Bank One Elite Banking awarded “Best Mass Affluent Banking Offering” for its Cross-border Services

The “Best Mass Affluent Banking Offering” title recognises the efforts of Bank One in serving mass affluent customers Bank One ( announced that it won the Best Mass Affluent Banking Offering award in the Service Innovations category at the Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards 2021 (GRB21) organised by the Digital Banker. Every year, The Digital

UBA Group Dominates the 2021 Banker Awards, Wins ‘African Bank of the Year’

Breaks the Banker Magazine Record as it wins Best Bank in Nigeria and 12 of Its Subsidiaries Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc yet again, reaffirms its leadership position across Africa, as the bank has been globally recognised as the African Bank of the year 2021 by the Banker Magazine, a leading

Standard Bank Scoops Award for Excellence in Private Banking at the 22nd International Investment Awards

Standard Bank International Personal Banking (IPB) has received the prestigious award for Excellence in Private Banking for the third year running. Standard Bank International Personal Banking is part of the global arm of the Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets. Organised by International Investment Magazine, the 2021 International Investment Awards took place virtually

CR2 Continues to Drive Innovation as Cardless ATM Access Goes Live in Eight Countries

It’s a major concern for banking customers worldwide in this time of a global pandemic – how can they access their daily banking needs without touching surfaces such as ATMs?   CR2 ( enables you to respond to these concerns and allow your banking customers to withdraw cash without physically touching the ATM, by simply

FNB is the Best Employer Brand in South Africa

FNB has been voted as the best employer brand on LinkedIn for above 500 employees in the 2021 LinkedIn Talent Awards. The 2021 LinkedIn Talent Awards recognises companies worldwide that have demonstrated remarkable adaptability, innovation, and creativity in the talent space. Donald Khumalo, FNB HR Executive says “We are excited to be voted as one

The Ecobank Group Secures €100 Million Credit Facility from European Investment Bank to Fund SMEs

Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African banking group, has signed an agreement for a €100 million long-term credit facility over 9 years with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The facility affirms joint Ecobank Group and EIB targeted support for business investment across Africa, with particular support for the sectors most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ade

Proparco and Standard Bank South Africa Strengthen their Partnership to Increase Access to Finance for Small Businesses

Proparco and Standard Bank signed two guarantee agreements for €28.5 million in Johannesburg during Proparco’s Deputy CEO, Djalal Khimdjee’s visit to South Africa. The guarantees are in line with the Choose Africa initiative to accelerate the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurship in Africa. Standard Bank will further support job creation

Firstbank Unveils a Fully Automated Self Service Branch, Strengthens Digital Transformation in Nigeria

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services organisation has announced the launch of its fully automated branch, called the FirstBank Digital Experience Centre. It is provided to put customers at an advantage in carrying out various activities on their own without interacting with anyone. The branch is a reinvention of

Standard Bank Enabled UnionPay Contactless Payments Across South Africa

Standard Bank South Africa (SBSA) and UnionPay International (UPI) jointly announced that Standard Bank point-of-sale devices have been enabled for UnionPay contactless payment. The cooperation is a strategic move from UPI that follows the surging trend of the global contactless payment industry and accelerates the development of international mobile payment services. According to a survey

Rate Hike by SARB is a Sign that Economic Recovery is Underway, says FNB CEO

Following the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) decision to increase its repo rate by 0.25%, FNB will also lift its prime lending rate by 0.25%. The new rate will take effect on all prime-linked accounts from Friday 19 November 2021. FNB CEO Jacques Celliers says that “Today’s rate hike by the SARB is a sign