Locals will get a chance to name a new South African airline by submitting ideas online — along with getting a year free fights…
As regular readers of my app reviews will know, I have a sick obsession with budgeting, recording expenses and knowing where I stand financially at any given time of the day.
Hence not one, but two personal expense apps have been reviewed on Gearburn since I started writing two months ago. I’m not sure what it is, but I’m pretty sure it’s not as healthy as I keep telling myself. Moving on.
This week I look at personal banking apps — the one space where emerging markets are often way ahead of the US or Europe.
I’ve been a client of one of South Africa’s leading banks for as long as I can remember. My first account was opened by my father at its branch in Epping, my student loan went through its Rondebosch branch and my first credit card was issued by its Gardens branch. I guess I was happy with the service I was getting, as I’d never really wondered what it would be like with another bank…until about three weeks ago, when FNB released its iPhone app.
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