South Africa’s FNB Has The Most Popular Banking Website In Africa

In its most recent survey of web users, Alexa ( noted that FNB was the only banking website in the top 10 sites in Africa and was the most popular banking website on the continent. Typically, national or regional news-based websites dominate the top 10. As a specialised banking site primarily aimed at the bank’s

Equity Bank Grows Profit Before Tax By 22 Percent and Customer Base To Over 8m


Equity Bank Group’s profits after tax jumped 22 percent to Kshs 3.21 billion from Kshs 2.63 billion posted within the same period last year. Despite a challenging business environment characterized by uncertainty from the recent general elections and falling interest rates, prudent cost and risk management saw Equity Bank’s total income rise by 13 percent

FNB Mozambique Wins Award for Personal Banking Excellence

FNB Mozambique has been awarded the PMR.Africa Golden Arrow award 2013 for Personal Banking Excellence. The awards were conferred by PMR Africa (Performance Management Review), a research consultancy, at an awards ceremony held in Maputo yesterday. Rated by over 150 CEOs, MDs, business owners, company directors, and Government officials based in Mozambique, the award recognizes

Rabobank Takes a 27.5% Stake in DFCU Bank of Uganda

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Dutch bank, Rabobank Group has received permission from the Central Bank of Uganda to take a stake of 27.5% of the shares of ownership in the dfcu Bank, ranked 5th among the licensed commercial banks in Uganda. The partnership will be managed by subsidiary Rabo Development, which actively participates in 7 partner banks in developing

National Bank Eyes Growth With Islamic Banking

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National Bank of Kenya has launched an Islamic banking window as it seeks to expand its business portfolio into the retail and corporate segments. The window, called ‘National Amanah’, is targeted at retail, SME and corporate clients offering banking products and services in compliance with Islamic shariah. Though based on Shariah compliance the products and

Global Finance Names The World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks In Africa

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Global Finance magazine, in their yearly exclusive survey, has just announced the World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks for 2013. Winners are assessed and selected by Global Finance editors, industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants. Decisions are based on growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products. Included in this report are the

Guaranty Trust Bank Pioneers Social Banking in Nigeria

One of the foremost Nigerian financial institutions, Guaranty Trust Bank plc has once again raised the service bar in Nigerian financial institutions with the recent unveiling of its ‘Social Banking’ service on Facebook. The new offering which is the first of its kind by any Nigerian bank allows the public to open GTBank accounts and

UT Bank introduces ‘UT Bank on Wheels’

The management of UT Bank unveiled its new innovation in Banking dubbed, “UT Bank on Wheels” to its shareholders at the Bank’s 2013 Annual General meeting. The service which will be the first of its kind in the banking industry in Ghana is a mobile branch equipped with communications and technology systems to offer real

FNB Launches Next Generation Banking App for Tablets

The next generation App is the first Banking App in South Africa that allows new and existing customers to open an account in real time, directly from the App. FNB has released a new Banking App customised for tablet devices, complimenting a much larger tablet device strategy for the Bank. From today, the App is available

Absa Launches App for Retail and Business Customers


Financial Services Group Absa Bank has launched its much-anticipated App as part of its strategic digital journey, which forms part of its ambition of becoming the Go-To bank in South Africa. The App builds on a strong foundation of infrastructure developments while leveraging shared global resources to deliver value to customers. The technological capability built