10 August 2022: CEO of SA Rugby, Jurie Roux, touches on the significance of the Springbok Women's new partnership with FNB being announced on Women's Day and Faye Mfikwe, FNB Chief Marketing Officer also shares her thoughts.
8 August 2022: FNB CEO, Jacques Celliers and FNB Chief Marketing Officer, Faye Mfikwe, touch on what it means for the bank to be named the top financial services brand in Kantar BrandZ's Most Valuable South African Brands 2022, with brand value increased by 30% to $3.5 billion this year.
1 August 2022: Rob Gwerengwe, CEO of FNB Middle Market, said the sponsorship formed part of the bank's legacy of supporting the country's sporting talent and providing them with a platform to showcase their skills.
27 July 2022: Head of Client Experience at FNB Fiduciary, Matlhodi Leteane, highlights the necessity and usefulness of Trusts for any individual's Estate Plan. She also touches on how Trusts work, what they cost and the risks involved.
24 July 2022: With the recent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) further increasing the repo rate, FNB Wealth and Investments Solutions CEO, Bheki Mkhize, touches on the increase in interest rates and breaks down the impact on equity stocks, focussing on how it will differ per sector.
21 July 2022: FNB CEO, Jacques Celliers commented that the South African Reserve Bank's rate hike aligned with global trends to curb inflation and cautioned that further rate hikes by the central bank are a possibility in the coming months.
12 May 2022: Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Chairperson, Mqondisi Ngcobo proudly announced the new FNB sponsorship and the FNB Brand Experience Head, Bonga Sebesho also shared his thoughts.
12 May 2022: FNB CEO, Jacques Celliers touches on the release of the Ombudsman's 2021 Annual Report and its critical role in assisting customers and banks resolve complaints.
09 May 2022: CEO of FNB Retail, Raj Makanjee touches on the success of the innovative Bank Your Change® feature, alongside CEO of Cash Investments for FNB Retail, Himal Parbhoo, who also shares his thoughts.
03 April 2022: FNB Top 40 exchange-traded-fund (ETF) has been voted as South Africa's best exchange traded product (ETP), when considering tracking efficiency over three years, in the annual South African Listed Tracker Awards (SALTA).Bheki Mkhize, Head of FNB Wealth and Investment Solutions, explains why this award is a major feat for us and highlights our commitment to enabling better and simpler access to the stock market.
25 March 2022: 24 March 2022, Johannesburg: Following the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB's) decision to raise its repo rate by 0.25%, FNB will adjust its prime rate by 0.25% with effect from Friday, 25 March 2022.
16 March 2022: Significantly more investment accounts were opened by clients between June and December 2021. As part of FNB's focus of becoming an integrated financial services provider that is relevant to customers' needs, FNB Wealth and Investment's proposition is attracting clients who are new to investing.
17 February 2022: Great news for both FNB customers and RMB Private Bank clients, as they can now access a private 72-hour pre-sale opportunity to purchase tickets for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 in Cape Town. FNB Chief Marketing Officer, Faye Mfikwe elaborates further.
15 February 2022: We are fast-approaching the end of the tax season making it the best time to look at your Tax-Free Savings Account and identify how you can take advantage of savings incentives.
13 February 2022: Just because it is the month of love doesn't mean you should stop being vigilant with your finances. Fraudsters look for opportunities to like these to scam and defraud you, don't let last-minute decisions result in you letting your guard down when browsing online. Read these tips from FNB to navigate the month of love.
11 February 2022: First National Bank (FNB) is an official Global Partner of Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 (RWC7s), which will take place from 9 -11 September 2022 at the Cape Town Stadium in South Africa. 'The RWC7s 2022 South Africa is another opportunity for us to continue living our legacy of 'help', 'hope' and 'togetherness', said FNB CEO, Jacques Celliers.
07 February 2022: FNB now offers a fast and uncomplicated way for clients to start, or accelerate, their retirement savings journey, using the FNB Banking App. With no lengthy forms to fill out, no financial advisor commission payments and no investment processing fees, this is just another way we aim to assist customers throughout their money management journey.
27 January 2022: FNB CEO Jacques Celliers said the Reserve Bank's decision to adjust rates were indicative of a recovery in underlying economic activity. He added that normal operating conditions would be conducive to broad-based economic recovery and benefit the sectors impacted by the pandemic.
26 January 2021: Before emigrating, it is vital to consider the financial and opportunity cost implications of moving your local retirement funds offshore. Samukelo Zwane, Head of Product at FNB Wealth and Investment, advised South Africans to be cautious without letting fear influence their decisions.
20 January 2022: It's time to set new goals for the year ahead. Just like your lunchbox, you can make better and healthier financial decisions. Let the experts tell you more.
21 December 2021: As 2021 draws to an end, it is important to re-evaluate your long-term financial planning, by updating your estate planning (which includes your Wills and Trust affairs). Matlhodi Leteane, Head of Operations, FNB Fiduciary, offers useful tips on what you need to consider when reviewing it this holiday season.
13 December 2021: In celebration of the first cycle of a refreshed Innovators Programme, FNB CEO, Jacques Celliers, shares how the Innovators Programme is designed to help customers with pain points in their money management journey, whilst positively impacting customers in all corners of society, across Africa.
07 December 2021: With the festive season upon us, Head of Fraud at FNB Wealth and Investments, Ramesh Ramdeen, highlights some of the most prominent investment scams that seem to be on the rise.
06 December 2021: FNB Connect Vox Fibre for Business is officially here and is available for all FNB Business account holders. FNB CEO, Jacques Celliers and FNB Connect CEO, Bradwin Roper, share their thoughts on the exciting new offering.
28 November 2021: With the holiday season upon us, Head of Investment at FNB Wealth and Investments, Renzi Thirumalai, shares some insightful tips on what to consider before taking cash out of your pocket.
26 November 2021 FNB CEO, Jacques Celliers and CEO of FNB Merchant Services, Thokozani Dlamini, share their thoughts on the recent Black Friday transaction volumes. Chris Labuschagne, CEO of FNB Card, also elaborates further.
23 November 2021: Donald Khumalo, FNB HR Executive, explains why at FNB we believe that our people are the heartbeat of our organisation and they remain core to building life-changing financial services and fintech solutions for our customers. This achievement not only highlights our commitment to our employees but also signals our investment in building and growing top talent in South Africa.
18 November 2021: Referring to the recent rate hike, FNB CEO Jacques Celliers said that it was indicative of economic recovery amidst improving domestic demand, rising global inflation and normalising global interest rates. He also expressed hope that the national electricity grid could be stabilised to enable sustainable economic growth.
17 November 2021: Amid growing demand and with interest rates at an all-time low, FNB is proud to announce a deal with Balwin Properties that will make R450 million available for the development of Thabo-Echo Village. The deal cemented the bank's commitment to helping facilitate first-time homeowners entering the formal housing market.
10 November 2021: With FNB now recognised as the bank that best meets the specialised needs of SMEs in South Africa and Africa by Global Finance, FNB CEO, Jacques Celliers and FNB Commercial CEO, Gordon Little, share their thoughts on what the humbling accolade means to the bank and the African continent in which they operate.
08 November 2021: Head of Product at FNB Wealth and Investments, Samukelo Zwane, advises on structuring a retirement plan that evolves and grows, as we advance though our work lives.
04 November 2021: More than 25 000 businesses are now benefitting from industry-leading features through the First Business Zero Account, and over 192 000 entrepreneurs use Fundaba to increase their business knowledge and skills.
26 October 2021: At the Global SME Finance Awards 2021, FNB was acknowledged in the Best Bank for Women Entrepreneurs category through an Honorable Mention for its Women in Business portfolio. FNB is committed to empowering female entrepreneurs and positively impacting the communities in which they operate.
20 October 2021: Wycliffe Mundopa has won the 2021 FNB Art Prize receiving a cash prize and a solo exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. As the sponsor, FNB remains committed to empowering artists to become change agents in their communities through their artwork.
18 October 2021: Retire comfortably with complete peace of mind and the financial wellbeing you deserve when you turn sixty by following these five crucial steps.
11 October 2021: FNB Public Sector CEO, Sipho Silinda touches on FNB's partnership with the Road Traffic Management Corporation, and the new online payment gateway enabling motorists to easily renew and pay for their license discs.
06 October 2021 As a leader in innovation, FNB continues to invest significantly in creating new platform-based capabilities and solutions to ensure that it stays ahead of changing market dynamics and evolving customer needs.
30 September 2021 FNB was once again recognised as one of the Most Valuable Brands in Africa according to the latest Brand Finance Africa 150™ 2021 valuation report. The bank was also the highest ranked banking brand in the continent.
16 September 2021 Positive results lead to a rebound in transactional activity, a growing customer base and a robust migration to FNB's digital platform. FNB CEO Jacques Celliers, shares his thoughts on the bank's solid earnings growth for the year ending 30 June 2021.
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02 September 2021 As a purpose-led brand, FNB continues to push and redefine boundaries on what 'help' means to customers and society. This accolade is testament to the evolution of FNB to become more than just a bank, but rather a trusted financial services and lifestyle partner to their customers.
26 August 2021 With an FNB Shares Zero Account, customers can begin or expand on their journey of share ownership by investing in global stock markets while paying no monthly account fees.
25 August 2021 Matlhodi Leteane, Head of Operations at FNB Fiduciary, encouraged women to take control of their financial destiny by assessing and quantifying their current and future assets and utilising a professional to put together an estate plan.
17 August 2021 With the highly popular range of ETNs previously launched by FNB in 2020, the bank now looks to the expansion of their new ETNs having a value-added Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) overlay, with the same low minimum investment of just R10.
10 August 2021 FNB's customers can now purchase smart devices over a 24-month repayment period via the FNB App - made possible by FNB Connect.
29 July 2021 With the success of FNB's graduate programme over the years, FNB's CEO Jacques Celliers explores how investing in high-quality local talent can inspire economies and businesses to unlock innovation, growth and social upliftment.
26 July 2021 FNB recognises the significant impact that the unrest has had on individuals, businesses, and regional economies of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. This comes at a difficult time when South Africa is still grappling with the health and economic impact of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
22 July 2021 With FNB maintaining its prime lending rate at 7%, the bank's CEO Jacques Celliers praises SARB's decision to keep rates unchanged, enabling consumers and businesses to find relief.
13 July 2021 The devastating pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have reinforced the importance of saving for unforeseen emergencies and unplanned events. In order to accomplish this, as South Africans, we need to identify our personal savings goals and invest our extra funds in the appropriate savings vehicles.
07 July 2021 Head of Growth at FNB Fiduciary, Johan Strydom, touches on the three distinctive phases of financial needs that family members face, after a loved one passes away. He also explores how your life insurance should be able to support these phases.
07 July 2021 CEO of Public Sector Banking, Sipho Silinda touches on the demise of cheques in South Africa and the steady increase in the use of digital payment channels.
29 June 2021 FNB Economist, Thanda Sithole, is confident that a solid cyclical economic growth rebound is underway and South Africa is on a slow road to recovery.
28 June 2021 In the true spirit of help, FNB leadership, together with RMB, assisted Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital with repairs after half its property caught fire in April.
24 June 2021 Bobby Madhav, Head of Trade and Structured Trade and Commodity Finance at FNB, gives his views on fuelling South Africa's long-term economic recovery.
23 June 2021 South African youth (aged 18-34) are estimated to account for roughly a third of the country's population. At FNB, we believe that an early start to understanding effective money management will prepare them for a prosperous financial future. We want the youth to embrace, celebrate and inspire positive change through a deeper understanding of how they can achieve financial freedom and eliminate debt. Sometimes it's the smallest change in behaviour that makes the biggest difference.
21 June 2021 With DebiCheck being rolled out by all major banks, Head of the Commercial Transactional Pillar at FNB Commercial, Laura Deva shares her thoughts.
17 June 2021 Head of franchising at FNB Commercial, Morne Cronje shares on the challenges of growing a franchise network post Covid-19.
14 June 2021 Senior Agricultural Economist at FNB, Paul Makube, shares his thoughts on South Africa's well-established disease and pest management regime, as well as the overall risks involved.
10 June 2021 CEO of FNB Commercial Property Finance, Preggie Pillay and his team, urge SMEs to consider solar energy as a viable investment to help combat the losses experienced during power interruptions.
08 June 2021 Vaughan David, CEO of Cash Investments: Business at FNB, offers SMEs pockets of wisdom around cash flow management and how the FNB Business Call Account can cater to their specific needs.
07 June 2021 #TheChangeables celebrates and inspires positive change across Africa. In the spirit of change, FNB is also launching a refreshed design across its range of bank cards that will be made available to customers at no additional cost.
03 June 2021 FNB is keeping monthly account fees unchanged for business customers across the board for the third year running.
03 June 2021 FNB is keeping monthly account fees unchanged for business customers across the board for the third year running. Some transactions are also free or reduced - read more about how FNB helps business save every month.
03 June 2021 The new FNB Aspire bank account for middle-income customers will replace the current FNB Gold account. With the new bank account, customers can pay their account fees by using eBucks via the FNB App.
27 May 2021 For a fourth consecutive year, FNB has been voted as the most valuable banking brand in the 2021 Brand Finances South African 50 report, leading with a brand value of R22.1 billion.
03 May 2021 2021: Money Market funds and savings account are instruments used by investors and savers, looking to grow wealth in a risk averse manner. There are however key differences in the various savings solutions that investors and savers need to be aware of.
20 April 2021: FNB set a new norm for handling customer data in the South African banking industry. Customers can now update and manage their personal and business details to ensure compliance via a secure financial platform.
13 April 2021: Supporting your children with their physical, emotional, social, financial and intellectual development from a young age is critical before they mature into adulthood.
25 March 2021: Johannesburg: Following the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) decision to keep the repo rate unchanged, FNB will similarly maintain its prime lending rate at 7%.
23 March 2021: FNB has made significant strides in supporting and becoming more relevant to community-based businesses. To reaffirm its commitment, FNB has acquired 100% of Selpal - a fintech company that operates specifically in townships and rural sectors of the economy.
18 March 2021: Practicing healthy money habits and adjusting how you do your everyday banking can go a long way in stretching your money further for your short and long-term goals. Over the years, FNB has been on a journey to help its customers to better manage their money through cost-effective financial solutions, a broad range of safer banking channels and meaningful value through eBucks, the best rewards programme in the industry.
11 March 2021: The first of March 2021 ushered in a new tax year for South Africans, which means it's a good time to invest some time and thought into how you put in place a well-considered money management plan for the coming 12 months.
11 March 2021: In many ways the Covid-19 pandemic brought out the best in mankind. At the height of the pandemic, people and organisations demonstrated levels of care and empathy that exceeded anything we have witnessed in recent history.
04 March 2021: First National Bank's (FNB's) performance for the six months to 31 December 2020 reflects some improvement in the operating environment despite sustained pressure on consumers and businesses due to Covid-19 and the related lockdown measures.
18 February 2021: Money matters and finances continue to be a widely talked about subject. The pandemic has not only been onerous and taxing on everyone's lives, but it has also created undue financial pressure on households globally.
18 February 2021" Money matters and finances continue to be a widely talked about subject. The pandemic has not only been onerous and taxing on everyone's lives, but it has also created undue financial pressure on households globally.
10 February 2021: In 2020, the Bank offered digital platform -based Cashflow Relief to individuals and business customers, covering 700 000 agreements with loan balances in excess of R100 billion. FNB Life assisted with R300 million worth of Credit Life claims for customers who sadly were retrenched.
08 February 2021: 08 February 2021: A well-considered offshore investment or share trading strategy is an effective way of diversifying a portfolio geographically which, as the increased market volatility created by Covid-19 has demonstrated, should be a non-negotiable component of any investment strategy.
02 February 2021: eBucks is South Africa's leading rewards programme that has spent the past 20 years driving good banking behaviour and rewarding customers. To date, customers have redeemed R13.3 billion in eBucks through a network spanning 30 partners nationwide.
26 January 2021: FNB Life is rapidly transforming life insurance and providing digitally-led platform insurance solutions. FNB Life is the only insurance provider in South Africa that uses Home Affairs Data to proactively pay-out claims.
21 January 2021: With interest rates remaining unchanged, FNB CEO Jacques Celliers points out that although the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our society, there is room for relief if we all do our part.
19 January 2021: FNB was recently awarded top honours for both the mobile Banking App as well as the Internet Banking categories by SITEisfaction. See how the bank is further increasing its focus and investments on technology and data platforms to assist customers in 2021.
11 January 2021: This year, FNB is increasing its focus on building even more trust and further assisting their customers to thrive - despite increased economic uncertainty.
04 January 2021: FNB's market-leading approach to providing helpful and contextual financial solutions to support business customers has been recognised through the accolade of Global SME Bank of The Year at the Global SME Finance Awards Ceremony late in 2020.
28 December 2020 By 1 January 2021, individual consumers and businesses will no longer be able to cash cheques in South Africa. This follows a joint announcement by the SARB, FSCA, PASA and BASA which confirmed that the issuing and acceptance or collection of cheques will cease from 31 December 2020.
09 December 2020: Employees are challenged to constantly think differently, therefore innovation is embedded in their DNA - the longstanding Innovators programme showcases and celebrates platform innovations.
01 December 2020: Following the overwhelming response to the listing of Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) on its platform, FNB is expanding the list of international companies available by adding Adobe, Ford, Activision Blizzard, Berkshire Hathaway, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, PayPal and Visa.
19 Novermber 2020, Johannesburg: Following the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) decision to keep interest rates unchanged, FNB confirms it will keep its prime lending rate at 7%.
09 November 2020: FNB has launched its latest edition of innovative nav» Smart Tools on the FNB App to help customers manage their money better through dynamic budgeting; as well as facilitating access to market and creating a digital marketplace for FNB-banked SMEs in the home services category.
28 October 2020: FNB announced as the SME Bank of the Year at the Global SME Finance Forum Virtual awards ceremony held on 27 October.
26 October 2020: FNB and the Shoprite Group have expanded their partnership by allowing FNB Easy Pay As You Use and Smart Option account holders to replace lost or stolen bank cards in more than 700 Shoprite and Checkers stores across South Africa.
13 October 2020: SA Rugby and FNB confirmed on Tuesday that the South African banking giant has extended its sponsorship of the Springboks for a further five years.
7 October 2020 First National Bank (FNB) has announced that individual consumers and institutional investors in South Africa will now have an opportunity to get exposure to shares from as little as R10 in some of the world's best performing companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Tesla, Coca Cola and Alphabet which owns Google
28 September 2020 - Building a balanced and well diversified portfolio is the aim of every long-term investor, but it can be easier said than done. Building your wardrobe is a far less daunting topic than building a portfolio, however both share similar characteristics.
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05 October 2020 Many people still don't see the value of having a valid Will. However, the COVID 19 pandemic has encouraged people to pay more attention to their estate and assets. According to FNB, over the course of lockdown there has been an increase in the number of people who are taking interest in drafting or updating their Will.
17 September 2020 Following the South African Reserve Bank's decision earlier today to keep interest rates at their previous level, FNB confirms that it will maintain its prime lending rate at 7% and will review its position following the next SARB MPC meeting.
10 September 2020 First National Bank (FNB) presents it's annual results for the financial year ending 30 June 2020. The Bank acknowledges that the year has been very hard for many due to an economy that was already struggling before COVID-19, escalating health risks as well as financial difficulties for both customers and businesses.
02 September 2020 FNB has taken the top spot in the 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable brands South African report. The report highlights that FNB is valued atR46.4 billion($2.8billion) and has risenin brand contribution with increased equity in all measures, and particularly in meaning and salience.
30 July 2020 FNB has launched its new brand campaign calling on all South Africans to rally behind local business to help rebuild the economy.
29 July 2020 FNB is expanding its digital payments ecosystem by launching a Virtual Card for individuals and businesses customers.
28 July 2020 Covid-19 lockdown regulations coupled with store closures have resulted in several consumers returning to online shopping for essentials products and services.
23 July 2020 Following the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) decision to cut its lending rate by 0.25%, FNB will be reducing its prime lending rate to 7% from 7.25% with effect from Friday 24 July.
22 July 2020 At the beginning of this year, nobody could have predicted just how economically challenging the year 2020 was going to be.
Johannesburg, 16 July 2020 The stock market can be volatile, but it's a market that many people will delve into at some point in thier lives whether diretly buying shares or through their employer retirement saving fund.
16 July 2020 FNB Life is extending credit life insurance benefits to cover a portion of cashflow relief instalments for customers who already have credit life insurance. Under normal circumstances, customers pay an additional amount to extend insurance cover, however the provider is extending this benefit to protect quialifying customer against the financial impact of COVID-19.
13 July 2020: In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic coupled with millions of South Africans going hungry daily due to adverse economic conditions, Grain Care and FirstRand SPIRE fund, through RMB and FNB have launched a substantial grain campaign aimed at providing maize meal to vulnerable communities.
Johannesburg, 07 July 2020: FNB today announced that it will be discontinuing the issuing of cheques by 01 January 2021.
Johannesburg, 06 July 2020: Goals whether short or long-term form the foundations of your everyday life and your financial plan.
03 July 2020: The recent global health pandemic has caused uncertaintyfor people, business and investment experts across the globe. With low levels of confidence due to poor economic outlook and market volatility,South Africans are urged to look at their investment vehicles to determine which will offer the best returns given the current circumstances.
03 July 2020: In 2019, the Master of the High Court confirmed that as many as 75% of estates reported, are for South Africans who died without a valid Will. However, Johan Strydom, Head of Growth at FNB Fiduciary says that this may be set to change as people become more aware of their own mortality under the COVID-19 lockdown.
03 July 2020: Equity market instability and low cash interest rates have left savers and investors, both locally and abroad, taking another look at government bonds as a potential area of investment.
24 June 2020: First National Bank(FNB) has been voted as the best digital bank in the 2020 SIEisfaction®. The bank dominated overall customer satisfaction metrics in the both the Best Mobile Banking and Best Internet Banking categories
17 June 2020: First National Bank becomes the first bank in South Africa to accept UnionPay Contactless Payment at its SpeedPoint Terminals
01 June 2020: FNB has expressed its gratitude to employees, customers and partners for donating funds as well as eBucks to the FNB bank account that was created to support the National Solidarity Fund.
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