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Keeping your head above the water

You don’t need to be competing in the IRONMAN triathlon series to benefit from Raynard Tissink’s advice. His guidance will help you to move forward and achieve your own personal fitness goals.

Here are Raynard’s tips on how to keep your head above the water:

Iketsetse-Zenzele Season 3, Episode 5

Bhemba is thinking about investing and Ma Nkosi steers him in the right direction.

Oh boy! Mlungisi gives Grace an ultimatum...

Mike pops the question. Will Sebe say ‘yes’?

You can listen to and download this episode in 10 of the official languages:


FICA: What you need to know

The South African Reserve Bank have put certain controls in place through the introduction of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, No. 38 of 2001, better known as FICA to effectively fight money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism.

In terms of FICA, banks are required to verify customers’ details by collecting supporting document known as (KYC) documents. KYC documents normally consist of your green barcoded ID or the newly introduced Smart ID card as well as your proof of physical address.

Unleash your IRONMAN

Standard Bank has been filled with the spirit of IRONMAN and the anticipation continues to mount as we count down the weeks to Africa's biggest race of the year in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at the end of March.

As part of our commitment to moving our clients, staff and athletes forward, we are introducing a series of fitness training blogs providing professional guidance, information and tips to get you race ready.

Standard Bank Group results for 2014 shows steady growth in Africa

This morning we released our financial results for 2014. Standard Bank Group continued steady growth in Africa during the year following a steady realignment of the our resources to focus on the continent, including the sale of 60% of our global markets business outside Africa to our strategic partner, ICBC.

Headline earnings from continuing operations increased 20% to R21,1-billion, boosted by good revenue growth of 15%. However, our headline earnings were affected by the performance of the discontinued global markets outside Africa business and increased by only 1% to R17,3-billion.

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