ARTICLES RELATING TO ABSA

Building a house now costs 7.5% more

2016-08-19 17:51

The average cost of new housing build has increased by 7.5% year-on-year in the first half of 2016, compared to the corresponding period last year.

Absa clients fuming over double charge

2016-08-12 16:57

Frustrated Absa clients left out of pocket after being charged twice for a single transaction on their debit and credit cards are demanding answers from the bank.

Barclays Africa first-half profit slows as economic growth drops

2016-07-29 08:10

Absa's parent company Barclays Africa Group says first-half profit rose 3.7%, after credit impairments and non-performing loans increased and SA's economy shrank.

Absa launches 'world-first' Facebook Messenger banking

2016-07-19 16:59

Local financial services giant Absa [JSE:ABSP] has unveiled what it calls ‘ChatBanking for Facebook Messenger', a world-first use of the social network that allows customers to access their banking services.

FNB labels Absa Twitter banking a ‘fad’

2016-06-13 10:07

First National Bank has labelled social media banking as a passing fad but has affirmed that it's attempting to keep ahead of the technological curve.

Price more important as poor economy hits property buyers

2016-06-09 18:00

Affordability and mortgage finance are becoming increasingly important for prospective property buyers, says Jacques du Toit, property analyst at Absa Home Loans.

Make mobile banking data free, urge Fin24 users

2016-05-27 12:01

South African banks should move to zero-rate banking via mobile applications, Fin24 users have urged.

Deslin Naidoo: Re-defining active fund management

2016-05-23 20:07

It is not so much a question of active or passive fund mangement as broadening the definitions of active to make it more effective at an earlier stage, says an adviser.

Barclays plans further sales in Africa unit

2016-05-18 18:26

Barclays plans to continue selling further stakes in its South African business after cutting its holding to about 50%, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Old Mutual's insurance arm drops Oakbay - document

2016-05-10 19:15

Mutual and Federal has joined several other companies in cutting links with firms associated with members of the Gupta family, according to a company document.

 

Absa appoints Jason Quinn as financial director

2016-08-15 19:24

Jason Quinn has been appointed Barclays Africa Group financial director and financial director of Absa Bank.

How the cheapest bank in SA stacks up against the rest

2016-08-10 18:41

All four big banks are now in fierce competition with Capitec in the basic bank account market, a new report on bank charges shows.

Absa’s Facebook Messenger banking sparks security fears

2016-07-20 11:54

Fin24 users have expressed security concerns over Absa’s move to launch a ‘world-first’ Facebook Messenger internet banking service.

SHARE WATCH: Some defensive plays in volatile times

2016-07-11 12:18

Overberg Asset Management analyst Kirk Swart looks at defensive plays in this week's five shares to watch.

What SA's top 5 banks say about MMM

2016-06-10 07:30

As more and more MMM users complain about not being able to get cash from other users, SA’s top five banks respond to a query about the scheme's banking activity.

Absa assures customers: Twitter banking is safe

2016-06-06 10:51

Absa has assured customers of the safety of its new 'ChatBanking' platform that enables banking via social network Twitter.

Sonja Saunders: Focus shifting from big picture returns to investor needs

2016-05-23 20:18

Outcome-based investing is all about the dialogue, the handholding exercise and the expectation management of a client, says a financial adviser.

No data no problem, says Absa

2016-05-20 09:18

Absa Bank customers will no longer have to ensure that they have an active data bundle to transact via the online application, the bank has announced.

Ministers did meet with banks over Guptas, concedes Oliphant

2016-05-10 21:30

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has conceded that a meeting between cabinet ministers and South Africa’s four banks did take place.

Barclays to sell stake in Absa to PIC

2016-05-04 19:14

Barclays is selling shares representing 12% of Barclays Africa Group to pension fund Public Investment Corporation.

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