FirstRand takes a leaf from Amazon's book to capture consumers

2018-12-10 08:54

FirstRand is emulating Amazon.com with a digital offering that will span everything from insurance, car license renewals to locating plumbing services as the South African bank chases new revenue sources.

Solidarity 'disappointed' after meeting with Discovery over empowerment shares

2018-11-26 20:45

Trade Union Solidarity says Discovery has rejected its plea to reconsider its 10% share allocation to black people, in the new bank launched by the health and financial services giant this month.

New Discovery bank aims to improve consumer financial wellness

2018-11-15 19:04

The new Discovery Bank which is based on a model of rewarding good financial behaviour enters the market during a period of constrained household savings and rising debt levels

New bank on the block as Discovery launches 'tech-led' bank

2018-11-14 13:28

Discovery has launched its much anticipated bank, hailed as the first in rewarding good financial behaviour.

Discovery launches R1.85bn bookbuild as bank plans move forward

2018-11-08 19:23

Discovery has launched an accelerated bookbuild offering of new shares to raise up to R1.85bn, which it plans to use, in part, to buy out FirstRand's interest in Discovery Bank.

SA is improving but we could have halved poverty by now, Leadership summit hears

2018-11-01 12:33

Business leaders were upbeat about SA's prospects at the Discovery Leadership Summit on Thursday, provided the country's leadership could make some 'tough decisions'.

Caster joins as Discovery Vitality Ambassador

2018-10-04 14:55

Discovery has announced that world, Olympic and Commonwealth Games 800m champion Caster Semenya has become a Discovery Vitality Ambassador.

Discovery posts strong rise in earnings, profit

2018-09-04 08:34

The financial services group says the build of its new banking arm is 'progressing well' and it is on track to launch Discover Bank by the end of 2018.

The tech bosses of Vodacom and Discovery swear by these productivity apps - here's why

2018-08-16 07:20

These apps summarise books and track achievements.

Survivalist Bear Grylls surprises 13-year-old hero with Land Rover adventure

2018-06-08 12:24

It hasn't been the ideal life for Blake Harris, who suffers from Autism but Discovery and Bear Grylls took the young adventurer on a surprise journey he will remember for the rest of his life.

 

HSBC's Mark Tucker appointed chair of Discovery

2018-12-06 16:39

Discovery's non-executive chairperson and director Monty Hilkowitz will be retiring, with chair of European bank HSBC and former head of insurer AIA Mark Tucker taking over, the company announced on Thursday.

Ferial Haffajee: Can Adrian Gore disrupt the banks this time?

2018-11-16 07:30

Is Adrian Gore about to do to banking what he did to medical aid? asks Ferial Haffajee.

Discovery to give better banking rates to smartest clients

2018-11-15 10:13

Discovery’s new banking unit will reward customers for their 'good' behaviour, applying a similar strategy to that used by its health-insurance operation.

Another hurdle cleared for Discovery Bank, as group raises R1.85bn in new share offering

2018-11-09 10:36

Discovery's accelerated bookbuild offering was over-subscribed, as the health insurer and financial services provider raised R1.85bn.

Ramaphosa steals show at summit: 'We need leadership, not leaders'

2018-11-01 18:54

Speaking at the Discovery Leadership Summit in Sandton, President Cyril Ramaphosa stole the show as the only speaker of the day to receive a standing ovation – before and after his speech.

Mboweni steps down from Discovery board

2018-10-11 09:47

Tito Mboweni has stepped down from the board of Discovery, following his appointment as finance minister.

Discovery to bulk up as others fret over SA recession

2018-09-05 18:09

Discovery, the insurer starting its own bank, will continue to invest in businesses in its main market, even as the economy grapples with a recession.

Discovery shares close up 3.4% on positive trading statement

2018-08-23 18:56

The group says it expects undiluted headline earnings per share to increase by up to 35% for the year to end June 2018.

Vitality-linked insurance product launched in Japan

2018-07-18 16:48

Vitality Group has announced the introduction of the first Vitality-linked insurance offering in Japan, in partnership with Sumitomo Life.

Road trip: Heading to Porterville in the new Land Rover Discovery

2018-04-26 10:30

'We love a good road trip, in fact we try and do as many as possible. The most recent journey was to Rockhaven Farm above Porterville in the Western Cape,' writes Sean Parker.

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