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5 Reasons to Love ChatBanking on WhatsApp

By Suzanne Patterson, Senior Digital Product Owner (Retail & Business Banking), Absa Group Limited. How many times do you check your phone every day? Probably a good few. And if you’re like most other people with a smartphone in South Africa – or anywhere in the world, actually – chances are that it doesn’t end […]

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Money lessons we should be teaching our kids

  By Thami Cele, Head of Savings & Investments, Absa. We have unique relationships with each of our family members, friends and colleagues – but we all also have our own special relationship with money. Just take a moment to think of how you interact with yours (on the increasingly rare occasions that you happen […]

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Barclays Africa Group Relaunches as Absa Group with a Fresh New Look

Group starts trading on Johannesburg Stock Exchange as ‘Absa Group’ Absa Group to complete roll-out of new Absa brand design in SA in 2019 Absa Group to complete rebranding of Barclays subsidiaries in Africa in 2020 Barclays Africa Group Limited has officially been renamed Absa Group Limited and started trading under its new name and […]

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GTC launches inaugural Gap Cover Survey

Sanlam and Absa have emerged as the top-ranked medical Top-up –  often referred to as ‘Gap’ cover –  providers in South Africa, according to the first ever ranking of these product providers, conducted by leading wealth and advisory firm GTC. Sanlam was ranked as the leading provider of Gap cover for under 60-year olds, whilst […]

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It’s never too late to financially plan for your bundle of joy

By Viwe Diyasi, certified financial planner and general manager at Absa. Whether you’ve just found out you’re expecting a bundle of joy, or whether you are already starting to show, it’s never too late to financially plan for your bundle of joy. In fact, this is true whether you are married, single or divorced when you […]

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ABSA April PMI erases losses sustained in March

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) erased the losses sustained in March and edged back above the neutral 50-point mark in April, according to the Bureau for Economic Research. The index rose by 4 points to reach 50.9 index points in April. This is more or less in line with the level recorded […]

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Absa Appoints New Head of Insurance 

Following the unveiling of a new group strategy on March 1, Absa’s Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance (WIMI) division is pleased to announce the appointment of Dushen Naidoo as Managing Executive for its pan-African Insurance businesses. (more…)

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Barclays Africa announces changes to group structure and management

Barclays Africa announced today that the Group’s new growth strategy, announced on 1 March 2018 requires a change in operating models to deliver the three stated priorities: (i) restoring market leadership in core businesses, (ii) creating a thriving organisation; and (iii) building new propositions. “The new Group structure will consist of four businesses: Retail and Business Banking […]

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