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Qatar reportedly tells banks to seek overseas funding amid spat

2017-08-20 16:10

Qatar is telling its banks to tap international investors to raise financing, instead of mainly relying on government funding, people familiar with the matter said, as the impact of the ongoing Saudi-led boycott puts pressure on liquidity.

Barclays puts in sensors to see which bankers are at their desks

2017-08-18 16:23

Barclays has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks.

Standard Bank delivers sturdy results

2017-08-17 09:57

Standard Bank turned in a solid performance in the last half year, reporting an 11% rise in profit.

African Bank cuts 600 jobs to save R50m a year

2017-08-06 06:58

African Bank has reduced its staff complement by 636 full-time employees through a restructuring programme.

Africa's biggest economies seen hindering Nedbank's strategy

2017-08-04 10:31

Nedbank finds its profitability is at the mercy of the oil price and Nigerian and South African politicians, because of reliance on its two biggest markets.

Global banks shift Qatar business from Dubai hub - reports

2017-07-30 16:56

Some international banks are serving Qatar from London and New York instead of Dubai’s financial centre as a regional dispute makes it harder to do business with clients in the gas-rich Gulf state, according to people familiar with the matter.

SA's love affair with stokvels still going strong - survey

2017-07-14 05:00

South Africans prefer informal savings vehicles like stokvels over bank accounts, according to the Old Mutual Saving and Investment Monitor for 2017.

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.

Why the future of alternative currencies matters for South Africa

2017-07-03 07:27

People harmed by conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach, says Lorenzo Fioramonti.

Bank that helped Zuma pay back the Nkandla money snubs the Guptas

2017-07-02 11:00

A fifth South African bank has closed the accounts of the controversial Gupta family.

 

Gordhan-Oakbay ruling confirms ‘sanctity’ of client-bank relationships - BASA

2017-08-18 17:51

Cas Coovadia says a high court ruling dismissing an application of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan against Gupta-owned Oakbay confirms the sanctity of bank-client relationships.

SA's cheapest bank just keeps on giving

2017-08-17 16:28

Nothing, outside a financial-market collapse on the scale of the Great Recession, can faze Capitec Bank Holdings.

This bank is still the cheapest for personal transactions, Solidarity research shows

2017-08-10 21:14

Capitec bank still reigns supreme when it comes to bank charges related to personal transaction accounts, research revealed.

Public Protector to challenge new SARB application

2017-08-06 06:00

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has decided to challenge the latest court application by the SA Reserve Bank for a review of her CIEX report.

SARB slams CIEX report on Bankorp in fresh court bid

2017-08-03 13:45

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on the Bankorp bailout is riddled with errors, says the South African Reserve Bank

Barclays Africa weathers economic storm for now

2017-07-28 09:26

South Africa’s tough economic conditions have taken their toll on Barclays Africa, with the bank’s revenue falling by 1%.

S&P upbeat on SA banks despite fragile growth

2017-07-11 07:39

South African banks continue to perform well, despite low domestic economic growth and ongoing political instability, according to ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.

Gigaba takes Public Protector's ABSA report on review

2017-07-05 17:23

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will take the Public Protector’s report on ABSA and the Reserve Bank on review for the reviewing and setting aside of the findings and remedial action.

Capitec: Will SA's winning bank go global?

2017-07-02 12:57

Capitec Bank, which is regarded as the Best Bank in the World, has the potential to take its business model abroad, an independent analyst tells Fin24.

No dropping of rand-rigging charges, says Bonakele

2017-06-27 21:59

Competition Commissioner Thembinkosi Bonakele says there is no truth that it may withdraw any allegations against any banks involved in its currency probe.

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