First National Bank

Boom Street Branch
Corner Boom and Chief Albert Luthuli
 
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
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Digital platforms a game-changer for convenient SME funding
15 November 2017

Digital platforms a game-changer for convenient SME funding

by Themba Msimango
The efficient use of digital platforms is crucial in enabling convenient access to funding for South Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs). This is according to Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business, who says a pragmatic approach that prioritises the use of technology could be a game-changer...
Entrepreneurs come under the spotlight
8 November 2017

Entrepreneurs come under the spotlight

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SA’s entrepreneurs will once again be under the spotlight after FNB announced the official opening of entries for the coveted FNB Business Innovation Awards (BIA) supported by Endeavor South Africa (EndeavorSA).The 4th instalment of the BIAs will take place in 2018 and businesses that can exhibit...
FNB Business best business bank in SA for fifth successive year
29 September 2017

FNB Business best business bank in SA for fifth successive year

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FNB Business has again been voted “Top Corporate Bank” in the 18th installment of the annual Sunday Times Top Brands survey, this makes it the fifth year in a row that FNB Business wins top honors in the survey.The Sunday Times Top Brands survey is the leading barometer of consumer and brand...
Stress test the business before you incubate
22 September 2017

Stress test the business before you incubate

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Business incubators have the ability to catapult a business in the right direction through enabling access to guidance, resources, networks and mentorship. However, incubation tends to be thought of as a magic wand, when in reality it only works once a business has gone through certain steps along...
The rise of women in franchising
10 August 2017

The rise of women in franchising

by Morne Cronje
Over the last ten years, the franchising industry has seen a trend of more women taking up opportunities in franchising and this is expected to further increase over the next five years. According to the international Franchise Association (IFA) there are more than 25% of women operating franchises...
FNB Business continues its focus on growing SMMEs
17 July 2017

FNB Business continues its focus on growing SMMEs

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FNB Business is taking proactive steps to increase and diversify existing levels of support for SMMEs in line with the objectives of the National Development Plan. The bank is implementing strategy that supports government’s national imperatives to accelerate transformation and inclusive economic...
Financial Boost for SMME sector
30 June 2017

Financial Boost for SMME sector

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First National Bank (FNB), firmly committed to playing a bigger role in tackling South Africa’s unemployment crisis. A loan agreement in the amount of $200 million (around R2.6 billion) was recently concluded between FNB parent, FirstRand, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a...
BrandsEye Takes Top Honours at FNB Business Innovation Awards
11 June 2017

BrandsEye Takes Top Honours at FNB Business Innovation Awards

by Themba Msimango
Craig Raw, (Founder) and Jean-Pierre Kloppers (CEO) at BrandsEye were announced as the overall winner of the 2017 FNB Business Innovation Awards held in partnership with Endeavor South Africa. “It’s a fantastic feeling, to be chosen as a winner among 12 amazing businesses, BrandsEye has been...
Principles of a successful scale up
1 June 2017

Principles of a successful scale up

by Mike Vacy-Lyle
South Africa sits with various challenges that affect our economy. The real solution to the country’s unemployment is scalable entrepreneurship i.e. new businesses starting and growing rapidly ultimately creating sustainable employment - these are not survivalist or life style businesses.The...

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