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.

SA banks stable, despite headwinds

2013-09-18 16:22

The South African banking system remains stable, in spite of the challenging local and global economic climate, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Don’t write the rand off yet – economist

2013-08-22 13:28

While some experts predict that the rand will be close to R11/$ by the end of the year, a Standard Bank economist has a different view.

Standard Bank intensifies push into Africa

2013-08-19 16:07

Standard Bank Group is setting up representative offices in Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, the lender's latest push into sub Saharan Africa, where it already has operations 18 countries.

SA is saving - but not the Western way

2013-08-09 11:57

South Africans are saving in their own unique way by means of stokvels, whose members invest over R44bn per year, says an industry expert.

Standard Bank to sell UK commodity arm

2013-07-31 10:21

Standard Bank has been in talks to sell its London commodity trading business to its shareholder Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, a source says.

People's Wheels: SA's top cars

2013-07-23 13:53

South African car enthusiasts swing between affordability and aspiration when choosing their Car of the Year, according to SA's People’s Wheels Awards.

Setting achievable savings goals

2013-07-01 07:48

Getting what you want becomes easy when saving becomes a habit and you set achievable goals, even for specific purposes.

Standard Bank to axe staff

2013-06-18 15:01

Standard Bank says it would lay off 148 people in its information technology operations to reduce duplication of roles.

Fin24 users finger banks over fraud

2013-05-03 17:41

Fin24 users are up in arms after being scammed out of thousands from their bank accounts in cases often involving SIM swaps with Vodacom and MTN.


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.

Inward migration to Gauteng soars

2013-09-16 13:21

A new report on the residential property market shows some interesting national and provincial trends relating to home ownership and rentals.

The best value at your bank

2013-09-01 12:27

Have a look at which bank accounts offer the best value for an individual making about 29 transactions a month.

Bank charges a lot better - survey

2013-08-20 15:51

According to a research report the cheapest mainstream account in 2013 is Capitec's Global One Account, which cost consumers just over R50 a month.

Lending boosts Standard Bank's profit

2013-08-15 10:19

Standard Bank Group, Africa's largest lender, has posted an 11% rise in first-half earnings as strong loan growth helped offset a spike in bad debt charges.

New insurance business buoys Liberty

2013-08-01 09:10

Long-term insurer Liberty Holdings has posted a 6% rise in half-year earnings after strong growth in new insurance business.

ORT passengers get pop-up lounge treat

2013-07-25 16:00

Passengers at OR Tambo International’s departures terminal are in for a treat.

Rates could boost car sales - bank

2013-07-01 19:44

The increase in new vehicle sales may still be boosted by low interest rates in 2013, according to Standard Bank.

R20 500 lost due to bank fraudsters

2013-06-27 14:11

A victim of internet bank fraud is found to have been negligent even though she claims she never responded to any phishing snares.

Standard Bank net interest income up

2013-05-30 11:30

Standard Bank says net interest income after impairments for the first four months of the year has shown pleasing growth over the same period in 2012.

Standard Bank scoops green award

2013-04-11 18:53

Standard Bank has been ranked as the 12th greenest bank in the world and the cleanest in Africa for its commitment to renewable energy projects.

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