Property market on the rise

2015-01-27 17:37

The property market appears to be strengthening after a "lull" in the residential sector in the first half of 2014, says First National Bank.

Townships trump suburban house growth

2015-01-19 13:27

House price growth in former black township areas has outperformed major metro residential markets in 2014, says First National Bank.

Higher demand for new construction work

2015-01-14 15:36

Civil contractor confidence was higher in the fourth quarter of 2014 despite pressure on actual construction work and profitability, according an index.

Uncle allegedly influenced nephew to commit fraud

2015-01-12 20:10

A man who was allegedly influenced by his uncle to fraudulently obtain a homeowner bond has testified against his uncle in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town.

Mild average house price increases expected

2015-01-06 11:53

The housing market has improved somewhat in 2014 and indications are it will continue to strengthen, says an expert.

Consumer confidence edges up

2014-12-11 12:38

Consumer confidence has edged up from negative territory in the fourth quarter of 2014, although it remained below the key long-term average reading of 5, a survey shows.

FNB ordered to un-Steve

2014-12-07 11:43

The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered First National Bank to withdraw its 'Steve' advertisements as it is harmful to children.

Oil, food key to SA property market - expert

2014-12-01 12:22

Global oil and food markets have been key to South Africa's residential property market performance, according to FNB's property barometer.

Bad credit record because of forgotten account

2014-11-24 10:51

A Fin24 user was surprised to find he has a bad credit record for an overdue account he could not remember having opened.

Banner wars: FNB now taken to task

2014-11-19 17:28

With the Cell C banner drama fresh on people's minds, a 5-year anti-FNB campaign has gone viral, sparking fears that more consumers will deal with issues this way.

Rise of mobile money in Africa

2014-11-05 10:06

There is good news for the development of products and services in the mobile money and digital payments ecosystem, said an expert presenting at AfricaCom.

Pay devices cause duplicate card transactions

2014-10-21 12:28

Certain merchant pay point devices have caused duplicate card transactions to occur on the accounts of a number of consumers.

If you want a bigger house, follow these rules

2014-10-10 13:26

Upgrading your property depends on timing an interest rate peak as well as knowing if your property is worth an upgrade at all, says a property expert.

Growing the franchise industry

2014-10-09 18:00

FNB will be hosting the third annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit in Johannesburg on October 15 and Cape Town on November 19.

Credit card fraud declines

2014-10-08 14:20

Credit card fraud has dropped by 15% in South Africa over the past year, but consumers still do not protect their PIN code, research has showed.

Nene: Banking sector downgrade unlikely

2014-10-07 07:00

The government is of the view that a further downgrade to the banking sector is highly unlikely, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.


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Considerations before moving in together

2014-09-22 15:08

Many couples consider moving in together at some stage in their relationships and it is important to consider the financial implications of living together.

Consumers more likely to service future debt

2014-09-10 13:08

There has been a decline in the household sector's vulnerability to service its future debt, says First National Bank.

Have a banking tablet, says FNB

2014-08-26 12:50

First National Bank has announced that it will offer customers a digital banking platform at a lower cost.

SA's banking sector is healthy - Sarb

2014-08-20 07:00

The South African Reserve Bank has disputed Moody's decision to downgrade Standard Bank, FirstRand, Absa and Nedbank and put them on review for further cuts.

Consumers reduce 'luxuries' to afford homes

2014-08-15 13:02

Households are reducing property "luxuries" in order to address the long term deterioration in home affordability, according to an expert.

You too can be a business dynamo

2014-08-13 09:41

If you don’t believe in yourself, you will never know if you can succeed in business, says Kalyani Pillay, CEO of the South African Bank Risk Association.

Don't let weddings bankrupt you

2014-08-12 10:12

It is important to consider your budget carefully to ensure you do not put yourself at a financial disadvantage because of someone else’s big day, says FNB.

Getting rid of co-applicant on a bond

2014-08-06 16:29

A Fin24 user wants to get rid of the co-applicant he has on his bond, but is puzzled by the new term the bank has determined.


Festive season 'burns' SA online retailers

2015-01-21 13:19

South African retailers let their greed get the better of them and lost money over the festive season to criminal gangs, according to a local digital payments company.

R1.4m bond application caused suspicion

2015-01-14 20:23

An application for a R1.4m bond for a home priced at R820 000 created a suspicion of fraud, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Cape Town has heard.

Five financial resolutions to stick to in 2015

2015-01-14 12:00

New Year's resolutions come and go, but one aspect of your life where you should try to change resolutions into habits is your finances.

Property prognosis positive for 2015 - FNB

2015-01-12 13:55

The residential property industry is expected to be generally positive in 2015, First National Bank says.

Glitch hits FNB website

2014-12-23 14:47

First National Bank has experienced minor website problems as its internet banking portal partially went down.

SA’s finance sector banking more on big data

2014-12-08 09:15

But a lack of skills is a key factor holding back the widespread adoption of the technology concept among the country’s top banks, according to an expert.

Building confidence is at a six-year high

2014-12-02 10:23

Building confidence in SA has hit its highest levels since 2008, boosting work across the building value chain, according to the latest FNB/BER building confidence index.

FNB's Steve ad under fire

2014-11-30 11:54

The advertising watchdog has reportedly received complaints over FNB's 'Steve' ads, which states it insinuates that everyone with the name Steve is stupid.

Beware of angry consumers - expert

2014-11-20 07:00

In a world where customers are becoming ever more demanding, companies cannot be seen as abusing their customers – even when customers are wrong, an expert says.

Women entrepreneurs on the increase

2014-11-17 11:38

The main challenge is ensuring that women who have started businesses get the necessary support to not only survive, but thrive, says an expert.

Fear not Steve, there’s a way out

2014-11-02 09:55

Steve has been around for over three years now, but FNB is looking for new ways to keep the character alive and more relevant than ever.

FNB takes Silicon Cape to new heights

2014-10-15 12:29

FNB and Silicon Cape announced a three-year strategic partnership worth R1m per annum in funding and resource support to boost business activity in South Africa.

Tips to help your adult child buy their first house

2014-10-10 13:10

Parents can play a vital role using their own healthy credit profile to help their young adult daughter or son purchase their first home, says a home loans expert.


Upgrading your property depends on timing an interest rate peak as well as knowing if your property is worth an upgrade at all, says a property expert.

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Credit card fraud declines

2014-10-08 12:16

Credit card fraud has dropped by 15% in South Africa over the past year, but consumers still do not protect their PIN code, research has showed.

Consumer confidence deteriorates

2014-10-02 12:11

Consumers’ view of their own household finances has deteriorated compared to the relatively optimistic readings recorded in the second quarter of 2014.

Bank benefits lure clients - study

2014-09-24 14:15

Competition among banks has risen and some reward schemes on bank accounts seem to be of great benefit to clients, says Solidarity.

Construction in SA slows - index

2014-09-22 12:32

Construction work and overall profit have dropped, despite a rise in civil construction confidence in the third quarter of 2014, shows an index.

Further rise in prime interest rate predicted

2014-09-01 10:40

As a result of expected interest rate hikes, FNB expects a slower average house price growth rate in 2015 compared to 2014.

Choose the right location for your franchise

2014-08-21 16:32

As a franchise owner, you have a number of factors to consider before you can open the doors to your own franchise, says an expert.

Moody's cuts ratings of four more top banks

2014-08-19 18:27

Moody's has downgraded the credit rating of Standard Bank, Absa, FNB and Nedbank after Capitec suffered the same fate.

Various activities planned for Portside building

2014-08-14 17:00

Various activities are planned at the new Portside building, the highest building in Cape Town, to benefit the community of Cape Town.

Building constrained in SA - FNB report

2014-08-13 05:30

Building characteristics have reflected far less exuberance in the post-2008/9 recovery, compared to pre-2008 boom period.

Mild slowing in house price growth expected

2014-08-11 13:10

Gradually rising interest rates are expected to slow down growth in residential demand in the near term, but in a moderate way, says an expert.

Saving on investment fees and more

2014-08-05 19:33

Reviewing your financial position on a regular basis means taking an in-depth look at your assets and liabilities.

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