Slowdown likely in nominal house price growth

2016-02-05 15:26

There has been a recent gradual rising trend evident in price growth in two categories of housing analysed in the latest Absa house price indices.

Average growth of mid-segment homes markedly lower

2016-01-19 21:00

Year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in SA was markedly lower in 2015 compared to the preceding two years, an Absa index shows.

AB InBev could consider local production - analyst

2016-01-15 14:07

An analyst at Absa Asset Management: Private Clients, Chris Gilmour, says brewing giant AB InBev could in future consider local production of some of its brands.

Fitch downgrades 4 South African banks

2015-12-13 12:19

Fitch rating agency has downgraded four of South Africa's big banks, while one bank was upgraded, in the wake of cutting the country's national debt to one notch above junk status.

BMW SA drops the Springboks

2015-11-23 16:04

BMW South Africa won't renew its sponsorship of the Springboks. The automaker says its decision has nothing to do with the outcome of the Rugby World Cup.

Absa's move to drop Springboks is 'dangerous' - EFF

2015-11-23 13:18

Absa Bank needs to look at itself first before pulling out of sponsorship renewal talks with the Springboks over their slow pace of transformation, the EFF says.

Absa Wealth feels differently about wealth

2015-10-29 09:35

ADVERTORIAL: In their current advertising campaign, Absa Wealth Management aims to answer that age-old question in a way that resonates with clients.

Middle, lower segments set to drive house price growth

2015-10-08 21:30

With strong demand for housing in the middle and lower segments, house price growth is expected to perform best in these areas, says an expert.

Absa launches access to UK-managed fund

2015-09-15 13:10

Absa Active Asset Management has announced its new partnership with UK-based Schroders will now provide local investors access to the Global Recovery Fund.

Five tips to cover your child's education

2015-08-31 16:26

Having a baby has financial implications too and most new and future parents need to start saving straight away, says an Absa expert.


Average growth of mid-segment homes markedly lower

2016-01-20 12:19

Year-on-year growth in the average value of middle-segment homes in SA was markedly lower in 2015 compared to the preceding two years, an Absa index shows.

Absa must fall – Maine

2016-01-18 18:33

ANC Youth League leader Collen Maine has closed his account at Absa, saying the bank and its owner, Barclays, is responsible for the rand taking strain.

Absa slams Barclays sale plans as 'speculation'

2015-12-17 15:34

Absa has declined to comment on “speculation” that Barclays intends to shed its R73bn controlling stake in its South African subsidiary.

MTN, Absa in free internet banking deal

2015-11-30 13:34

Customers of Absa who are also MTN users will have free access to the bank’s online app and mobile website.

Boks lose second sponsor in as many days

2015-11-23 15:14

The Springboks have lost a second sponsor in a matter of days with German car company BMW joining Absa in not renewing their contract.

We are going to occupy all Absa branches - Malema

2015-11-20 16:57

Julius Malema says the EFF are mobilising for "practical action" to address inequalities in the country – and their first target is Absa bank.

Absa to repay customers after interest rate error

2015-10-20 21:07

Absa is in the process of paying back millions of rand to credit card customers after it overcharged them with erroneous interest rates.

Building activity improves

2015-09-18 17:04

The number of new housing units for which building plans have been approved was up by around 5% y/y since January, with strong growth in flats and townhouses.

House price growth shows consumer strain

2015-09-08 15:26

Property analyst Jacques du Toit says the declining trend in house price growth in SA continues as consumers face price pressures and rising interest rates.

Rate hike pain to hit household credit

2015-08-31 11:45

The interest rate increases seen for this year and in 2016 will impact the affordability of credit and add to consumers’ financial strain, says a property analyst.

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