ARTICLES RELATING TO BANKING

Paul Kent: Sureswipe’s acquisition of Concorde – how move aims to keep retailers in business

2016-06-14 15:13

SPONSORED: Paul Kent unpacks Sureswipe’s Concorde acquisition, and how the move aims to keep retailers in business.

Zim's central bank talks tough on currency breaches

2016-06-07 09:54

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has threatened to cancel the licences of banks and foreign currency dealers who violate new rules aimed at easing a dollar shortage.

Are traditional banks getting too much credit?

2016-05-25 18:38

Despite growing hype around financial technology and the wave of innovative payment solutions, many South African businesses remain beholden to the major banks.

Ministers did meet with banks over Guptas, concedes Oliphant

2016-05-10 21:30

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has conceded that a meeting between cabinet ministers and South Africa’s four banks did take place.

Capitec trailblazing its way to the top

2016-04-29 07:30

Capitec Bank is poised to become one of the country's largest banks in terms of customer numbers, according to rating agency Standard and Poor's.

Barclays Africa to trial bank chatbot

2016-04-27 16:46

Absa Bank has announced that it will pilot a chatbot within the coming few weeks, claiming it is the first bank to do so in Africa.

Goldman Sachs launches online bank for the masses

2016-04-25 18:54

Goldman Sachs has officially launched an online bank aimed at households and small businesses as it expands from its Wall Street base and aims for the masses.

The bank that beats the odds

2016-04-15 06:00

It takes a lot for a small player to make it big in an industry dominated by a few giants. finweek looks at how Capitec became one of SA’s big five banks.

African Bank must pay for 'mess' - BEE partner

2016-04-08 09:13

African Bank's former directors must be held accountable for the "mess" they created, according to the chair of Hlumisa Investments, one of the bank's BEE partners.

Nigeria's Access Bank seeks approval for $500m debt sale

2016-04-04 17:40

Nigeria's Access Bank plans to seek shareholder approval to raise up to 100bn naira in debt capital via a public offering or a private placement.

 

Banks that lured Bob Diamond to Africa stumble

2016-06-12 18:46

Trouble is brewing in banks across sub-Saharan Africa, once so lauded as the next big investment destination that it lured the likes of ex-Barclays CEO Bob Diamond.

Zim banks battle rising non-performing loans

2016-05-27 18:38

Ballooning non-performing loans in Zimbabwe are hobbling banks, forcing them to institute stricter lending criteria including tight profiling of borrowers.

Barclays plans further sales in Africa unit

2016-05-18 18:26

Barclays plans to continue selling further stakes in its South African business after cutting its holding to about 50%, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

FBI suspects insiders in $81m Bangladesh central bank theft

2016-05-10 18:51

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation suspects the computer hacking theft of $81m from Bangladesh's central bank was in part an inside job, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Suleman joins Al Baraka board

2016-04-27 18:00

Recently retired chair of KPMG SA, Yunus Suleman, has joined the board of Durban-based Al Baraka Bank.

Bob Diamond confirms rumours: He wants Barclays Africa

2016-04-27 07:00

Bob Diamond has ended months of speculation that after a four-year enforced break, he wants back into his old African business.

Pakistan's largest bank opens branch in China

2016-04-18 15:45

Habib Bank Limited has received a licence to open a branch in China, a move that would make it the first South Asian lender to operate in the world's number two economy.

Seven ways to guard your assets against cyber-criminals

2016-04-12 10:30

As more individuals opt to do online banking, Trevor Damon, head of fraud strategy: WIMI at Barclays Africa Group, shares seven ways you can protect your accounts and money.

Capitec is SA's favourite bank - poll

2016-04-06 16:11

Capitec Bank has been ranked the best bank in South Africa for the fourth year running by the SA Customer Satisfaction Index.

Public still in dark on reasons for African Bank's demise

2016-04-04 17:04

Some 16 months after the collapse of African Bank, the verdict is still out on whether fraud, misconduct and/or lack of disclosure led to the lender’s demise.

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