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FNB expands its payments ecosystem with virtual card

The new virtual card allows customers to create a digital card through the FNB app, and can be used at online and brick-and-mortar merchants.

Jul 2, 2020

Big four banks laud digital banking uptake amid COVID-19

The grim reality of the COVID-19 pandemic drives digital banking adoption, as South African banks witness rapid uptake of online services.


Standard Bank ups digital push with cloud collaborations

The big four bank reinforces its platform-business model, powered by Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and Salesforce technologies.


FNB to accept UnionPay contactless cards at merchants

FNB becomes the first bank in SA to accept contactless transactions made with UnionPay cards, providing customers with a safer payment experience.

Apr 20, 2020

Digital wallet use soars in SA amid COVID-19

MTN, FNB and Absa see an uptick in use of their mobile money services, as more South Africans turn to digital wallets during the pandemic.


FNB Connect awaits stability at Cell C to scale

The bank wants stability at the financially-constrained telco in order to fully grow its mobile virtual network business.


Battle for quantum supremacy intensifies across the globe

Investment in quantum computing is expected to intensify in 2020, as more countries and tech giants hop onto the quantum physics bandwagon.


FNB takes a quantum leap in computing

As global financial services companies race to achieve quantum supremacy, SA’s First National Bank ramps up its research into quantum finance.

Feb 21, 2020

FNB customers splash R500m on streaming services

The bank’s clients paid close to R500 million in subscription and gift card purchases from Netflix, Showmax and Spotify in the last 12 months.


FNB ‘aggressively’ repositions for platform-based future

The bank takes a page out of Spotify, as it aims to give each customer an experience tailored to their specific individual financial needs.

Jan 24, 2020

Nedbank may follow FNB in closing crypto-currency accounts

The big four bank says it is in the process of assessing its position in respect of virtual currency dealers or traders.

Jan 13, 2020

Local outlets back SA-made smartphone

Mara Phones can be purchased from more local outlets, including two of the big-four banks.

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