Capitec clients can buy SA, US stocks from banking app

The EasyEquities feature allows rands to be converted to dollars within the platform and then used for the purchase of US shares.


Lobby group contests Vodacom-Rain pact, as telco denies merger

While Vodacom says its deal with Rain was sanctioned by the authorities, the Progressive Blacks in ICT says the arrangement cannot be allowed.


FNB Connect sees growth in data, voice minutes usage

The MVNO records 25% growth in active customers, including 36% growth in premium subscribers who earn more than R240 000 per year.


FNB opens gateway to shares in global tech firms

First National Bank enables customers and institutional investors to buy fractional shares in Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google parent company Alphabet.


Online insurance uptake on the rise, says FNB

The bank sees an increase in consumers who opt for life insurance via digital platforms, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 22, 2020

Digitisation + innovation = tomorrow’s financial services

FNB’s head of Digital Banking, Giuseppe Virgillito, believes continuous innovation in the digital space leads to better financial services for all.


Crypto exchange AltCoinTrader drags ‘bullying’ Absa to court

The local crypto-currency exchange takes the big four bank to court for allegedly putting pressure on Zapper to close the exchange’s account.

Sep 10, 2020

FNB’s digital platforms show resilience amid COVID-19

The bank’s app volumes went up 28%, the eWallet transacting base was up 39%, while the eBucks earn value rose 9% to R2.2 billion.

Sep 8, 2020

COVID-19 drives African states into cashless societies

Cash may have traditionally been king, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to a faster pace of mobile money adoption across the continent.

Sep 7, 2020

FNB touts renewable energy as solution to Eskom woes

With SA’s ongoing electricity challenges, the long-term benefits of implementing alternatives such as solar certainly outweigh the costs, says the bank.

Sep 4, 2020

The Internet of Things in action

It seems that, in spite of pandemics and lockdowns, IoT may still be on track to have a more immediate impact on business and life.


SA banks scramble to quell Experian hack aftermath

Local banks activate risk-mitigation measures following the hacking of credit bureau Experian, which left the personal details of millions of South Africans exposed.