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Instant payments get cheaper

Instant payments get cheaper

TymeBank, Capitec and Discovery Bank have now joined Absa, FNB, Nedbank and Standard Bank as part of the PayShap payment system which allows for instant payments between bank accounts. PayShap, the brand name for the Rapid Payment Programme, is a...

Changes for FNB Gold customers

Changes for FNB Gold customers

FNB has announced a new account as part of its annual pricing review, with a focus on banking the family. As from 1 July all FNB Gold customers will be converted to FNB’s new Aspire account. It comes with lower monthly fees – dropping from R109 to...

Why you should use virtual cards

Why you should use virtual cards

Virtual cards offer more protection when you’re making purchases – especially online. Angelique Ruzicka finds out how they work. Shopping online has always come with risks, especially when it comes to fraud, but the introduction of virtual bank...

Check before you press pay

Check before you press pay

If you accidently pay into the wrong account, there is no guarantee you will receive your money back. I recently received two complaints from readers who had accidently paid money into the wrong account, highlighting the risk of electronic fund...

Bounced debit orders will be very costly

Bounced debit orders will be very costly

Bank customers will have a nasty surprise if they allow their debit orders to bounce. When Anil contacted his medical scheme to cancel his premium as he knew he had no funds, he discovered it was too late. The debit order went off and Standard Bank...

OBS advises to check your loan statements

OBS advises to check your loan statements

Incorrect balances and terms on home loans, personal loans and revolving credit make up a significant portion of complaints to the Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS), according to its latest report. Of the 5 996 cases it has closed so far this...

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