Building confidence improves, but not yet past halfway mark - index

2018-03-21 17:54

Although it looks like growth in the building sector in SA started 2018 off on a stable footing, John Loos, property economist at FNB, advises caution.

FNB CEO: It's not about the tech, its about hearts and minds

2018-03-07 09:40

FNB CEO Jacques Celliers says that while the bank has shifted its "centre of gravity" to digital banking over the past few years, cutting-edge tech alone cannot retain and grow customers.

Bigger factor than water impacting Cape property market - economist

2018-01-24 06:01

Although the water crisis in Cape Town could dampen sentiment in the property market, it would by no means be the only factor at play, explains John Loos of FNB.

Weak GDP growth could not tempt SARB to cut rates - analyst

2017-11-23 20:18

While SARB governor Lesetja Kganyago reiterated that GDP growth has remained weak, it was not enough to tempt the MPC to cut rates, says an investment analyst.

FNB to give millions in data gigabytes free over festive season

2017-11-07 16:30

Financial services provider FNB will be giving away up to 160GB of data per customer free over the festive season.

Tough times reflect in slower buy-to-let property trends

2017-10-11 12:17

The secondary home demand percentage in SA was mildly lower in the third quarter than in the second quarter - the second successive quarter of decline. Tough times reflect in second home trends

FNB launches two new branded smartphones

2017-09-28 06:00

First National Bank has bolstered its smartphone line-up with the launch on Wednesday of two new devices in its own stable - the ConeXis X2 and A2.

What to expect from the financial week ahead

2017-09-25 06:00

There’s a fair bit of data coming out this week despite it being a shortened week, according to Mamello Matikinca, FNB senior economist.

Building prospects in doldrums despite slight confidence uptick

2017-09-19 12:36

Despite a slight increase in confidence, the building sector is likely to continue to perform poorly in the fourth quarter, according to the Building Confidence Index.

Retail trade sales rise as consumers become more price-savvy

2017-09-13 14:11

SA retail sales disappointed with a disappointing -0.6% fall month-on-month, after rising by a much healthier 0.6% in June, according to an economist.


FNB to enter short-term insurance market

2018-03-19 14:34

The Financial Services Board has awarded FirstRand, the parent company of First National Bank, a short-term insurance license.

FNB half-year profits up 11% as app use soars

2018-03-06 13:21

FNB's South African business reported R9.8bn in pre-tax profits for the six months ended 2017.

National mood in SA property market shifting - survey

2018-01-23 22:00

The national mood in the SA property market has changed significantly since the fourth quarter, according to the latest FNB Home Buying Estate Agent Survey.

Franchises can still cash in, despite turbulent times

2017-11-18 11:00

South Africa's economy might be withering, but this does not necessarily mean doom and gloom for franchising businesses, some of which are even cashing in on the bad times.

Unsecured lending could boost struggling economy

2017-11-05 14:59

Unsecured lending could help lift the SA economy which is expected to grow by less than a percent this year, says economists.

Low house price growth likely to continue in the near term - expert

2017-10-02 22:13

It appears likely that low average house price growth will continue in the near term and that house price “correction” will continue, says a property expert.

Confidence in construction sector plummets to 17-year low

2017-09-27 13:07

Confidence in South Africa’s construction sector fell to its lowest level since the third quarter of 2000 on the back of severe dissatisfaction with prevailing business conditions

Homes less affordable despite slow house price growth - economist

2017-09-22 10:13

There has been slight residential affordability deterioration despite relatively slow average house price growth, FNB housing affordability ratios show.

SA banks can still thrive in Africa - analyst

2017-09-18 05:00

Despite a tough six months for banking operations in the rest of Africa, there is still a business case for SA’s four major banks to continue their operations, says an analyst.

FNB’s Africa operations weigh down profits

2017-09-07 12:50

FNB’s results were mainly driven by the performance of its domestic operations, as operations in the rest of Africa saw profit before tax decline 32%.

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