How To Get Your Bank To Finance Your Next LPO Or Contract

Just as every agreement has its terms and conditions, there are some criteria which you will need to meet in getting your bank to finance your local purchase order or contract. While the details may vary from bank to bank, the general criteria can be grouped into 4 main categories:

Let's Talk Business - #SuperBiz Terms and Conditions

Have you seen our new business banking campaign? Watch here: http://youtu.be/pFnUsuuR5nE

As your favoured business banking partner, we've spoken to a lot of you and truly understand your needs. This is why we are launching the #SuperBiz competition to gift 10 daily slots at "the biggest trade exhibition in Africa", the 2014 Lagos International Trade Fair to our super customers.

4 Simple Ways To Save On Your Rent

We’ve written here (http://bit.ly/1qknAmM) a while ago on how much of your income should go to paying rent. This post looks at some ways you can save on your rent if you’re a new renter or looking to move houses.

Drive A Hard Bargain
You have more leverage than you think. Make sure you negotiate your rent with your landlady before you sign a lease or renew your lease. You may be able to get fairer terms than you expect.

Team Up

How Not To Fall Victim To Internet Fraud

The digitisation of payments means that in addition to the ease and convenience of online banking comes the need for extra security. In this post, we share some of the common and prevalent types of internet frauds that you should be wary of whenever you are online.

Identity theft
Identity theft involves criminals stealing money by pretending to be someone else. It occurs in various ways such as using someone’s card details illegally to make purchases or assuming someone else’s identity to open bank accounts, take out loans and conduct illegal business.

11 Year Old Isaac Says "my CHESS Account Paid My School Fees"

We recently ran a nationwide competition for our CHESS account holders and invited them to write a 500 word essay on the topic "Why I Love To Save". This entry and two others won the competition and took away N50, 000 each in prize money. Read more about the CHESS account here: http://bit.ly/1sklc08

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WHY I LOVE TO SAVE

10 Year Old Teniola Tells Us Why He Loves To Save

We recently ran a nationwide competition for our CHESS account holders and invited them to write a 500 word essay on the topic "Why I Love To Save". This entry and two others won the competition and took away N50, 000 each in prize money. Read more about the CHESS account here: http://bit.ly/1sklc08

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So Many Gadgets. How Do I Choose?

There are multiple gadget options from the biggest brand names available these days. And you can usually find one that sits within a comfortable price-point for your budget. The biggest issue for a lot of people though is even more basic and is framed in this one question:

Should I buy a smart phone, a tablet, a laptop or even a smart watch?

You can make this decision easier by focusing on what you need to use the device for as these devices are similar in so many ways but differ in distinct ways. Below are some vital points to consider before deciding what gadget to buy:

WORK

Atedo Peterside joins the Standard Bank Group’s board as Non-Executive Director

Our board Chairman, Mr Atedo Nari Atowari Peterside, was recently appointed to the board of our parent company, Standard Bank Group Limited as well as the board of The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited with effect from 22 August 2014.

This appointment was announced by the Chairman of Standard Bank Group, Mr. Fred Phaswana.

How To Manage Your Credit Card In 5 Steps

There are people that are afraid to have any credit cards because of the problems that could come up. It is not necessary to fear credit cards. They are often necessary for online purchases, car rentals and hotel bookings.

Use credit for travel and emergencies
Credit cards are best for travel or that night you get to a restaurant for a date and your wallet with cash is back at home. Cards offer travel protection against theft and are much safer than carrying cash.

Pay more than the minimum amount due

The Importance Of Drawing Up A Will

This is the final 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/1se88N4
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