Standard Bank clients can now get free coffee and burgers if they tap their Samsungs to pay at tills

2018-08-10 16:36

Standard Bank is the second bank in SA after Absa to offer Samsung Pay, and it is offering incentives – including the chance to win a high-end cellphone – for using it.

SA banks set to show malaise gripping economy

2018-08-03 09:46

South African banks face another wasted year for earnings growth, as the euphoria that greeted Cyril Ramaphosa’s ascendancy to the presidency fades.

You can turn your teller into a pirate, and other cool hacks on Absa’s new WhatsApp banking

2018-08-01 18:41

Here is how you can do your banking on WhatsApp with Absa.

ABSA reboots image as Barclays ends 100-year history in Africa

2018-07-11 09:41

Barclays Africa has ditched the name of its former parent to revert to ABSA after the British bank sold down the controlling stake it bought in 2005.

Eight simple ways to save big on bank charges

2018-07-01 14:04

There's good news on bank charges. You're already saving, and you could be saving more.

Help employees save, companies urged

2018-06-27 18:02

As it launched Savings Month, the South African Savings Institute has challenged employers to assist cash-strapped employees to save money.

5.5% pricier to build a house than a year ago – analyst

2018-06-23 15:24

The average building cost of new housing completed increased by 5.5% year-on-year in the first four months of 2018, while planned building activity declined in the same period.

Absa is changing its logo - and may swap red for 'deep orange'

2018-06-20 10:59

The logo colour will reportedly look similar to that of the motorbike group KTM.

Growth in private sector credit extension declines sharply

2018-05-30 15:58

Growth in private sector credit extension in South Africa decelerated sharply in April compared to March, says Nedbank.

SA’s most valuable brand is worth double that of Absa and FNB's combined

2018-05-21 11:38

SA's top brand is worth more than R44 billion, according to a new study.


Absa revenue slightly up, CEO optimistic after Barclays exit

2018-08-06 10:55

Absa raised revenue by 3% to R37bn in the first half of the year, with CEO Maria Ramos saying the banking group was now free to set its own risk appetite following its separation from Barclays.

South Africans may soon be able to pay bills, buy clothes and get flight tickets through WhatsApp - here’s how it’ll work

2018-08-02 13:09

Absa was the first South African bank to launch a WhatsApp banking service.

ConCourt grants Mkhwebane direct access to appeal personal costs order

2018-07-24 10:04

The Constitutional Court has granted Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane direct access to challenge the constitutionality of the personal costs order made against her.

Outlook bleak for manufacturing sector as June PMI slumps

2018-07-02 12:17

The BER/Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index came in weaker than expected in June, losing 1.9 points to reach 47.9, down from 49.8 points in May.

ABSA reorganises retail bank's structure to trim top jobs

2018-06-29 16:30

Barclays Africa Group has largely completed the restructuring of its South African retail and business banking unit’s executive team and filled most of the newly created positions.


2018-06-25 14:29

Relegated Ajax Cape Town has officially parted ways with controversial striker Tendai Ndoro.

Barclays Africa retail banking CEO Moganwa leaves amid shake-up

2018-06-23 12:15

Barclays Africa Group's CEO of Consumer Banking Jan Moganwa is leaving as the lender’s retail and business banking division reorganises its top management.

Nedbank and Capitec pounce as Absa refuses to delete 'black-tax' tweet

2018-06-13 14:21

The bank asked users to vote on what black tax is, with options like "a source of anxiety" and "a financial burden".

The 10 most valuable brands in SA right now

2018-05-26 09:00

In the past year South African brands grew by 8% to R426 billion from R395 billion.

PMI jumps on new sales orders

2018-05-02 16:34

ABSA's Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 50.9 points in April on the back of new sales orders, after dipping below the 50-point mark in March.

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