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The R1 million business challenge to make big dreams a reality

Standard Bank is passionate about is growing South African entrepreneurial spirit by guiding and motivating aspirational small businesses owners, to help create economic change.

We have partnered with SABC 3 to bring South Africans an exciting new reality TV series, “Think Big - Building Business Champions” (Think Big).

Think Big is a ten-week series that premieres on 17 July at 21h30 that will showcase the vital role that small business play in our economy.

We're built on solid values

We were deeply disturbed to learn that someone claiming to be an employee posted an anti-Semitic comment on a website. We condemn the statement and all hate speech in the strongest terms and distance ourselves from the offensive remarks.

Following a thorough investigation, we can confidently state that the person concerned does not work for Standard Bank. Our investigation shows that although he did work for us as a contractor he is no longer in the employ of the bank and has not been for a number of years.

Stanbic IBTC Bank facilitates electronic Warehouse Receipt System (e-WRS) for farmers

Starting today, Stanbic IBTC Bank will provide a trading platform and serve as the settlement bank for the Nigeria Commodity Exchange’s (NCX) pilot electronic Warehouse Receipt System (e-WRS) which is being launched in Abuja today, Thursday 10 July 2014.

With this commodity exchange system, farmers will be able to take their agricultural produce to accredited warehouses where the produce will be preserved for sale. The e-WRS is an electronic receipt that will be issued to farmers at the accredited warehouses and it can be used by the farmers for any of the following:

Why Save? How To Save? Where To Save? All You Need To Know

This is the sixth post in a series aimed at equipping you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to make more informed decisions about your finances and lifestyle. Please read the previous post here http://bit.ly/1qnH7CC
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There are a lot of myths and legends around saving money. This post aims to simplify the process to its very basics: The things we save money for may include

• To buy a car
• That holiday you've always wanted to take
• To buy a house

The importance of a good personal financial plan

This is the fifth post in a series aimed at equipping you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to make more informed decisions about your finances and lifestyle. You can read on how to develop a financial plan for a small business here http://bit.ly/19Un1Jr
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A good financial plan helps you lay out your money objectives and plan for your future. It can involve the following things amongst others:

• A savings account
• A health insurance plan

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