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South African banks shrug off economic storm
South African banks shrug off economic storm
It may seem like dark days for the local and global economy, but it is blue skies for South Africa’s big four banks, which have managed to grow...
An electronic wallet war is on the cards
An electronic wallet war is on the cards
Eighty-six percent of adult South Africans have access to banking of some kind, according to a FinScope survey.
Banks can't do business as usual
Banks can't do business as usual
The regulatory reform for banks is being transformed from post-crisis lip service into action, but the effect of these rules on profitability is...
China blurs lines between banking and e-commerce
China blurs lines between banking and e-commerce
China is the scene of a growing rivalry. In one corner is billionaire Jack Ma's Alibaba Group Holding, which holds the title as the country's...
Future of private banking - tech replaces schmoozing
Future of private banking - tech replaces schmoozing
Technology is likely to appeal to multi-tasking millionaires with little time to spare. However, wealth managers must also win the trust of younger...
US bank brings Cuba across the Rubicon
US bank brings Cuba across the Rubicon
Stonegate Bank of Fort Lauderdale has agreed to handle Cuba's diplomatic transactions, including paying bills and issuing visas, according to...
2008 all over again and the banks' fail-safe will be you
2008 all over again and the banks' fail-safe will be you
A look into the future: British Prime Minister David Cameron's nightmare has come true; the slowdown in the global economy has turned into a second...
Central banks trapped by their rescue schemes
Central banks trapped by their rescue schemes
September 16 2008 was the day central banks stopped being boring. It was the day Lehman Brothers went down and became the cut-off point between...
Mainstream economics teaches students to cause recessions
Mainstream economics teaches students to cause recessions
Rebellions aren't meant to kick off in lecture theatres – but I saw one last Thursday night. It was small and well-read and it minded its...
Standard Bank and Vodacom race for township cash
Standard Bank and Vodacom race for township cash
Standard Bank Group Ltd. hired Itumeleng Heymann to persuade her neighbors that for about R60 a month, their cash would be better off with...
Battle of the banks benefits customers
Battle of the banks benefits customers
FNB has made no secret of the fact that it is aggressively looking to increase its market share, with chief executive Michael Jordaan proudly...

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