FNB – Cards Beat Cash by R3bn in December 2013

South Africans are abandoning cash for card payments, cutting banking costs by reducing the need to transport money, according to First National Bank (FNB). The bank reported in December card payments were ZAR3 billion (US$289 million) higher than cash withdrawals, though this had fallen again by January. “The gap between purchases made with banknotes compared

FNB Card Payments Overtake ATM Cash Withdrawals

FNB reports that monthly non-cash purchases by customers in its Consumer Segment have surpassed cash withdrawals at its ATMs by R800m. The dominance of card over cash is very new in the financial services sector. Two years ago, FNB Consumer Segment customers withdrew R1.3bn more in cash than the value of card purchases. Across the