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Protecting the privacy of clients’ data

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make their sites a safer place for individuals. HTTPS encrypts communications that are sent between an individual’s browser and the website they’re connected to, meaning that information submitted is harder to intercept and understand. (more…)

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Former Minister of Finance, Mr Nhlanhla Nene

On Ethics and Activism: South Africa’s Nene Moment

Revelations by former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene on his meetings with the controversial Gupta family sparked outrage among South Africans and was met with calls for his axing. In his testimony to the Zondo Commission on State Capture, the former Minister was faced with the stark outcome of his ethical decisions. His resignation and replacement […]

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How businesses can spot the set of conditions that enable fraud to occur 

Economic crime is harming businesses at a staggering rate throughout the world. Digital innovation and technology has also given rise to new attack surfaces for economic criminals and fraudsters, with the rate of instances growing at exponential levels. (more…)

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Striking a balance to best finance your business

With several available options to finance your business, figuring out which is best for you can be both daunting and confusing. Entrepreneurs typically hate asking for finance, which often means that they’ll pick the “path of least resistance” rather than the correct option for their business. Frank Knight, CEO of Debtsource, unpacks different financing options and […]

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Standard Bank and Merchant Capital provide SME lending solution

Standard Bank has joined forces with Merchant Capital to provide an innovative working capital solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by enabling them to access upfront cash advances which are repaid via their incoming point-of-sale receipts. The new financing solution will be called Merchant Capital Advance in collaboration with Standard Bank, and is targeted […]

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FNB solves SME needs through digital innovation

FNB has announced that SMEs can now completely switch or open a new bank account in less than five minutes through selfie authentication and digital KYC on the FNB App. This paperless cheque account opening process uses biometric technology to validate the business and its owner, allows the SME to order and courier new cards, […]

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SMEs – What You Need to Know About the VAT Rate Increase

For the first time in 25 years, South Africans were hit with a value-added tax (VAT) rate increase – from 14% to 15% – further increasing the cost of living for consumers and leaving them with less disposable income to support local small businesses. (more…)

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Mags Ponnan, Head of the Business Incubator at FNB Business

Five considerations for start-ups that are looking for funding

Many entrepreneurs in South Africa consider funding to be a major stumbling block when it comes to starting or growing a business. In this tough environment where a majority of start-ups fail within the first 5 years of operations, the type of funding that a startup secures to either launch or grow a business often […]

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