Economists split on rates call

2015-11-19 07:58

The SA Reserve Bank will probably raise interest rates in anticipation of a likely US interest rate lift-off in December, economists say.

FNB responds to rage over latest 'e-toll carrot'

2015-11-02 16:00

FNB does not actively promote any service provider or public entity, the bank says in response to what an an irate Fin24 user regards as "support" for e-tolls.

SA at risk of underestimating property value decline

2015-10-26 20:30

In South Africa, with its stagnating economy, the risk of underestimating the extent of future property value decline is possible, warns an expert.

Go on a saving adventure

2015-10-20 14:06

Ever been put off from saving because its a road less travelled and your previous attempts have not been successful? It may be time to go on a savings adventure.

Banks to drive SA's smart ID roll-out

2015-09-30 16:20

Government, with the help of banks, plans to replace 38 million green ID books with smart ID cards within five years.

SA property activity slowing - survey

2015-09-21 19:21

Activity in the SA residential property market indicates that it could be moving from "sideways to slowing", the FNB South African Estate Agent Survey shows.

FirstRand tightens lending rules on bad-debt levels

2015-09-10 13:24

FirstRand says that it will tighten its lending criteria to guard against rising bad debt levels resulting from South Africa’s economic slowdown.

Tips to be more credit smart

2015-08-31 17:16

Credit can be a useful tool only if you understand what credit is, how to get it and how to use it wisely, according to an expert at FNB.

House price growth in holiday towns tapering off

2015-08-18 18:00

Despite house price inflation in holiday towns remaining reasonably solid, the slowdown reflects the impact of tougher economic times, says FNB economist John Loos.

Tough times impact house price increases

2015-08-17 21:15

A more conservative residential property buying pattern should have a dampening impact on the more luxurious end of the residential market, a survey shows.


Relief, then grief for red meat lovers

2015-11-18 05:00

Consumers can expect a dip in red meat prices over the next two months, but thereafter must brace themselves for a significant price spike, warns an economist.

Late pick-up in holiday town residential demand

2015-10-30 18:00

Property transaction volumes in so-called holiday towns appear to have come back relatively strongly through 2014 and 2015 to date, according to an index.

Growth in SA mobile banking use - FNB

2015-10-22 14:02

An increasing number of South Africans are migrating their banking to mobile applications, says a financial institution.

Dusi gets new headline sponsor

2015-10-20 12:22

FNB has taken up the title sponsorship of the biggest canoeing event on the African continent, the Dusi Canoe Marathon.

Client not happy with FNB's 'advice'

2015-09-22 15:01

FNB has denied it refuses likely clients the chance to open bank accounts in response to a Fin24 user's concern that the bank may have discriminated against his partner.

Struggling home buyers can't afford deposits

2015-09-14 17:53

Financial constraints on consumers have increased the percentage of home buyers who have no means of paying a deposit, says ooba.

FNB eWallet transactions hit R1bn mark

2015-09-02 09:58

Money sent via First National Bank’s mobile money solution eWallet topped R1bn for the first time ever in July 2015.

Significant growth in township house prices

2015-08-19 13:04

The FNB House Price Index for areas formerly classified as “black townships” in the six major metro regions has risen by a very strong 17% year-on-year.

FNB to pump R400m in branch upgrade

2015-08-18 14:40

FNB says it will invest about R400m to upgrade existing and add new branches.

FNB re-appointed as bank of Gauteng government

2015-08-04 12:38

Gauteng has re-appointed First National Bank as its banker for the next five years, a contract worth an estimated R20m a year, according to finance MEC Barbara Creecy.

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