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Billy Lynch, Executive: Strategic Development at PPS.

PPS and Standard Bank partner on launching the PPS Platinum Credit Card

Using credit now and gaining long-term financial benefits may seem like worlds apart. That’s about to change. (more…)

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Is South Africa ready for a state-owned bank?

Author: Chantel van Zyl, Senior Associate and Rui Lopes, Associate, Banking & Finance Practice Group, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg. (more…)

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Qaqambile Dwayi

Optimism for return to growth for SA banking sector

  By Qaqambile Dwayi,  Analyst – SA Banks, and  Larissa van Deventer, Analyst – SA Insurance, Mazi Macquarie Securities. We are modestly optimistic for a return in growth for the banking sector in SA but expect promising growth in Africa to be a differentiating factor for valuations in the next year. We forecast loan growth alongside […]

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Cumesh Moodliar, Henry Blumenthal and Yuri Bender.

Investec wins again at 2018 Global Private Banking Awards

For an unprecedented sixth year in a row, Investec was named the best Private Bank and Wealth Manager in South Africa at the prestigious 2018 Global Private Banking Awards hosted by the Financial Times of London. (more…)

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Short-term Bank Deposit Complaints – the FAIS Ombud can help!

As a result of the introduction of the Financial Sector Regulation Act on April 1 of this year, the FSCA is now more than ever dedicated to regulating market conduct across all financial institutions in South Africa, the FAIS Ombud says in a statement published today. (more…)

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Standard Bank launches internet banking in Chinese

Successfully pilots in Angola October 2018, rest of continent to follow in 2019. Standard Bank has successfully launched its first Chinese internet banking site in Angola. (more…)

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Michael Jordaan, co-founder and chairperson of Bank Zero

Bank Zero starts first trial runs

Bank Zero Mutual Bank – which is more than 45% black-owned and 20% women-owned – was granted their licence, has integrated with the national payments systems of the South African Reserve Bank, and is currently Alpha testing their App-driven bank. (more…)

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It’s a buyers’ market for house sales

Correctly declare expenses in a home loan application

Consumers who fail to correctly declare expenses when completing a bond application may limit their chances of getting the best home loan deal possible.  (more…)

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