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Standard Bank buys SnapScan maker, Firepay

Standard Bank buys SnapScan maker, Firepay

Standard Bank has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Firepay – the team behind South Africa’s largest mobile payments product, SnapScan.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 9 December, 2016
SLOW lounge access: FNB giveth, and FNB taketh away

SLOW lounge access: FNB giveth, and FNB taketh away

FNB has made changes to its rules for free visits to its Slow lounges around the world.

Banking - By MyBroadband | 9 December, 2016
Here are your new banking fees for 2017

Here are your new banking fees for 2017

Standard Bank, Absa and Nedbank have announced changes to their banking fee structures for 2017 – here’s what you can expect to pay.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 8 December, 2016
Standard Bank to launch new forex trading app

Standard Bank to launch new forex trading app

Standard Bank will unveil a new forex trading app, set to go live on the Apple and Android app stores over the coming days.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 6 December, 2016
FNB closed Guptas’ bank accounts over suspicions of money laundering

FNB closed Guptas’ bank accounts over suspicions of money laundering

FirstRand closed the Guptas’ bank accounts because it suspected they were being used for money laundering, the banking group said in a High Court affidavit.

Banking - By MyBroadband | 4 December, 2016
The best and worst banks in South Africa for customer service

The best and worst banks in South Africa for customer service

New data from marketing and research firm, BrandsEye, reveals which South African banks have drawn the most positive and negative sentiment among customers over the past year – and which bank offered the best service.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 2 December, 2016
Nedbank launches new ‘interactive’ ATM

Nedbank launches new ‘interactive’ ATM

Nedbank has launched a new “interactive” ATM – a first for Africa – giving customers access to live teller services over video, at any time, right from the machine.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 25 November, 2016
How much poorer South Africans are in 2016 – including the super-rich

How much poorer South Africans are in 2016 – including the super-rich

A new Global Wealth Report shows how a weaker local currency has meant fewer South Africans sitting round the table of the top 1% of global wealth holders.

Banking, Wealth - By Staff Writer | 22 November, 2016
5 tips for getting your new business off to the best start

5 tips for getting your new business off to the best start

Andile Hote, Head of New Business at Mercantile Bank, shares insights on what it takes to build a solid foundation for a business.

Banking, Business - By Staff Writer | 20 November, 2016
Here are tips for safe banking during festive season

Here are tips for safe banking during festive season

With the festive season fast approaching, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) has launched a safe banking campaign to empower people with information to ensure that they bank safely.

Banking - By SA News | 19 November, 2016
D-day looms again for South Africa’s credit status

D-day looms again for South Africa’s credit status

Markets will again be tested as South Africa faces a final interest rates decision of the year, and a credit rating review from Moody’s next week.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 18 November, 2016
SA banks warned over rising ‘problem loans’

SA banks warned over rising ‘problem loans’

South Africa’s sluggish economy will likely lead to a rise in problem loans at SA’s four biggest banks, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report this week.

Banking - By News24Wire | 8 November, 2016
12 tips to reduce your car insurance premiums

12 tips to reduce your car insurance premiums

Wesbank provides 12 tips to assist consumers in making their insurance premiums more affordable amid a tough economic climate.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 6 November, 2016
Standard Bank launches UCount for business – here’s how it works

Standard Bank launches UCount for business – here’s how it works

Standard Bank is introducing UCount Rewards for Business, an SME-focused spin-off of its long running UCount loyalty rewards system.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 3 November, 2016
Rise in South African consumers applying for debt review – here is when you should consider it

Rise in South African consumers applying for debt review – here is when you should consider it

FNB warns that applying for debt counselling should be carefully considered as there are both advantages and consequences to this debt relief option.

Banking - By Staff Writer | 2 November, 2016
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