FNB opens its doors at Edendale Mall

2012-08-29 00:00

“MY title means nothing if I haven’t impacted someone else’s life positively or left an indelible mark,” says Sandile Myeza, the manager of FNB’s newly launched Edendale Mall branch.

Speaking to The Witness at the official launch yesterday, Myeza said banking was about empowering other people rather than oneself.

The Durban-born banking professional, who is only 25, is FNB’s youngest branch manager in KZN.

He is no stranger to Pietermaritzburg, having been educated at St Charles College.

A breath of fresh air in the banking world, Myeza has a team of 10 other staff members at the new branch, which is located at the Greater Edendale Mall.

“I say this with all the humility in the world, that I have been blessed with these opportunities.

“I always wanted to go into commerce, but I was not sure where I would go. I started at the bottom as a teller … and I have worked in just about every department in the bank.

“It’s a different experience every single day.

“People invest so much trust in you and you get to change people’s lives and add value to their lives.

“I walk in here every day to empower other people’s lives, not my own,” said Myeza.

The highly motivated Myeza is focused on furthering his professional development. Having cut short his commerce studies at Wits University, he spent the past few years working at FNB in Umkomaas and Bergville.

He is now in the process of completing a BCom degree through Unisa, majoring in economics.

FNB’s regional manager for KZN, David Montsho, told The Witness that it was vital that FNB establish a branch in the area and that it would meet the needs of consumers and business owners alike.

He said the new branch was a fully fledged facility that offered a range of products and services, including personal and business banking.

Five of the staff members are from Edendale; the rest are from other parts of the city.

The branch boasts self-service facilities like ATMs and automatic deposit terminals, as well as a telephone and Internet kiosk.

“We see the potential here. It is important for us to be represented here. The mere fact that we have a presence here … through our investment, says a lot about how we feel about the area,” Montsho said.

Absa launched its Edendale branch at the Greater Edendale Mall earlier this year, and other major banking players are already represented in the mall.

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