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

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).

Business champions

2014-08-13 20:46

The reluctance to let go of control can hinder your businesses.

Taking a business to the next level

2014-08-13 10:51

The reluctance to let go of control can be a barrier to the growth of many businesses, says Standard Bank’s Ravi Govender.

Fuel price to impact consumers' vehicle choices

2014-08-01 22:00

The current high fuel prices will keep consumers focused on buying more fuel efficient vehicles, say experts in their outlook for the auto industry.

KZN secures key position in SA economy

2014-07-25 06:00

KZN will continue to contribute 15.7% to the national GDP until 2017, making it the second-largest contributor to the economy, says an economist.

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?


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.

How to move ahead

2014-08-13 10:54

The reluctance to let go of control can be a barrier to growth, says Standard Bank’s Ravi Govender.

Zuma: South Africa is open for business

2014-08-04 21:04

South Africa is a profitable place to invest, including the tourism and energy sectors, President Jacob Zuma has told a US Chamber of Commerce forum.

Bank on a safe ride home

2014-07-25 15:03

It's pay day and to celebrate you go out for a few drinks with the mates. A few turns into a Tequila fest. What to do? Chances are, your bank will be able to help you.

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.

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