Being a Standard Bank Prestige customer means receiving A-list treatment because you’ve worked hard for it. It’s more than just getting you from A to B. It’s about getting there in style and giving you just what you need to reach your next milestone – that trip overseas, a new car you’ve be eyeing for ages or the home with your name on it.
Customers who earn a gross monthly income of R25 000 or more are eligible for the Prestige Banking offering and all that comes with it.
Albert Einstein said: “True art is characterised by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” This year at Standard Bank Group we've most certainly seen how creativity has extended far beyond the imagination. Visually stimulating, the variety of sponsored events and hosted exhibitions has brought to the fore an incredible amount of talent on our soil. The year has been a feast for the senses.
Do you know your Lowry from your Hockney, or your Sickert from a Paul Henry? While many of us might recognise the most famous artists, we would struggle to know if a painting is a good investment, or just a pretty picture to hang on a wall.
However, there is a growing interest in art as an alternative form of investment, along with other tangible assets such as stamps, coins, wine and vintage cars.
It’s easy to get carried away over the festive season seen as a ‘time for giving’. Don’t fall into the overspending trap again year and think of your financial future.
First things first, sit down and set a budget. Work out how much post-Christmas debt you have and how to reduce it.
This requires discipline but if you stick to the plan, you’ll be reaping the rewards of a debt-free new year.
Tips for a successful budget
• Write down an accurate and honest list of your expenses and income. Use your recent bank statements, invoices and receipts as a guide
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela believed that all of us are equal, even though he had no equal.
He dedicated his life to turning this belief into a reality for all South Africans.
Our beloved Madiba put the needs of every other South African before his own, with no thought of personal reward.
He was the founding father of our great nation, a remarkable statesman and one of the most steadfast and visionary leaders of recent times.
Nelson Mandela led with patience, compassion, courage and integrity, during the most challenging period of South Africa’s history.
While smart phones maybe the new way to do your banking, the value of one-on-one client interaction should not be underestimated.
To this end, we are proud to introduce Standard Bank’s new Gen 8 branches. Taking physical banking into the future, the Gen 8 branches are the right mix of customer relationships and innovation. They provide a new generation approach to banking providing integrated, smart, value-added experiences.
As with all things created on the basis of cultural roots, basket weaving traditions have continued through generations. Weaving is an age old craft and has been defined over and over again by the hands that create them. Different techniques showcase the artistic flair of traditional weavers. Zululand is a truly special place for weavers, past and present.
Honouring an African tradition
‘Tis the season for a little gift-giving, and the 94.7 Highveld Stereo, Talk Radio 702 and Standard Bank ‘Truck of Love’ is bursting at the seams with festive cheer!
The Truck of Love is about helping people in need of a little love and care. Over the years, Standard Bank has dedicated much time and heart to numerous lives in need of positive change. With the assistance and resources of the respective radio stations involved in this fantastic initiative, the Truck of Love is revving its engine and ready to really make a difference to those who need it most.
Congratulations to our colleague Jacko Maree who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to banking. Jacko's banking career spans more than 32 years. Of these, Jacko was Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group for 13. The Banker magazine presented the award to Jacko in London last night.