From guarding flamingo feathers to furthering fintech - how FNB made it to 180 years

2019-04-29 20:24

From accepting wool and flamingo feathers for safe keeping, to providing innovative tools for people to manage their finances, the message of helping people has been consistent over FNB's 180-year existence, says CEO Jacques Celliers.

FNB CEO: We want to be like Spotify for your financial playlist

2019-04-29 06:30

FNB CEO Jacques Celliers shares insights on the bank's journey from digital to platform banking.

Load shedding is tripping up banking – FNB CEO

2019-04-16 07:00

FNB has gone from storing flamingo feathers in the 1800s to modern-day fintech, but its digital plans could be scuppered by load shedding.

Civil construction goes from bad to worse as confidence hits record low

2019-03-26 13:02

The performance of the civil construction sector in South Africa has gone from bad to worse, with the latest FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index reflecting the lowest confidence levels ever recorded.

'We like competition' – FNB CEO on new entrants in banking sector

2019-03-13 05:00

"We want to win Wimbledon when Federer is playing, not when novices play," the FNB CEO has said of the competition posed by new banks like TymeDigital, Bank Zero, and Discovery Bank.

Bosasa goes bust as state capture inquiry lifts lid on bribery, corruption

2019-02-18 14:00

FNB and Absa have informed facilities management group Bosasa that their accounts would be closed, following the arrests of company execs and correctional services officials in the wake of state capture revelations at the Zondo commission.

FNB clients can save up to R1,500 by getting a 2-for-1 food and entertainment app for free. Here’s how.

2019-01-07 16:28

The Entertainer - a popular app that offers two-for-one specials in South Africa - is now available for free to FNB clients.

1 in 5 foreign property buyers in SA now from rest of Africa - report

2018-12-26 16:14

About 20% of all foreign buyers of residential property in South Africa are now from the rest of Africa, according to a report by FNB.

FNB targets SA townships with fintech deal

2018-11-27 22:27

First National Bank and a startup financial-technology company in South Africa are partnering to connect informal traders in townships with fast-moving consumer-goods companies.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Absa also refused to meet with Cabinet ministers over Gupta accounts

2018-09-18 18:47

Absa has been the third bank to testify at the inquiry headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo after Standard Bank and FNB.

 

4 important questions to ask about your retirement

2019-04-29 11:11

It is important to decide at what age you would like to retire to ensure that you have contributed enough, says a wealth manager at FNB.

SA consumer confidence dips to weakest level since 2017

2019-04-24 09:21

South African consumer confidence declined to its lowest level in more than a year in the first quarter as expectations of an economic recovery dimmed.

House price growth still below inflation - index

2019-04-12 21:03

The FNB House Price Index was relatively flat at 3.8% year-on-year in March, compared to 3.7% y/y in February, says FNB economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi.

African Bank is being beaten back into shape with digital plan

2019-03-25 07:22

African Bank Holdings is joining the rush into digital banking to fail-proof the business and provide an exit for shareholders that resurrected the lender from its collapsed former parent.

ALERT: FNB warns of new debit order scam following investigation

2019-02-22 09:29

FNB has detected a new debit order scam, by parties known as Procall and Mzansi, and is working to pursue criminal charges.

FNB, Absa close Bosasa bank accounts

2019-02-18 09:20

FNB and Absa have informed beleaguered facilities management group Bosasa that their bank accounts will be closed, as they turn against another company implicated in state capture.

House price growth expected to slow again in 2019

2018-12-28 12:48

Ongoing gradual real property price correction can be expected in SA in 2019, according to FNB analysis.

FNB says 'tap and pin' technology at ATMs can reduce transaction time by 20 seconds

2018-11-28 06:15

FNB is rolling out 'tap and pin' technology across 100 of its ATMs, with others to be upgraded in 2019. The bank says the innovation will see transaction time reduced by 20 seconds.

Capitec, FNB rule the roost in banking innovation - index

2018-11-02 14:40

While Capitec rose to the top among the banks overall, First National Bank posted the most improvement.

#StateCaptureInquiry: FNB declined to meet with Zwane's IMC and the ANC

2018-09-18 16:53

First National Bank played hard ball and declined to attend a meeting called by an inter-ministerial committee to discuss the closure of the Guptas' accounts.

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