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Financial Services

Ministers stall on banks intervention over Gupta blacklisting

May 25 2016 17:59

The ministers tasked with intervening in the ongoing stand-off between South Africa’s big four banks and the Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments have missed their deadline.

Financial Services

Sarb wants vigilance after Standard Bank ATM heist in Japan

May 25 2016 14:40

The theft of about R204m from ATMs in Japan using counterfeit cards from Standard Bank has prompted a call for vigilance from the SA Reserve Bank.

Financial Services

Computerised trader beats banks in top currency ranks

May 25 2016 13:18

Computerised trading firm XTX Markets has come from nowhere to dethrone major banks in the rankings of the world’s biggest spot currency traders.

Financial Services

Big five SA banks losing market share

May 25 2016 12:02

Although South Africa’s banking sector is still dominated by the five largest banks, international banks are slowly eating away at their market share, a report shows.

Financial Services

Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank ATM thieves

May 24 2016 16:48

Criminals who stole millions of dollars from ATMs across Japan in a three-hour spree probably chose the country because banks consider it a low fraud risk, experts say.

Financial Services

Brait net asset value per share jumps 80%

May 24 2016 10:07

Brait says it expects its net asset value per share for the year ended March 31 to increase by 74% to 80% to between R134.19 and R138.82.

Financial Services

UPDATE: Old Mutual US unit attracts possible buyers

May 24 2016 09:49

Old Mutual says it has been approached by buyers interested in taking a stake in its US-based fund management unit.

Financial Services

PIC wants Barclays Africa in SA hands

May 23 2016 11:36

The Public Investment Corporation is forming a group of black investors to buy a stake in Barclays Africa Group in a bid to put the bank back under the control of South Africans.

Financial Services

How Capitec overcame high barriers to entry in SA

May 23 2016 07:04

How did a small South African bank manage to rise through the ranks at a time when consumer and investor confidence was at a low?

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Financial Services

Investec’s full-year profit rises 3%

May 19 2016 14:15

Investec, owner of a bank and money manager in South Africa and the UK, has said full-year profit rose 3% on loan growth and fund inflows.

Financial Services

Barclays plans further sales in Africa unit

May 18 2016 18:26

Barclays plans to continue selling further stakes in its South African business after cutting its holding to about 50%, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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