First National Bank

First National Bank launches smartphones for mobile banking boost

Welcome to the bundle. South Africa’s First National Bank has launched its own-branded smartphones as it looks to mobile banking growth. The ConeXis X1 and A1 phones will be available from 380 branches around the country and come bundled with FNB’s smartphone banking app. Jan Kleynhans, CEO of the FNB Consumer Segment, says the initiative […]

Banks face payments factory dilemma or disintermediation

As the payments industry adjusts to the gradual demise of interchange fees, banks will face declining profits. That means data will have to be used more effectively to squeeze out the remaining opportunities. But it also means they face a dilemma between building their own services and outsourcing.