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Our top 3 tips for saving towards your future

Too much month at the end of your money? If you barely have enough cash to make it through the month, it might seem laughable to think you can actually save some money.

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Investing in women: An African Bank priority

Many women are now the main breadwinners in their families and form the support structures of their communities.

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Three types of credit card fraud – and how to protect yourself

Read this blog post to familiarize yourself with these scams and know how to protect yourself.

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Know your rights when applying for a loan

With times being so tough for many consumers, applying for a loan could give you the means to change your circumstances.

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Grow your money

The flexible nature of working from home is appealing for new moms and many opt for this when the pitter patter of little feet is on the horizon.

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Getting to know Basani Maluleke

A new era started at African Bank on 1 April 2018, the day Basani Maluleke, was appointed as our CEO. Basani follows in the footsteps of Brian Riley, who saw the Bank through curatorship and laid the foundation for the exciting future that lies ahead of us.

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How to improve your credit score

Have you ever applied for credit and been turned down because of a negative credit profile or because you were considered high credit risk? For many of us this often comes as quite a shock.

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Three tips: How to use your credit card wisely

There are more than 8.8 million credit cards in issue, and more than 38 types of credit cards available, in South Africa. South Africans have on average one credit card. So, there’s a good chance that you are one of those South Africans. Question is, are you using your credit card wisely?

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Dad, here’s how you can be your child’s financial superhero

Fathers are often their children’s first real-life superheroes.Children do as we do, not as we say. So dads, our question to you this month is – are you modelling good financial behaviour?

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Saving to educate your children? Get the most out of your money

There is no greater gift that you can give your child than the gift of a secure education.We all want to give our children the very best, however, ensuring that you give your child a quality education costs money – and it is often the kind of money that most of us simply do not have.

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Ways to save on your teen’s matric dance

It’s that time of year again when teenagers and money-strapped parents begin planning for the big Grade 12 Matric dance. Peer pressure often drives families to spend outrageous sums on their son’s or daughter’s dance but there are still ways to look good without totally breaking the budget.

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A world without hunger is possible

Imagine this: A world without hunger! This is the vision of Rise Against Hunger; an organisation dedicated to ending hunger and malnutrition by 2030. As African Bank, we believe in this vision and as a team, we will be showing our support by helping pack 9720 meals for Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres, which is enough to feed one ECD centre for a complete year!

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About African Bank

Our mission is to be a successful Retail Bank offering a wide range of products and services to the consumers of South Africa. The people who work for African Bank represent the diverse population of South Africa; therefore we are a reflection of you, of all South Africans. We seek to provide value - more than our consumers expect of us. We promise to live our purpose 'humanity through banking' in all that we do and we are confident that we can, because 'We are You'.