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African Bank buying Grindrod Bank for R1.5bn, with eye on business banking

26 May 2022 8:23 PM
Tags:
The Money Show
African Bank
Bruce Whitfield
Grindrod Bank
business banking
Kennedy Bungane
Zweli Manyathi
Grindrod Limited

The Money Show interviews Zweli Manyathi, Group Executive for Business Banking at African Bank.
An African bank branch. Picture: African bank Facebook page.

African Bank's announced a R1.5 billion deal to acquire investment-focused Grindrod Bank, owned by Grindrod Limited.

This will accelerate its entry into the business banking sector.

CEO Kennedy Bungane told The Money Show that African Bank's 'Excelerate25' strategy is aimed at moving it away from being just a monoline product player in unsecured lending, to diversifying into a fully-fledged retail and business bank.

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Ray White interviews Zweli Manyathi, African Bank's Group Executive for Business Banking.

The strategic optionality the Grindrod acquisition gives us, is an entry into business banking which is an ambition which was articulated in the strategy 'Excelerate25'.

Zweli Manyathi, Group Executive: Business Banking - African Bank

Listen to Manyathi explain African Bank's vision below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : African Bank buying Grindrod Bank for R1.5bn, with eye on business banking




26 May 2022 8:23 PM
Tags:
The Money Show
African Bank
Bruce Whitfield
Grindrod Bank
business banking
Kennedy Bungane
Zweli Manyathi
Grindrod Limited

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