• Stephanus Buys

    Avoid the festive season spending rush

    Stephanus Buys

    Head of Strategic Business Development, Savings & Investments

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    Stephan is responsible for product and market development for FNB Savings & Investment business unit. His position entails managing relationships with internal stakeholders such as First Rand group treasury, RMB Global Equities, Ashburton Investment Managers and the various market segments within FNB. It also requires ongoing environmental analysis to understand the external competitive and regulatory environment to ensure that the business remains relevant and innovative in the products and services it delivers.

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    Staying on the straight and narrow with finances during festive season is not easy, but it can be done. During the festive season, most people let their guard down and fail to monitor how and what they spend money on. The best way to get around festive season spending is to set up a festive […]

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    Preenay Sathu is a Channel Head at FNB Financial Advisory. He has 10 years industry experience, holds a BComm (Hons) in Marketing Management and is also a Certified Financial Planner. His previous roles in the industry involved Investment Platform Management, Financial Planning and Wealth Planning.

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    It’s nearly the end of the year and whether or not your finances are in good shape, it’s still important to review your finances and make a fair determination of how you can improve your financial wellbeing before moving into the new year. Conducting a reassessment of your financial status over a 12 month period […]

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    Lee is the CEO of FNB Life and FirstRand Life Assurance, the long term insurance arm of the FirstRand group. In his current role, he is tasked with consolidating and driving FNB’s position as a preferred financial services partner. Lee has previously occupied various roles within FNB over the last 12 years, primarily focusing on CVM, pricing, analytics and credit. Before his current role, he was the CEO of Core Lending in FNB Business, looking after non-specialised lending for the business, commercial and wealth segments – such products included overdrafts, loans and credit cards. He is a qualified Actuary but before this role focused on non-traditional actuarial fields. Lee’s hobbies include running (Two Oceans, Comrades), cycling (Argus, 94.7) and canoeing (Dusi).

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    Consumers are urged to spend wisely during the festive period and plan for the New Year to avoid falling into the debt trap and defaulting on monthly payments for necessities like funeral insurance. Over December and January every year, the number of customers that default on their funeral insurance premiums significantly increases. FNB Life’s data […]

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    Yolande Steyn has recently taken on the role of FNB Innovation, Head. Previously, she headed up FNB eWallet Solutions, which was launched in 2009. She joined FNB in 2004 and was part of the original Cellphone Banking team that revolutionised mobile banking in South Africa. Her role included product development, strategic project management and the role-out of mobile banking in FNB’s African subsidiaries. As a qualified Industrial Engineer, Yolande has worked in consulting, mobile telecoms, software development, mobile money and now Innovation. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from UCT, Graduate School of Business.

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    As the festive season draws near, cybercriminals will pull out all the tricks in the book to try and cheat consumers out of their hard earned cash. Cyber-crime is becoming increasingly sophisticated with fraudsters constantly finding new ways of carrying out their unlawful conduct, especially during busy periods like the festive season. Consumers should therefore […]

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    Eunice Sibiya is Head of Consumer Education at FNB, a division which is responsible for educating South Africans about basic financial concepts and encouraging financial literacy across the country. A University of Pretoria Marketing graduate, Eunice, amongst other responsibilities, manages Consumer Education’s two main areas of focus, face to face interventions and radio campaigns.

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    Children are off school for a couple of months in the year, and parents more often than not take this time to be together as a family. The trick during this time is for both parents and kids to realise that it isn’t always necessary to spend money in order to have fun. Activities such […]

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