FNB kills safety deposit box service after heists

2017-03-13 14:35

Months after robbers hit hundreds of First National Bank safety deposit boxes, the bank is moving to discontinue safe custody storage at its branches.

Retirement death benefit: fund trustees can override deceased member’s instructions

2017-03-09 18:37

According to the Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator, the allocation of death benefits constituted the largest number of resolved cases.

FirstRand bucks low economic growth trend

2017-03-09 09:58

FirstRand has reported earnings growth across all its businesses, despite a challenging economic environment.

Mild increase in level of homes sold below previous purchase price

2017-03-06 20:16

The level of homes being resold at values below their previous purchase price has risen mildly in recent months, according to a property sector strategist.

Gordhan's Gupta court battle comes to a head

2017-02-10 16:15

Oakbay’s allegation that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan targeted the Gupta family is part of a conspiracy theory, court papers show.

Why fewer foreigners could buy property in SA

2017-02-01 20:03

While there may be a decline in foreigners buying property in SA, there was an increase in foreign buyers from the rest of Africa, says an expert.

How to benefit from stable interest rate

2017-01-25 16:12

The SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates unchanged gives consumers a timely reprieve as many are likely recovering from festive season spending.

Gordhan told big business to ‘clip the Guptas’ wings’ – affidavit

2017-01-20 12:00

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s bid to obtain a court order on the closure of Oakbay’s bank accounts is ‘unnecessary’ and part of a ‘smear campaign’, says the Gupta family.

Can you still trust banks to keep your valuables safe?

2017-01-15 06:08

Some FNB customers had a miserable festive season and start to 2017 after hundreds of safe-deposit boxes containing important documents, family heirlooms and other precious items were stolen following two heists at FNB’s Parktown branch.

Cape tougher for first-time home buyers than Gauteng

2017-01-12 08:58

On average, first-time home buyers have had it tougher last year, according to the FNB Estate Agent Surveys for 2016.


SA banks not under threat - FNB CEO

2017-03-10 11:33

Despite calls to launch probes into banks and criticism of South Africa's banking system, FNB CEO Jacques Celliers says it is something to be proud of.

FNB's digitisation strategy pays off - CEO

2017-03-09 18:35

The growth in FNB’s earnings can be attributed to the bank’s digitisation strategy which was embarked on 10 years ago, said CEO Jacques Celliers.

SA's biggest heists

2017-03-09 08:40

From chiselling into safe rooms to drugging security guards, South Africa’s most high-profile heists are the stuff movies are made of.

FNB investigating Molefe’s ANC membership forms

2017-02-28 17:44

First National Bank has told News24 that it is investigating the stamp on one of Brian Molefe’s alleged ANC membership forms.

Strong semigration push to W Cape, Gauteng

2017-02-02 19:01

So-called "semigration" to the Western Cape from other parts of the country is going full steam ahead, says a household and property sector strategist.

FNB in talks to reimburse victims of safety box heist

2017-01-26 13:47

The bank plans to initiate settlement discussions to reimburse the customers whose safety boxes were stolen in heists that took place at Johannesburg branches.

Is Western Cape property market losing steam?

2017-01-24 05:31

There have recently been clear signs that the Western Cape property market has been slowing, says John Loos, household and property sector strategist at FNB.

#FNBHeists: How safe are bank vaults?

2017-01-16 17:35

Consumers are urged to seek advice from their insurance companies on incidents such as that of FNB in which prized items locked away in safety deposit boxes were stolen.

Slight stir in SA residential property market

2017-01-13 14:05

Estate agents surveyed in the FNB Estate Agent Survey are perceiving a slightly stronger level of activity in the residential property market.

Why buy-to-let properties could become more enticing

2017-01-10 14:27

Rental inflation could noticeably be outpacing weak house price inflation, making buy-to-let properties an attractive buying opportunity, says a strategist.

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