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Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago
Repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

The repurchase rate remains unchanged at 6.75% per year, says Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago...

42 minutes ago

Is South Africa ready for a state-owned bank?
Is South Africa ready for a state-owned bank?

The proposed amendments to the South African Banks Act will pave the way for a state-owned bank to be established on equal footing with privately owned banks...

By Chantel van Zyl and Rui Lopes 14 hours ago

Mbhele in conversation with Bizcommunity at Design Indaba 2018.
Sydney Mbhele steps up as CEO for Sanlam brand division

NEWSWATCH: Sydney Mbhele, formerly the marketing and communications officer for the Liberty Group, will be chief executive of brand for financial services group Sanlam with effect from 1 April...

17 hours ago

Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2019: It's all about fintech

Innovations in the fintech space is showing no signs of slowing down. Here's what we can expect in 2019...

By Dominique Collett 3 days ago

Fireworks illuminate the sky around a huge euro sculpture. Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
The euro at 20: An enduring success but a fundamental failure

New Year's Day 1999 saw the largest monetary changeover in history. On that date, just 20 years ago, 12 members of the European Union formally adopted a brand-spanking-new currency, the euro...

By Barry Eichengreen 11 Jan 2019

Evolving from banking to bAInking
Evolving from banking to bAInking

Banks are turning to the likes of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to respond to customers' demand for an always-on, immediately responsive customer experience...

By Vishal Barapatre 9 Jan 2019

Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand
Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand

Mastercard has announced that it will be dropping its name from its iconic logo in select contexts...

9 Jan 2019

Felix Antonysamy, business development head, banking – Africa, Wipro Limited.
Boosting blockchain adoption in SA

The blockchain dream is one of secure, seamless , transparent, trusted and convenient transactions...

By Felix Antonysamy 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly
#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly

Social credit scores are set to be one of the trending terms for 2019. However, not all credit scores are created equal (or with equally good intentions)...

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Jan 2019

Ernest North, co-founder at Naked
#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

South African business headlines were dominated by corporate disgrace in 2018...

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

Nasreen Saunders, CEO & founder of Umphakathi weAfrika
#BizTrends2019: Bitcoin - changing money since '09

On 9th January, Bitcoin - that mystically cryptic medium of exchange of invisible money (cryptocurrency) directly to another person (peer-to-peer) - turns 10...

By Nasreen Saunders 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Banking and finance law - big changes on the cards
#BizTrends2019: Banking and finance law - big changes on the cards

The Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill of 2018 will most likely be promulgated during the course of next year, alongside sweeping amendments to the Banks Act, 1990. Together, these will provide some of the biggest amendments to South Africa's banking and financial industry sectors in recent years...

By Bridgett Majola and Rui Lopes 7 Jan 2019

Francois Groepe
Sarb deputy governor quits

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) has confirmed the resignation of Deputy Governor Francois Groepe...

3 Jan 2019

#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints new marketing and communications agencies
#NewBiz: Nedbank appoints new marketing and communications agencies

After an extensive search, Nedbank has appointed the successful agencies selected to work on its through-the-line, sponsorship and digital marketing communication strategies, effective 2019...

27 Dec 2018

Bradley Wattrus
3 financing options for small businesses

Entrepreneurs need capital to get a business off the ground, or to fund expansion, improve cash flow, or buy inventory to meet consumer demand...

By Bradley Wattus 20 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

Have your say on Financial Institutions Bill
Have your say on Financial Institutions Bill

National Treasury has invited the public to provide comments on the draft Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill 2018, which was published today, together with an explanatory policy paper that sets out the policy rationale for the bill...

11 Dec 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A mark, a yen, a buck or a pound

A truism set to music in the Kander & Ebb musical "Cabaret" is that money makes the world go round...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 7 Dec 2018

Photo: The Street
Deutsche Bank: How the mighty have fallen

We live in an age where venerable, almost revered, institutions has been exposed to have feet of clay. Deutsche Bank is the latest to reveal a shady underbelly...

By Murray Gunn 5 Dec 2018

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Big banks don't cry - but new research shows maybe they should

Though the finance sector has upped the ante on digital innovation, it's still battling to create authentic emotional connections with consumers...

By James Wilson 3 Dec 2018

Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering
Money mules. A growing trend in money laundering

Banks are using biometrics (fingerprint identification) to verify account holders.Although this brings greater security to minimise identity theft and impersonation, it has created a loophole...

28 Nov 2018

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago
Sarb hikes repo rate by 25 basis points

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has increased the repurchase rate (repo) by 25 basis points, effective 23 November...

23 Nov 2018

Prudential Authority imposes sanctions on HSBC Bank
Prudential Authority imposes sanctions on HSBC Bank

The Prudential Authority (PA) has imposed administrative sanctions on the Johannesburg branch of HSBC Bank for non-compliance with aspects of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act...

12 Nov 2018

Bernard Agulhas, CEO of IRBA
IRBA reports to Parliament on VBS

The IRBA told Parliament that it has followed the VBS Mutual Bank developments from the time the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) placed the bank under curatorship...

8 Nov 2018

Kuben Naidoo
VBS in the red by R372m

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo says unaudited restated financial statements show that VBS Mutual Bank has a negative equity position of R372m.

7 Nov 2018

Advocate Terry Motau
President: We must act against those who destroyed VBS

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the fraud and corruption that took place at VBS was a tragedy against the most vulnerable in society, and that action must be taken against those responsible for the crime.

6 Nov 2018

Kuben Naidoo, South African Reverse Bank deputy governor and CEO of the country’s Prudential Authority. Flickr/UNU-WIDER
Explainer: lessons from the collapse of a small South African bank

The South African Reserve Bank placed VBS, a small mutual bank, under curatorship in March this year against a backdrop of a serious liquidity crisis...

By Jannie Rossouw 5 Nov 2018

These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes
These are SA's favourite loyalty programmes

Pharmacy and beauty retail is leading the charge when it comes to loyalty programmes in South Africa. Clicks Clubcard has remained at the top as the most used loyalty programme...

2 Nov 2018

Standardbank team announced as the country’s most valuable brand at the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands.
Local banks shine at inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Awards

Standard Bank was crowned the country's most valuable brand at the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands when it launched at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Nov 2018

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