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Banks bungle sale of houses
Banks bungle sale of houses
“My father came home with a letter from the bank that he has finished paying his house,” recalls Ntombikayise Mthimkhulu*. “We were all...
How to keep central banks independent
How to keep central banks independent
Some observers say central banks can best mitigate risks to their independence by returning to the narrow price-stability mandate that served...
Bank branches off from the poor
Bank branches off from the poor
Customers stand outside the locked doors of the Standard Bank branch in Brixton, Johannesburg. Inside, bank officials and a trusted security guard,...
Slow growth hits lending to SMEs
Slow growth hits lending to SMEs
Slow economic growth is throttling the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and lending by the major banks to black-owned small...
The battle of the banks
The battle of the banks
The new year spells major changes for the banking sector. Although the big four will not immediately feel the heat from new entrants, their arrival...
Customers to benefit from disruption in retail banking, says FNB
Customers to benefit from disruption in retail banking, says FNB
Customers will be the main beneficiaries of disruption and increased competition in retail banking, due to a potential improvement in value and...
'Judgment day' looms for Australia's scandal-hit banks
'Judgment day' looms for Australia's scandal-hit banks
Australia's scandal-plagued banks are braced for "judgment day", as a public inquiry into industry misconduct prepares to publish its initial...
Altron reveals a new brand
Altron reveals a new brand
JSE-listed Altron today unveiled a new brand that ushers in a significant shift, ensuring the company goes to market under a single identity,...
Pressure mounts for govt, private sector to put more work into financial inclusion
Pressure mounts for govt, private sector to put more work into financial inclusion
Financial inclusion is a term that is often used loosely but pressure is mounting for government and the private sector to respond with innovative...
EFF offering a solution to the dominance of banking's Big Five
EFF offering a solution to the dominance of banking's Big Five
The banking landscape is changing as costs to market entry fall. A relatively new entrant, Capitec, has grown from nothing into a significant...
Politics bedevils transformation
Politics bedevils transformation
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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...

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