One thing we know: when it is all over, those of us who survive will find some form of meaning in it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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 has gone from storing flamingo feathers in the 1800s to modern-day fintech, but its digital plans could be scuppered by load shedding.
The Financial Services Board has awarded FirstRand, the parent company of First National Bank, a short-term insurance license.
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 CEO Jacques Celliers will fly SAA once again, after a positive engagement with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba regarding the national carrier’s governance issues.
Despite calls to launch probes into banks and criticism of South Africa's banking system, FNB CEO Jacques Celliers says it is something to be proud of.
FirstRand has reported earnings growth across all its businesses, despite a challenging economic environment.
As financial fraud continues to be a threat, South African banks are responding by moving into an era where your plastic bank card will no longer be used directly.
FNB CEO Jacques Celliers shares insights on the bank's journey from digital to platform banking.
"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.
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.
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%.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will engage with FNB CEO Jacques Celliers following his declaration that he will no longer fly with South African Airways.
The growth in FNB’s earnings can be attributed to the bank’s digitisation strategy which was embarked on 10 years ago, said CEO Jacques Celliers.
The bank plans to initiate settlement discussions to reimburse the customers whose safety boxes were stolen in heists that took place at Johannesburg branches.
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