ARTICLES RELATING TO BANKING

Be alert for these 9 online scams

2017-02-20 10:33

Given the prevalence of banking scams, consumers need to be aware of online banking fraud to to protect themselves. Here are nine scams to be on the lookout for.

Turk gets 8 years in jail in $55m theft in ATM hacks

2017-02-13 11:27

A Turkish computer hacker who helped steal $55m from ATM machines in dozens of countries using data from credit card issuers has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

The consumers have spoken, says Capitec on bank survey

2017-02-03 18:37

Capitec Bank says a study suggesting that it is the most-used primary bank points to story of brand acceptance.

Is the age of the access bond over?

2017-02-02 17:42

Investors and small business owners could get a nasty surprise when trying to access capital through their home loans, says an independent lender. Banks do not necessarily agree.

UK seeks 'freest possible’ banking trade deal

2017-02-02 15:31

Britain is aiming to maintain the 'freest possible' trade in financial services with the European Union, as it publishes its formal Brexit negotiating plan.

Bid to revive report on apartheid looting a political ploy - Gordhan

2017-01-30 09:37

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has labelled a court application by Black Land First to resurrect a report on alleged apartheid era looting as a political ploy, says a report.

Joburg banner brands FNB as 'Flippen Negligent Bankers'

2017-01-09 18:17

First National Bank has alerted authorities to an illegal banner on the N1 highway, lambasting it as "Flippen Negligent Bankers" in reference to the banks’ acronym.

Victims raise questions after heist at FNB

2016-12-26 16:06

A Fin24 user writes that a growing number of victims of a recent heist of safety deposit boxes that occurred at an FNB branch in Randburg, are demanding answers.

Abil announces latest results, name change update

2016-12-21 12:22

Abil's significant change in earnings was mainly due to Standard General Insurance Company exiting its relationship with African Bank Limited.

Obtaining a credit card when self-employed

2016-12-19 15:19

A Fin24 reader wants to know how he can obtain a credit card if he is self-employed.

 

Newly formed Arise makes two African banking investments

2017-02-14 17:35

Newly formed investment company Arise has recently made two investments into Africa's banking sector, one in Ghana and one in Uganda.

Is Capitec really the most primary-used bank in SA?

2017-02-04 10:01

A leading expert challenges a Nielson study suggesting that Capitec is the most-used primary bank in South Africa.

Gupta-linked VR Laser mum on bank account closures

2017-02-03 13:39

VR Laser's CEO has declined to comment on the Bank of China's decision to sever ties with the company.

Debt free, but can't get a clearance certificate

2017-02-02 16:25

A Fin24 user who was under debt review managed to pay up all her debts, but she’s struggling to get a debt clearance certificate on her Edgar's credit card from Standard Bank.

Is Capitec your favourite bank?

2017-02-02 06:31

Capitec Bank, which is now the country's third largest retail bank, is also the preferred and most-used primary bank, suggests a study.

UK govt no longer biggest Lloyds bank investor

2017-01-10 15:09

The British government is no longer the biggest shareholder in state-rescued Lloyds bank, after selling another tranche of shares.

More hoard cash due to economic uncertainties

2016-12-28 17:33

Britons are holding onto their cash in a sign that they may be hunkering down in the face of economic uncertainties, says the British Bankers Association.

Deutsche Bank to settle US subprime case

2016-12-23 15:26

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay a total of $7.2bn to settle a case with the US Department of Justice over its role in the subprime mortgage crisis.

How to slash your bank charges

2016-12-19 19:32

After an unhappy Fin24 user complained about high banking fees, FNB offered the following advice on how clients can avoid unnecessary banking expenses.

Fat fine for Absa

2016-12-15 19:17

The South African Reserve Bank has slapped Absa Bank and Société Générale with a collective fine of R12m.

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