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.

Maria Ramos accepts membership of prestigious G30

2017-08-11 19:04

Maria Ramos, CEO of Barclays Africa, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Group of Thirty – a non-profit international body from the private and public sector and academia.

ABSA files papers against Public Protector, Ramos warns of downgrades

2017-06-30 13:10

ABSA has filed an urgent application in support of the SA Reserve Bank's application, which sought to review and set aside the Public Protector’s remedial action.

Barclays sale 'a historic moment' - Maria Ramos

2017-06-01 10:48

Following the sale of 33.7% of Barclays Plc's shareholding in Barclays Africa, the bank is now an integrated, stand-alone Pan-African business, says chief executive Maria Ramos.

Mboweni: No conspiracy against SA over junk status

2017-04-28 21:30

There is no conspiracy against South Africa over the junk status ratings, says former SA Reserve Bank governor and ex-minister Tito Mboweni.

Maria Ramos asked why it took 15 months for Absa to blacklist Guptas

2017-03-06 16:27

Barclays Africa CEO Maria Ramos is taking legal advice after receiving a letter seeking clarity as to why it took Absa 15 months to close the Guptas’ bank accounts.

Maria Ramos emerges as best-value SA bank CEO

2016-05-17 09:22

Barclays Africa chief executive officer Maria Ramos has generated more profit for every unit of pay last year than her South African peers.

Absa: We remain strong, despite Fitch downgrade

2016-03-06 13:46

Fitch has downgraded Barclays Africa Group by one notch, bringing it into line with other major South African banks.

Barclays Africa shares plummet as UK bank prepares exit

2016-02-29 12:15

Barclays Africa has dropped the most in seven weeks on speculation the lender’s UK parent plans to sell it’s 62.3% stake as part of a plan to exit operations on the continent.

Barclays Africa evaluating options as UK bank prepares exit

2016-02-29 08:17

While Barclays CEO Jes Staley prepares to announce the fate of the lender’s African business, Barclays Africa has said that its board is evaluating its strategic options.


Barclays Africa CEO joins the Group of Thirty

2017-08-13 06:03

Barclays Africa CEO Maria Ramos has accepted an invitation to become a member of the prestigious Group of Thirty (G30).

Barclays Africa weathers economic storm for now

2017-07-28 09:26

South Africa’s tough economic conditions have taken their toll on Barclays Africa, with the bank’s revenue falling by 1%.

Barclays Africa to strategise a pan-African future

2017-06-01 18:23

Barclays Africa will retain the Barclays brand for the next three years as it transitions to a standalone pan-African business, said chief executive Maria Ramos.

Socially conscious capitalism needed for SA - analyst

2017-05-11 07:29

Faster, sustainable economic growth coupled with socially conscious capitalism could help South Africa address its inequality problems, says an economist.

Big banks laud transformation triumphs

2017-03-14 14:31

Three of SA's biggest banks have showcased their efforts to transform their institutions and the industry as a whole at the public hearings at Parliament.

Absa's Ramos: We have no reason not to trust the public protector

2017-01-20 15:39

Absa CEO Maria Ramos said that although it is unfortunate the public protector’s preliminary report was leaked, the bank still respects the institution.

ANC Women's League attacks Public Protector

2016-04-13 09:18

In its continued defence of President Jacob Zuma, the ANC Women's League has taken aim at his detractors - specifically Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Cutting 100-yr ties with Africa best for shareholders - Barclays CEO

2016-03-01 12:05

Cutting its controlling shares in Barclays Africa “was a very difficult decision to make”, says Barclays Group CEO Jes Staley.

Ramos defends 'deeply rooted' Barclays Africa

2016-02-29 09:39

By linking 12 banks together across the continent, Barclays Africa put the future of the bank “firmly in our own hands”, says CEO Maria Ramos ahead of a UK exit.

Leaders react to Zuma's efforts to woo CEOs

2016-02-10 07:11

President Jacob Zuma has sought to repair relations with business leaders, pledging to work closely with companies that he described as the “backbone” of the economy.

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