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Shopping online has many benefits that you don’t find in the market or in the next-door store. Online stores are open 24/7, so you can research your purchases thoroughly, and you can compare prices from store to store without leaving your comfort zone.
There are no queues, there is lots of choice, and often great low prices. Some stores even offer special deals on shipping and kind return policies to make everything even easier for you.
But you can also lose money. Read more »
The Chartered Secretaries of South Africa’s Conference on Corporate Governance was held in Johannesburg on 11 September. Karin Ireton, Head of Sustainability Management at Standard Bank Group, attended and reports that there was lively debate around company reporting, especially the new focus on integrated reporting, an area in which South Africa has been a first mover. Read more »
Standard Bank will be hosting students from all over the country this week for the annual Graduate Programme Assessment Centre. The 18th group of graduates will be selected at the Global Leadership Centre and will join the bank's talent pipeline in February 2014. The first programme was started by the Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) in 1997. We caught up with Shannon Redman who was part of the "Class of 1997" to found out about her journey from graduate to executive.
1. What attracted you to the Standard Bank Graduate Programme in 1997? Read more »
If you’re one of the many Standard Bank customers who’ve joined our UCount Rewards programme, you’ve almost certainly collected rewards points at Participating Rewards Retailers, Participating Grocery Retailers, Caltex Forecourts and anywhere else you’ve used your Standard Bank personal debit, cheque or credit card.
Now for the fun part: redeeming your rewards points!
Log on to the UCount Rewards website (www.standardbank.co.za/UCount) to check your balance and statement. Remember, rewards points are allocated to your account on the last day of every month. Read more »
Summer break is so much fun especially when you are somewhere far from home with your family and friends. But overspending and vacations always seem to go hand in hand. It can be very difficult to stay within your budget during the holidays, and many people end up being flat broke or getting into debt.
To avoid financial panic when you return from your vacation, we offer some easy steps to follow: Read more »