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Standard Bank signs multi-billion rand loan

2014-12-10 18:29

Standard Bank has signed a R8.6bn loan facility in London and more than 20 banks have taken part in the transaction.

Open innovation to boost business banking

2014-12-04 11:46

Open innovation and collaboration are increasingly becoming less of a differentiator and more of a ticket to the game, says an innovation expert.

Buying a car in December? Some tips...

2014-11-30 13:00

Car-buying is never an easy task, not even when there's a year-end bonus in the bank. Here are some tips to make that dreaded task a festive occasion...

Buying a car in December? Some tips...

2014-11-27 08:14

Car-buying is never an easy task, not even when there's a year-end bonus in the bank. Here are some tips to make that dreaded task a festive occasion...

Why Allan Gray loves Standard Bank

2014-11-14 13:55

Why one of Allan Gray's portfolio managers believes the argument between active and passive managers is over-simplified.

Moody's downgrades big five SA banks

2014-11-11 15:00

Moody's has downgraded the long-term deposit and senior debt ratings of the five largest South African banks and also looked at the IDC and Development Bank.

Top tips to prevent fuel-card fraud

2014-10-22 11:27

Depressing thought for fleet managers: Drivers pilfering from employers are responsible for 98% of fuel-card fraud. So says a report from Standard Bank - which says it has answers...

Perspective on Standard Bank's Tutuwa scheme

2014-10-13 13:28

A Fin24 user has a question about payouts by Standard Bank's Tutuwa Share Scheme.

Ecobank to focus on existing businesses: CEO

2014-10-06 09:45

Pan-African lender Ecobank plans to wind down its strategy of rapid expansion across Africa and focus on existing businesses, says its chief executive.

From making baby balm to winning R1m

2014-09-29 12:22

The belief that most moms want the best for their babies has led to two Cape Town-based sisters winning R1m in Standard Bank’s Think Big series.

From making baby balm to winning R1m

2014-09-25 15:01

The belief that most moms want the best for their babies has led to two Cape Town-based sisters winning R1m in Standard Bank’s Think Big series.

No vehicle finance despite good credit rating

2014-09-16 16:26

A Fin24 user is baffled, because his application for vehicle finance was declined despite his good credit rating.

Standard Bank warns internet, mobile users

2014-09-12 14:28

Learning from their hardware crash that affected its customers, Standard Bank has sent out an alert warning of a possible disruption on Sunday, due to scheduled maintenance.

What Standard Bank should have done - expert

2014-09-02 21:30

A crisis management expert gives her insight into how a company like Standard Bank could have acted when its system crashed.

Standard Bank: mobile app still sluggish

2014-09-02 14:02

Most of Standard Bank's platforms have returned to normal, while their app was not fully functional.

AS IT HAPPENED: Standard Bank systems crash

2014-09-01 11:48
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Standard Bank's system crashed on Monday, which was caused by a hardware fault, affecting ATMs, POS's, branches and online banking.

Insurers can reject quake damage pay-outs

2014-08-28 07:00

At least five insurers will not pay for damages to houses caused by the earthquake that hit the country if it has any links to mining, according to a study.

Business mentor

2014-08-26 07:20

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially when you don’t have an associate.

R699 scheme: Venter sues WesBank for R20bn

2014-08-24 11:48

The owner of Satinsky 128, the company taken to court over the R699 car sales scheme, wants to sue WesBank for R20bn.

Tax incentives

2014-08-22 07:24

The tax incentive will definitely entice investors to small businesses!

Time to venture into tax incentives

2014-08-21 16:10

The tax incentive will definitely entice investors to avail more funding to small businesses, says a finance expert.

Banking downgrade piles on economic pain

2014-08-20 17:53

Moody's surprise downgrade of the country's four top banks has sent shares in the lenders lower and piled further pressure on the economy.

How to expand your business

2014-08-20 15:22

Expanding your business requires capital and banks have stringent criteria in place to ensure they are lending the right businesses the appropriate funds.

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.

Standard Bank honoured for service to SMEs

2014-08-19 10:38

Standard Bank has won an award based on a global growth consulting firm's recent analysis of the market for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

 

Open innovation to boost business banking

2014-12-04 17:41

Open innovation and collaboration are increasingly becoming less of a differentiator and more of a ticket to the game, says an innovation expert.

A century's old bank for a century's old law firm

2014-12-02 09:43

ADVERTORIAL: With over 147 years in the legal profession, Garlicke & Bousfield has built a solid reputation as one of the leading law firms in KwaZulu-Natal.

Standard Bank sued over platinum price fixing

2014-11-27 15:40

Four companies sued in the US over claims that they conspired for eight years to manipulate prices for the precious metals platinum and palladium.

Not so common tips to help you save

2014-11-17 12:26

When it comes to saving, consumers may not be inspired to save as much as they aspire to spend, especially over the festive season, a banking expert says.

Africa on course for growing debt issuance

2014-11-13 12:17

Governments and companies in Africa continue debt issuance as investors continue to purchase high yield assets, according to Standard Bank.

Entrepreneurs left out in the cold

2014-10-22 18:14

The Treasury has not found ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs to grow within a highly constrained economy, says Standard Bank’s commercial banking head.

Driver training still 'a challenge' in SA

2014-10-15 13:12

Driver training is one of the single biggest interventions that can salvage the tarnished reputation of the transport sector, writes Toni Fritz, head of vehicle and asset finance at Standard Bank.

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.

How to win a million bucks

2014-09-29 17:06

The belief that most moms want the best for their babies has led to two Cape Town-based sisters winning R1m in Standard Bank’s Think Big series.

R1m for Cape entrepreneurs

2014-09-25 23:01

From making baby balm to winning R1m ... these sisters mean business!

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.

Big four banks performing well - PWC

2014-09-16 13:08

The four major banks in South Africa have posted combined headline earnings of R27.8bn, an increase of 13.1% in the six months ending June 2014, PwC says.

Standard Bank explains what happened

2014-09-03 16:11

The bank made a judgement call that it was going to take a couple of hours to switch over to a disaster recovery site, and so the tech team fixed it live.

Did bank communicate systems crash correctly?

2014-09-02 15:19

Standard Bank has explained how it communicated its systems crash and how it could improve on crisis communication.

Standard Bank apologises for technical glitch

2014-09-01 15:36

Standard Bank has apologised to its clients for technical glitches that lasted several hours on the first day of Spring.

Standard Bank systems crash

2014-09-01 11:26

Standard Bank customers have found themselves stranded in no man’s land on the first day of Spring, as the bank’s customer facing business experienced technical difficulties.

Bank downgrades bad news for consumers

2014-08-27 07:00

The downgrade of SA's four biggest banks means consumers will likely pay more when seeking loans and be subject to stringent credit checks, says an expert.

Call to boycott Standard Bank in Zimbabwe

2014-08-26 06:00

Workers of Stanbic Bank - a division of Standard Bank - have started a boycott campaign against the bank to demand a salary hike and perks.

Fitch leaves ratings downgrade unchanged

2014-08-22 13:40

The failure of African Bank would not see it lower its ratings for the five biggest SA banks as the likelihood of contagion is limited, says Fitch.

Negotiating with banks to write off debt

2014-08-21 18:58

A Fin24 user wants to know if there is a way to negotiate with banks in order for them to write off a debt.

S&P: No plans to downgrade SA banks

2014-08-21 11:58

Rating agency Standard & Poor's says it does not intend to downgrade SA's biggest lenders, easing concerns that Moody's cut could have a knock-on impact.

The value of a business mentor

2014-08-20 16:12

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, especially when you don’t have an associate with whom you can discuss your business and its challenges, says an expert.

How to expand your business

2014-08-20 15:21

Expanding your business requires capital and banks have stringent criteria in place to ensure they are lending the right businesses the appropriate funds, says Standard Bank.

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.

Standard Bank reports slight uptick in earnings

2014-08-14 10:27

Standard Bank has reported a slight uptick in first-half earnings, helped by growth in both earnings from lending and fee revenue.

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