Practical support helps BEE businesses grow

2014-07-22 12:49

With the right support, there is no reason why more entrepreneurs in South Africa shouldn’t be able to take their businesses to the next level, an expert says.

BBBEE legislation changes boost growth

2014-07-22 05:00

Changes to BBBEE legislation have provided impetus for small business growth.

SMEs: How to access finance

2014-07-15 05:00

Standard Bank highlights ways for you to access to finance for your SME.

Franchise mania hits SA

2014-07-11 05:00

Franchising, which is presently contributing nearly 10% to SA’s GDP, is set to increase contribution into 2014. And there's good news for Africa (see graphic)

Gauteng the top dog for years to come

2014-07-09 05:00

Gauteng’s economy will continue to be the most dominant in the country until at least 2017, with finance eventually moving to the top spot over the construction industry.

How to avoid the cash flow crunch

2014-07-04 06:00

A cash flow crunch often occurs in small businesses trying to balance cash coming in with cash going out. Watch this video to help you improve ...

The essense of a business

2014-06-24 12:11

Entrepreneurs who know where their businesses stand financially are the most successful.

Standard Bank wants to double commercial banking

2014-06-04 16:49

Standard Bank aims to double its commercial banking business over the next three years.

Mobile payment app launced

2014-05-21 16:45

Standard Bank has launched its first mobile payments app that allows consumers to pay for their purchases with their smartphones.

Standard will wait for right Nigeria asset - CEO

2014-05-09 09:07

Standard Bank wants to expand its Nigeria operations and sees growth and return on equity as key criteria for any potential acquisition, says its CEO.

BNP Paribas to buy RCS for R2.65bn

2014-04-10 11:15

BNP Paribas, France's largest bank, has offered to buy unsecured lender RCS Group for R2.65bn from retailer Foschini Group and Standard Bank for R2.65bn.

Standard to acquire Francophone footprint

2014-04-03 10:52

Standard Bank has appointed a French-speaking person to tackle challenges it will face as it aims to set up shop in French-speaking countries on the continent.

Call to revive agriculture co-ops

2014-03-19 15:20

Something akin to the co-operatives of the past will be needed for smaller scale agriculture, according to an expert.

Kenya, Nigeria champion mobile payments

2014-03-03 18:06

Kenya and Nigeria are the top two countries in Africa to adopt mobile payment technology, according to Standard Bank.

ConCourt to rule on credit case

2014-02-19 20:00

The Constitutional Court is expected to hand down judgment in an application for leave to appeal a ruling involving a consumer who was in arrears with Standard Bank.

Rand impacts vehicle prices

2014-02-03 16:55

Pressure of the rand exchange rate has impacted new vehicle prices, despite vehicle prices having grown at a lower rate than that of CPI, says an expert.

Standard Bank under fire for lax controls

2014-01-23 13:36

The UK arm of South Africa's Standard Bank Group has been fined £7.6m for lax anti-money laundering controls of corporate customers.

We did not give Sanral cell number - bank

2014-01-08 14:49

Standard Bank says it will probe a Fin24 user's complaint that his wife received an SMS message from Sanral on a cell number he says only the bank had access to.

Standard Bank, MTN laud Madiba's humanity

2013-12-06 09:55

Standard Bank and MTN have remembered former President Nelson Mandela for his relentless pursuit of freedom and democracy.

Wallet nightmare: Which bank scores best

2013-11-19 07:14

How would your bank react if you suddenly find yourself without your bank cards? Adriaan Kruger canvassed a few banks to find out.

Customers can relax, despite banking security breach

2013-10-18 09:31

Banking customers should not be too concerned about the breach in security that saw the institutions lose millions to an international card fraud syndicate.

Bank official guilty of fraud

2013-10-03 19:02

A gambling addict who was a private banker has been found guilty on of multiple counts of fraud, after she cost Standard Bank R1.2m.

Business basics

2013-09-27 07:49

Good administration and documentation set a solid foundation for any business.

Registering a business: Know your options

2013-09-25 07:43

Entrepreneurs have two options when it comes to registering a business and both have requirements that must be fully considered before a decision is made.


Tech-readiness good for business

2014-07-18 05:00

Consumers are increasingly turning to the internet because of the ease of accessibility and convenience it offers, says Standard Bank.

R699 car drivers moving forward

2014-07-13 11:50

Satinsky clients are taking action as information about the group’s undoing and possible fraud comes to light.

Standard Bank has $170m exposure to China

2014-07-10 13:37

Standard Bank says it has total exposure of about $170m worth of aluminium that is at risk over possible fraud at China's Qingdao port.

SMEs: Be prepared for change to thrive

2014-07-07 05:00

Business today is a rapidly changing, competitive place where the only constant is change, says Standard Bank. How will you change to succeed?

The glue that holds a business together

2014-07-01 14:10

Any entrepreneur will tell you that enthusiasm, commitment and dedicated service is the lifeblood of their business. But is it really?

Standard Bank hopes to grow

2014-06-06 16:14

Standard Bank aims to double its commercial banking business over the next three years.

Bad debt blow for Standard Bank

2014-05-29 09:46

Standard Bank has warned that bad debts have ticked higher, the latest sign that borrowers remain under pressure from a weak economy.

Standard to up Francophone Africa footprint

2014-05-09 14:34

Standard Bank plans to use its presence in the Ivory Coast to expand its service offering across the rest of Francophone Africa.

Get free petrol from your bank

2014-04-27 12:04

A quick survey of the large retail banks shows that motorists have to date received more than R300m worth of free petrol.

Tech driving new SA banking strategy

2014-04-08 11:32

The line between financial institutions and retailers is becoming thin as banks go on the charm offensive with technology rewards as a way to appeal to customers.

Standard Bank to list first SA palladium ETF

2014-03-20 10:57

Standard Bank is set to list South Africa's first palladium-backed exchange-traded fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Monday.

Lending propels Standard Bank earnings

2014-03-06 11:04

Standard Bank has reported a better-than-expected 14% rise in full-year after booking strong income from lending.

Standard Bank case upheld

2014-02-20 17:51

The Constitutional Court has upheld a ruling in favour of Standard Bank on its notification to a consumer to enforce a credit agreement.

Upswing in owner-occupied commercial property

2014-02-11 17:15

Businesses have been looking to purchase buildings for their own use rather than opting to rent their business premises, says an expert.

Tips for Standard Bank

2014-01-28 16:36

Standard Bank must treat customers with more respect and service if they wish to grow their business and protect their brand, Fin24 users say.

A better credit rating for car finance

2014-01-17 16:35

A Fin24 user wants to know how she could improve her credit rating in order to qualify for more car finance.

14 predictions for 2014

2014-01-03 07:11

Adriaan Kruger takes a look at what the new year may hold for South Africa.

Standard Bank free of R528m fine

2013-12-01 15:02

A legal panel has overturned a R528m fine against Standard Bank, reversing a ruling last year that the bank had dealt improperly with the shares of a union pension fund.

Standard Bank app lands on Windows Phone

2013-11-11 09:15

Standard Bank has made its application available for the Windows Phone operating system, the company announced.

ConCourt to hear Standard Bank credit case

2013-11-06 19:17

The Constitutional Court will hear an application for leave to appeal a ruling about the notification of a consumer who was in arrears with Standard Bank.

Banks hit by card fraud syndicate

2013-10-16 16:36

Banks have lost millions of rands due to an international fraud syndicate that stole card details from restaurant chains, the Payments Association of SA says.

Balloon payments over-blown?

2013-09-27 11:01

Auto shows are a lot like sweet shops - you want everything you see. Just like the 2013 Johannesburg auto show, says WesBank's Chris de Kock with a serious warning on credit buying.

Bank responds to white widow debt claims

2013-09-26 10:56

Standard Bank has refused to say much about reports that Samantha Lewthwaite, a British woman wanted in connection with the Nairobi mall attacks, had her debt written off while in South Africa.

Probation: what it entails

2013-09-23 15:19

Lack of clarity about employee performance can cause misunderstandings, unhappy staff and ultimately even labour issues, warns an expert.

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