Major banks leave interest rates unchanged

2015-03-26 17:34

Major SA banks have indicated that they will leave their interest rates unchanged following the SA Reserve Bank's announcement that the repo rate will stay at 5.75%.

Credit rating is like a friendship - expert

2015-03-02 16:32

A Fin24 user is frustrated because he cannot get any credit at financial institutions, despite having come out of debt counselling.

SME's R3.5bn funds should also benefit scale-up businesses

2015-02-26 13:36

The R3.5bn budget allocation for SMEs was excellent news, but it should also benefit ‘scale-up’ businesses, says a bank expert.

Property ownership a 'land reform success story'

2015-02-10 20:00

Previously-disadvantaged race groups are buying in former white suburbs but progress has slowed down because of economic weakness, says a property expert.

Biometric ATMs to go 'mainstream' in SA

2015-02-06 10:20

It may be easier - and safer - to use your fingerprint to withdraw cash from your bank's ATM, rather than depending on a pass code which can be compromised.

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.


App enables cardless cash withdrawals

2015-03-17 12:18

Forgot your ATM card at home? There’s now an app for that, at least for one South African bank’s customers.

Customers slightly happier with SA banks - index

2015-03-02 14:03

SA banks have achieved slightly higher customer satisfaction scores in an index, with Capitec and FNB tops in perceived quality and exceeding expectations.

FNB Botswana profits drop

2015-02-20 18:30

FNB Botswana a unit of the FNB group, has recorded a drop in interim profits despite an increase in advances, say company executives in a statement.

Worry over debit orders and public holidays

2015-02-10 09:59

A Fin24 user wants to know how he can avoid bank penalties for debit orders that go off on a public holiday, as he is not in control of this.

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.

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