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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

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    This week’s budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has definitely left some people hopeful and others in heated debate. It was the first budget speech that Gigaba delivered and all eyes were on him to offer some financial direction for South Africa. How is government planning on addressing the revenue shortfall? What can some […]

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    Anthony Grant,CEO, Foreign Exchange Product House , oversees the FNB and RMB brands that facilitate foreign exchange and cross-border payments within the FirstRand Group, through a combined Foreign Exchange Product House (FXPH).Anthony Grant has been with the group for 18 years and started at FNB in November 1998 and then moved to RMB in 2006. Anthony has spent the last 13 years accumulating vast Foreign Exchange experience in the financial Institution segment .

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    FNB and RMB have been recognised as the Best Foreign Exchange Provider in South Africa and Botswana by Global Finance Magazine for the second year running.   The winners were selected from 104 countries and 7 global regions using criteria including transaction volumes, market share, scope of global coverage, customer service, competitive pricing and innovative […]

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    Prior to joining FNB ten years ago, Theuns worked in various banking treasuries both locally and abroad. Theuns started his career with FNB looking after lending, investments and state-owned enterprises in the Public Sector Segment. He was acting CEO of the Public Sector Segment for six months preceding its integration into FNB Commercial (now FNB Business), after which he looked after FNB Commercial and, later FNB Business’ liability book. Theuns was appointed CEO of FNB Short Term Insurance in November 2014. In his spare time he enjoys book collecting, fly-fishing and hunting.

    Don’t let your business premises become a target over the December holiday period. Statistics show that business burglaries during this time of the year increase exponentially, especially in empty offices and buildings. Taking out business insurance can certainly help small businesses recoup financial losses incurred from theft or burglary, but the inconvenience and potential impact […]

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    Anthony Grant,CEO, Foreign Exchange Product House , oversees the FNB and RMB brands that facilitate foreign exchange and cross-border payments within the FirstRand Group, through a combined Foreign Exchange Product House (FXPH).Anthony Grant has been with the group for 18 years and started at FNB in November 1998 and then moved to RMB in 2006. Anthony has spent the last 13 years accumulating vast Foreign Exchange experience in the financial Institution segment .

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    Money is tight for most South Africans so smart travel planning is essential. But if you’re retired and can travel whenever you want, it’s smart to aim for off peak season as you can avoid the crowds, the heat of summer and get a great travel deal to top it off. Travelling around the world […]

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    # Ilse Smuts is the Head of Marketing at Core Banking Solutions (CBS) an internal division of FNB. Ilse has 15 years’ financial services experience and has a true passion for marketing and banking. Ilse’s latest success includes working with the team who developed the ‘Steve from beep bank” Advertising Campaign’. Ilse has also contributed towards the successful marketing of FNB Fuel Rewards, eBucks, inContact and of course the Cheque Accounts and other value added benefits offered by FNB. In 2008, Ilse was awarded with the Rising Star Award in the Sunday Times Business Times Marketing Excellence Awards. Ilse is currently completing her PhD in Marketing and Innovation. She holds a Masters of Commerce degree which she obtained Cum Laude and has completed a B Com Honours in Marketing Management as well as a B Com Marketing Management degree.

    Managing your SME business’ cash flow is not just about maintaining revenue levels and ensuring that money owed is collected timeously, it is also about managing your cash reserves and balancing the risk of any investments you might make. Ancley Jacobs, CEO at FNB Savings & Cash Investments, maintains that there are three key considerations […]

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