in Britain next month, allowing iPhones to be used to pay at 250,000 locations including London's transit system. "We are now excited to announce we are bringing Apple Pay to the UK, and it is coming next...

10 Jun 2015

Thulani Gcabashe replaces Fred Phaswana as Standard Bank chairman

Thulani Sikhulu Gcabashe has been appointed the new chairman of the board of the Standard Bank group (SBK) and of Standard Bank SA. The appointment is effective from end May. He will replace Fred Phaswana, 70, who will retire at end May. Source: BDpro

7 May 2015

Mutual & Federal partners One Financial Services
Mutual & Federal partners One Financial Services

Mutual & Federal Insurance and the short-term niche underwriter, One Financial Services Holdings (ONE), have signed a partnership agreement which will come into affect on 1 May 2015. The R1bn gross written premium deal was signed on 12 March 2015 by Andrew Harvey, group CEO of ONE and Karen Miller,...

16 Mar 2015

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

6 Mar 2015

Centriq appoints FirstProp as underwriter
Centriq appoints FirstProp as underwriter

First Property Acceptances (FPA) has been appointed as an underwriting management agency (UMA) for Centriq Insurance. "Changes to the regulatory environment have placed intense pressure on UMAs to re-evaluate long-standing business practices. Therefore, we welcome the opportunity to re-establish our...

5 Feb 2015

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