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Repo rate remains unchanged

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has kept the repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum...

18 Sep 2020

How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic stresses and strained operating environment reflect in the major banks' results ending June 2020.

11 Sep 2020

Mobile payments will unlock new business for banks in Africa

Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa. The estimated market in facilitating payments alone is $500bn...

8 Sep 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Beware of permanent solutions for temporary problems

Bronwyn Williams highlights her key learnings in Lionel Shriver's The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 and Edward Snowden's Permanent Record to emphasise that as we submit to further infringements on our privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of movement in the effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, we must ensure that emergency measures designed to fight a temporary crisis do not become a permanent feature...

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Sep 2020

Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in place

South Africans are paying a high price for the prolonged lockdown and consequent devastation of the local economy with levels of emotional distress nearly as high as at the start of the lockdown five months ago...

By Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 Sep 2020

Will digital integration kill traditional banks?

From online shopping to financial transactions to e-learning - just about all aspects of life are feeling the march of technology advances...

By Kobus Badenhorst, 31 Aug 2020

Banks' strategies lack integrated ESG criteria

Banks around the world have not yet fully integrated environmental, social and governance criteria (ESG) into their strategies...

25 Aug 2020

Project funding through true Europlaw International escrow banking platform

Europlaw Group, situated in the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, now offer project funding through our newly established escrow banking platform with the assistance of our preferred bankers...

Issued by Europlaw 25 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Pezesha, Kenya's digital financial enabler platform and marketplace

Every year, 21 August marks World Entrepreneurs' Day. The purpose of this day is to create awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

Experian downplays data breach

Experian South Africa has downplayed a data breach, in which it handed over the personal information of as many as 24-million South Africans and 793,749 business entities to a suspected fraudster, as an "isolated incident"...

20 Aug 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Offering a helping hand

FNB: excellent advertising campaign must be backed up with action; dismal marketing failure by Nikon SA draws loud, angry response...

By Brendan Seery 11 Aug 2020

Do South African banks offer value in a Covid-19 battered world?

Covid-19 has disrupted the lives of most people around the world with tragic consequences for some. There is still debate around the lockdown strategies adopted, with no shortage of vocal armchair experts on social media...

By Tim Acker 27 Jul 2020

Pepe Marais opens Nedbank IMC 2020, makes a case for creativity

Master of ceremonies Pepe Marais, co-founder and group CCO of Joe Public United, welcomed a virtual audience of Nedbank IMC 2020 delegates on behalf of Dale Hefer, CEO of the Integrated Marketing Conference (IMC) and Khensani Nobanda, group executive: Marketing at Nedbank...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Jul 2020

WATCH: Thulani Sibeko on Standard Bank's new brand repositioning

Standard Bank announced earlier this month that it has changed its brand positioning and tagline and adopted one that epitomises where it sees its role in Africa today...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Jul 2020

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