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Online Banking Fraud Keeps Banking Ombudsman On Its Toes Two Years Running

The Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) has released its Annual Report highlighting some interesting statistics for its operations for 2018. Key highlights for the year are:

Apis and Crossfin-led Consortium Announces the Acquisition of Sureswipe

  • A consortium led by Apis Growth Fund I, a private equity fund managed by Apis Partners LLP, and Crossfin Technology Holdings, a fintech investment company announced today the acquisition Read More →

Zenith Bank Appoints Ebenezer Onyeagwu as the New Chief Executive Officer

Zenith Bank Plc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu as the Group Managing Director/CEO of the bank effective June 1, 2019, subject to the Central Bank of Nigeria Read More →

Absa PMI rose to 47.2 index points in April

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose by 2.2 points to reach 47.2 index points in April. This was the first increase after three months of declines in Read More →

SARB Announces the Adjustment of Interchange Rates for Transactions Emanating from ATMs

The purpose of this communiqué is to announce the adjusted interchange rates for automated teller machines (ATMs). The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) annually reviews interchange rates for transactions emanating from Read More →

African Bank Launches its Transactional Banking Offering called MyWORLD

African Bank has officially launched its transactional banking offering called MyWORLD, to South Africans. The introduction of MyWORLD has elevated African Bank to a digital retail bank, offering a variety of Read More →

Mastercard Supports African Payment Innovation through Engage Partnership Platform

Mastercard is expanding its Engage programme in sub-Saharan Africa, with the first Engage events in Nigeria and Kenya to introduce local fintech innovators to its broad partnership opportunities. Mastercard Engage, launched Read More →

Minister of Social Development Appoints New CEO for SASSA

The Minister of Social Development, Honourable Susan Shabangu has appointed Busisiwe Memela-Khambula as the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She takes over from Abraham Mahlangu Read More →

Tribunal Approves Capitec’s Acquisition of Mercantile Bank

The Tribunal has this afternoon approved Capitec Bank Limited’s (Capitec) acquisition of Portuguese-owned Mercantile Bank Holdings Limited (Mercantile Bank), which paves the way for Capitec to enter the business banking Read More →

Aconite Technology Powers South African Discovery Bank’s Debit and Credit Card Launch

Aconite Technology Ltd is proud to announce that Discovery Bank, a new digital-only challenger bank launched by Discovery Central Services Limited, the leading South African insurance and financial services provider, Read More →

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