ARTICLES RELATING TO ABSA

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.

Radebe: Govt talks on banks' Gupta decision 'ongoing'

2016-04-29 14:31

The ministers involved in the stand-off between the big four banks and Gupta-owed Oakbay investments will report back in two weeks, Planning Minister Jeff Radebe says.

Barclays Africa to trial bank chatbot

2016-04-27 16:46

Absa Bank has announced that it will pilot a chatbot within the coming few weeks, claiming it is the first bank to do so in Africa.

DA snubs Guptas' Oakbay for meeting on banks

2016-04-25 14:19

The DA has refused to meet Oakbay Investments CEO Nazeem Howa, who apparently wrote to the party requesting a meeting regarding being blacklisted by SA's banks.

Absa Insurance to sell unit to Santam

2016-04-15 13:05

Absa Insurance Company has entered into an agreement to sell its intermediated commercial short-term insurance business.

 

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.

SA banks under pressure as economy stumbles

2016-04-28 16:26

South African banks are facing growing credit risks as the economy worsens, warns rating agency Standard & Poor's.

Banks: We respect constitutional right of Oakbay protesters

2016-04-26 18:29

South Africa's big banks say they respect Oakbay employees’ constitutional right to protest the move by banks to blacklist the Gupta-owned company.

Gupta saga: No talks yet between govt and banks

2016-04-24 18:08

The banks who ditched the Guptas' Oakbay Resources & Energy have no clue when they will be meeting government ministers to explain their actions.

Another case of ATM ‘white paper’ – has this happened to you?

2016-04-15 11:00

Another case has been reported of a customer receiving white paper from an ATM in between his notes, and finding he was short on cash.

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