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    Jason is the senior industry analyst at FNB. Prior to joining FNB, Jason worked in the Global Markets Research team at Rand Merchant Bank. In his six years with the FirstRand group, he has advised both internal and external clients on how macroeconomic factors will impact developments within the various sectors of the economy. Before joining Rand Merchant Bank, Jason was the Head of Natural Resources research at Accenture, a global management consultancy. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand.

    February is South African budget month, and on the 22nd, the Finance Minister will deliver his prognosis on the state of the economy, and how money will be both raised and spent in order to balance the country’s books. In short, we have been spending more money than we have, and it’s time to tighten […]

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    Peter is the CIO of Business Banking at FNB which is part of the FirstRand Group, a financial services provider in South Africa. He has spent 15 years in IT both in consulting and banking where he has led large IT implementations and operational teams. He has spoken at industry conferences in Frankfurt, Philadelphia, Amsterdam, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Peter is busy with his PhD at Wits University researching the impact of senior leadership on Agile software development teams. He is married with 5 children and lives in Johannesburg where he received his Masters in Engineering from Wits University in 2000. He has hiked all over South Africa, worked as a youth television presenter, learnt to parachute and wrote his first book in 2014. Read Peter’s Blog; IT Leadership Insights at http://www.peteralkema.com

    In an era of rapid emergence of new technologies coupled with innovative business models, customer’s preferences are deeply interlocked with the use of new digital innovations. The banking industry is perhaps the start of what can be described as a digital disruptive tornado and this fascinating time presents various opportunities for institutions in South Africa.  […]

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    Dheshen has been in the banking industry for roughly 15 years, the last 7 of which have been with FNB. He has held various roles and his experience covers Information Technology, Contact Centre Management, Sales, Campaign Management, Retail Banking and Business Banking. Dheshen currently serves has a Solutions Manager within FNB Business, focusing on value adding strategic initiatives.

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    Data security! Cyber threats! And now BYOD – they’re buzzwords attracting more and more attention, but Bring-Your-Own-Device is far more than a buzzword or trend, it’s a way of doing things that empowers your staff to do their jobs on-the-go and offsite, in an efficient, agile and flexible way. The reality is that many businesses […]

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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

    A plethora of economic data were released during November 2016, first the October consumer inflation, then the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) decision on interest rates and the verdicts by international rating agencies, Fitch, Moody’s  and Standard & Poor’s. It was a mixed bag with inflation rising faster than anticipated to 6.4% year-on-year and 0.5% […]

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    The FNB Business INNOVATION Awards 2016 ended with Bevan Ducasse of wiGroup being announced as the FNB Business Innovator of the Year. Since his win, Bevan has gone on to attend the prestigious Endeavor International Selection Panel (ISP), which took place in Boston, USA. Bevan had previously been invited to attend the ISP in 2014 […]

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