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Bidvest Bank buys acquiring business

2017-08-10 17:06

Bidvest Bank has acquired 100% of First Data Resources SA, the SA subsidiary of First Data Corporation, a global commerce-enabling technology company.

Bank of America picks Dublin as post-Brexit hub

2017-07-23 17:00

Bank of America will move its hub for EU business to Dublin from London following Brexit.

SA needs smart payment systems to open banking for all - BASA

2017-07-18 11:36

Innovative payment methods which conform with regulatory requirements are needed to give more people access to the financial system, says a banking association representative.

Standard Bank Zim unit steps in to help fund Zim mining sector

2017-07-10 11:57

Zimbabwe’s Stanbic Bank, a unit of Standard Bank, says it provided 46% of the country’s mining sector capital requirements for the year 2016.

A response: Lafferty's 2017 Global Bank Quality benchmarking study

2017-07-03 14:11

A leading expert highlights some question marks around Lafferty's 2017 Global Bank Quality benchmarking study.

Bank downgrades reflect policy confusion, weak SA leadership - BASA

2017-06-13 21:05

The credit rating downgrades of SA's largest banks further emphasise policy confusion and weak leadership in the country, says the Banking Association of SA.

Two new state banks eye rapid expansion

2017-06-11 06:00

Postbank aspires to lending, while Ithala’s plan is to attract public sector depositors.

Barclays sells Zim stake to Malawi bank

2017-06-02 11:07

Barclays Bank has agreed to sell its stake in Barclays Bank Zimbabwe to First Merchant Bank of Malawi, as part of its plans to exit African markets.

Former minister heads up new health care cooperative

2017-05-26 20:24

MediCoop CFI, the financial cooperative that provides banking services to members in the health care sector, has appointment Theuns Botha as managing director.

Fintech can unlock business potential of African banks

2017-05-23 16:35

Fintech is turning traditional banking on its head and is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use their money, says an expert.

 

Cooperative bank for healthcare sector launched

2017-07-26 11:35

The health economy received a boost with the launch of MediCoop CFI, a cooperative bank which is exclusive to the healthcare sector.

Ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty in US tax case

2017-07-20 14:45

A former Credit Suisse banker has pleaded guilty to conspiring to help Americans hide income and assets from the Internal Revenue Service.

OUTA claims Indian banks gave Guptas inflated bonds on properties

2017-07-13 13:28

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse is taking action against the Bank of Baroda and the State Bank of India, for what it claims to be a failure to comply with banking laws.

Why SA banks are truly world class

2017-07-09 14:52

South African banks are very different from banks in many other countries, Lafferty group CEO Michael Lafferty tells Fin24 why.

China said to examine deals gone awry to gauge banking risks

2017-06-28 09:30

China’s banking regulator is examining examples of acquisitions gone awry by firms to assess potential risks to the financial sector.

MMI, African Bank partner to expand fin services

2017-06-12 15:41

MMI Holdings announced a new partnership with African Bank which will see both entities expanding their service offerings for their client base.

Zanu PF wants Mugabe to reverse sale of Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe

2017-06-02 16:06

The Zanu PF party wants President Robert Mugabe to reverse the sale of Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to a Malawian bank, as the sale contravenes Zimbabwe's indigenisation laws.

African Bank spends R72m on building transactional banking

2017-05-28 06:00

African Bank has spent R72 million of its R225 million budget on building a transactional banking unit as part of the company’s plan to double its client base over the next three years.

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