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FNB adds iPhone to online sales platform

2012-10-16 10:23

Cape Town - First National Bank is offering clients the opportunity to buy the iPhone 4S over two years at no interest, as many await the official release of the iPhone 5 in SA.

FNB announced on its website that it was now offering the iPhone at R295 per month over two years, with no contract or interest added.

Existing cheque account holders can log on to the site and order the device directly from their internet banking platform.

FNB has been moving swiftly into the retail sector and the bank has already sold in excess of 100 000 devices through its online offers.

Users can purchase a range of devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 recently and it is expected that an announcement is imminent on the South African launch of the device.


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Comments
  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-16 10:44

    I'm getting confused as what exactly FNB is - a bank or a cellphone shop ? We all remember Absa's free internet for life exercise, not that the toys FNB sells are free, but a bank is bank is a bank - or is it ?

      lydonmcg - 2012-10-16 10:48

      Who cares? It's convenient and there's no interest. Must people always find reason to complain?

  • dries.reyneke - 2012-10-16 11:00

    Best price on price check is R5949. A lot less than FNB price.

  • afrikeni - 2012-10-16 11:05

    The exorbitant bank charges are not enough anymore, roll in selling gadgets at cheap price!

  • deon.meiring - 2012-10-16 11:47

    I have bank account with all the major banks. It is for different entities. FNB is by far the better of then all. They offer the lowest bank charges, and is the most inovative of them all.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-16 12:30

      Innovative banking? Is that the same as creative accounting? I just need solid, dependable service from my bank. I don't need my bank to provide cellphones, same as I will never bank with Vodacom or MTN.

      Blackpoison - 2012-10-16 13:20

      @stirrer....What's wrong with a bank offering cellphones or whatever? It's not like you're forced to buy it. It's just there for the convenience of the person that is looking for just that. It's like going to Checkers to buy a pack of rice and then complaining 'cause they sell wine as well.

  • zionpercival.pay - 2012-10-16 13:40

    Maybe Vodacom and other servers should get into the banking business

  • zionpercival.pay - 2012-10-16 13:44

    R295 per month for 2 years adds up to R7080. definitely not cheaper than anyone else around town.

  • kobus.botha.12 - 2012-10-16 14:57

    The R295 includes your monthly account fee, so its much less than what you see at pricecheck. Monthly account fee is R120!

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