ANALYSIS: Can Discovery Bank break SA’s 'I want it now' culture?

2019-03-26 09:54

Capitec shook up South Africa’s staid and conservative banking culture with the revolutionary premise that banks existed primarily to serve their customers, not their shareholders.

Mervyn King still doesn't think British banks are safe enough

2018-09-16 11:40

The U.K. banking system is stronger than it was after it almost brought the nation to its knees a decade ago, but people who oversaw the crash are still fearful of a repeat.

Women-owned SA bank joins entrants tackling the big five

2018-06-14 16:02

After more than a decade of South Africa’s biggest banks not having to face fresh competition, new rivals are stacking up.

Britain's Lloyds bank back in private hands

2017-05-17 21:42

British bank Lloyds, bailed-out by the UK government at the height of the financial crisis, has announced that it has returned to full private ownership.

We're sound - SA banks react to risk ranking

2017-03-19 14:55

Two UCT students who designed a risk ranking, which identifies which financial institutions put South Africa’s financial system most at risk, explain the list to Fin24.

Why state-run bank will be a disaster

2017-02-16 20:24

The idea of a state-controlled bank smacks of ulterior motives, cautions civil rights group OUTA.

The stress test Obama used to save the economy

2016-11-11 15:15

By insisting that policy must trump politics President Obama saved the American banking system and economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Capitec apologises to clients over banking fuss

2016-10-31 14:15

Capitec had to do damage control after a problem with banking services left clients fuming over the weekend.

Door open for Barclays to cut Africa stake further

2016-08-01 20:23

Barclays is expected to sell more of its stake in its African subsidiary in the coming weeks to take its holding in the business to less than 50%.

Moody's lowers outlook for SA banks

2016-05-27 17:40

Ratings agency Moody's has lowered its outlook for the South African banking system to negative from stable, citing deteriorating operating conditions.


Investors battle to swallow Absa's road to recovery tale

2019-01-02 07:41

By its own admission, Absa is lagging FirstRand, Nedbank and Standard Bank in the average number of products per customer and the loyalty of its clients.

Theresa May drops call for easy access by banks to EU's markets

2018-07-12 16:13

The UK Prime Minister proposed a looser partnership with the European Union in financial services, dropping demands for UK-based banks to retain easy access to the bloc.

Viceroy report 'baseless, filled with factual errors' - Capitec

2018-01-30 13:24

The bank, whose share price has decreased by some 20%, said it was reviewing the US short seller's new report, and would respond in details in a media briefing on Tuesday afternoon.

Can you still bank on SA’s banks?

2017-03-23 09:48

Local banking stocks have shown remarkable resilience despite various headwinds. Indications are that underlying factors still favour this sector. But should you buy in?

Treasury touts Twin Peaks bill amid banking scandal

2017-02-17 06:01

National Treasury says South Africa’s financial sector regulatory reform process is well under way, following allegations of rand rigging and market allocation by several banks.

Banking on a new logic

2016-12-01 09:17

Invoiceworx was founded by two former bankers, who are in the process of creating a platform that will enable small- and medium-sized enterprises to have quick and transparent access to lines of credit. 

Capitec crash: Why your banking services failed

2016-10-31 19:53

Capitec has admitted to Fin24 that even being voted the best bank in the world means nothing to a disappointed client, after the bank's services suffered downtime this weekend.

Gordhan: Bank regulation a tricky balancing act

2016-09-07 16:16

Regulating the banking sector in South Africa is a “difficult balancing act”, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordan.

Fingerprint authentication coming to SA bank cards

2016-07-26 14:34

The Payments Association of South Africa has introduced a new standard that would see fingerprint authentication for card payments becoming a reality in the near future.

How Capitec overcame high barriers to entry in SA

2016-05-23 07:04

How did a small South African bank manage to rise through the ranks at a time when consumer and investor confidence was at a low?

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