South Africa Banking Market Report 2018: Focus on Central Bank Services, Islamic Finance, Automotive Financing, Retail, Reward & Loyalty, & Direct Home Loans

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DUBLIN, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “The Banking Industry in South Africa 2018” report has been added to’s offering.

The South African banking sector which has total assets of R5.14-trillion, remains highly concentrated with the five largest banks holding 91% of total assets as of 31 December 2017. While the country’s big banks dominate, the sector is also diversified with 36 South African banking institutions registered with the Reserve Bank and 30 foreign banks with approved representative offices in South Africa. There are over 6,000 credit providers registered with the National Credit Regulator.

Sector Disruption and Competition:

The banking landscape is changing rapidly as banks face increasing competition from technology-based financial services – from newly established banks to retailers offering mobile transactional banking accounts. Competition coming from newly-licensed commercial banks and growing credit granting from other credit providers is likely to encourage the big four banks to place increasing emphasis on growing customer numbers with innovative product offerings, especially to attract lower-income earners. Competition from newly established Discovery Bank, Bank Zero and TymeDigital, which aim to disrupt the sector, may force big banks to intensify efforts to modernise technology platforms to satisfy customers’ demand.


While the resignation of Jacob Zuma as president and his succession by Cyril Ramaphosa resulted in the hope for political and economic stability and policy certainty, the issue of land expropriation without compensation has resulted in some pressure on the banking sector. In addition to agricultural land bonds, banks also provide extensive loans to the agricultural sector hedged against crop yields and other assets. Bank exposure to struggling state-owned entities and troubled companies like Steinhoff International have also weighed heavily on the sector, which has nevertheless retained its ability to cope with challenging economic conditions.

Report Coverage:

As well as focusing on developments in the commercial banking sector, the detailed Banking Industry report includes information on Other Credit Granting, Lease Financing, and Loyalty and Reward Programmes. The report includes details on 90 organisations, fintech, digital banking, cryptocurrencies and other new technologies influencing the sector, as well as recent corporate actions and developments such as the demise of VBS Bank and the Competition Commission’s ongoing investigation into 17 banks relating to price fixing and market allocation in the trading of foreign currency.

It includes details on the restructuring of overseas shareholdings in local commercial banks, resulting in the reorganisation of the Old Mutual Group and sell-down by Barclays of its stake in Barclays Africa with implications for two of the big banks, Nedbank and Absa.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry

2.1. Industry Value Chain

2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

3.1. Central Banking

3.2. Commercial Banking

3.3. Other Credit Granting

3.4. Lease Financing

4. State Of The Industry

4.1. Local

4.1.1. Corporate Actions

4.1.2. Regulations

4.1.3. Enterprise Development And Social Economic Development

4.2. Continental

4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors

5.1. Economic Environment

5.2. Government Intervention

5.3. Political Environment

5.4. Land Restitution

5.5. Operating Expenses

5.6. Expansion Into Africa

5.7. Labour

5.8. Cryptocurrency

5.9. Information Technology (It), Research And Development (R & D) And Innovation

5.10. Crime

5.11. Financial Inclusion

5.12. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition

6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References

10.1. Publications

10.2. Websites

Appendix 1

Registered CFIs As At October 2017

Appendix 2

Summary Of Major Players In All Subsectors Of The Banking Industry

Company Profiles

Central Banking & Banks And Other Banking Services

  • Absa Bank Ltd
  • African Bank Ltd
  • Bank Of China Ltd
  • Bank Of Taiwan
  • Bidvest Bank Ltd
  • Bnp Paribas Sa
  • Canara Bank
  • Capitec Bank Ltd
  • China Construction Bank Corporation
  • Citibank N.A.
  • Deutsche Bank Ag
  • Ditsobotla Primary Savings And Credit Co-Operative Bank Ltd
  • Firstrand Bank Ltd
  • Gbs Mutual Bank
  • Grindrod Bank Ltd
  • Hsbc Bank Plc
  • Icici Bank Ltd
  • Investec Bank Ltd
  • Jpmorgan Chase Bank N.A.
  • Land And Agricultural Development Bank Of South Africa
  • Mercantile Bank Ltd
  • Nedbank Ltd
  • Osk Kooperatiewe Bank Ltd
  • Sasfin Bank Ltd
  • Societe Generale Sa
  • South African Bank Of Athens Ltd (The)
  • South African Reserve Bank
  • Standard Bank Of South Africa Ltd (The)
  • Standard Chartered Plc
  • State Bank Of India
  • Suid-Afrikaanse Poskantoor (Soc) Ltd
  • Ubank Ltd
  • Vbs Mutual Bank
  • Virgin Money South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Islamic Finance South Africa

  • Absa Bank Ltd
  • Albaraka Bank Ltd
  • Firstrand Bank Ltd
  • Habib Overseas Bank Ltd
  • Hbz Bank Ltd
  • Standard Bank Of South Africa Ltd (The)

Automotive Financing

  • Absa Bank Ltd
  • Ariva Rentals (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Bank Ltd
  • Bmw Financial Services (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Ffs Finance South Africa (Rf) (Pty) Ltd
  • Firstrand Bank Ltd
  • Iemas Financial Services Co-Operative Ltd
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Nedbank Ltd
  • Standard Bank Of South Africa Ltd (The)
  • Toyota Financial Services (South Africa) Ltd

Retail & Section 21 Companies

  • African Dawn Capital Ltd
  • Barko Financial Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Bayport Financial Services 2010 (Pty) Ltd
  • Betterlife Group Ltd
  • Bnp Paribas Personal Finance South Africa Ltd
  • C T International Financiers (Pty) Ltd
  • Capital Harvest (Pty) Ltd
  • Discovery Ltd
  • Finbond Group Ltd
  • Foschini Group Ltd (The)
  • Fundi Capital (Pty) Ltd
  • Gauteng Enterprise Propeller
  • Iemas Financial Services Co-Operative Ltd
  • Industrial Development Corporation Of South Africa Ltd
  • Ithala Development Finance Corporation Ltd
  • Kuyasa Housing Finance Company (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Lewis Group Ltd
  • National Youth Development Agency (The)
  • Old Mutual Finance (Rf) (Pty) Ltd
  • Oranjekas Spaar En Krediet Kooperatief Ltd
  • Phakamani Foundation
  • Real People Home Finance (Pty) Ltd
  • Sa Taxi Development Finance (Pty) Ltd
  • Small Enterprise Finance Agency Ltd
  • Small Enterprise Foundation (The)
  • Thuthukani Financial Services Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Transaction Capital Ltd
  • Ubank Ltd
  • Woolworths Financial Services (Pty) Ltd

Reward & Loyalty Programmes

  • Absa Bank Ltd
  • British Airways Plc
  • Clicks Group Ltd
  • Comair Ltd
  • Diners Club (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • Dis-Chem Pharmacies Ltd
  • Discovery Vitality (Pty) Ltd
  • Edcon Ltd
  • Exclusive Books Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Firstrand Bank Ltd
  • Foschini Group Ltd (The)
  • Investec Bank Ltd
  • Mahala Loyalty Program (Pty) Ltd
  • Mtn Group Ltd
  • Nedbank Ltd
  • Pick N Pay Stores Ltd
  • Primedia (Pty) Ltd
  • South African Airways (Soc) Ltd
  • Standard Bank Of South Africa Ltd (The)
  • Virgin Money South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Virtual Market Place (Pty) Ltd
  • Vodacom Group Ltd
  • Wellness Warehouse (Pty) Ltd
  • Woolworths Financial Services (Pty) Ltd

Direct Home Loans

  • Absa Bank Ltd
  • Firstrand Bank Ltd
  • Investec Bank Ltd
  • Nbc Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Nedbank Ltd
  • Ooba (Pty) Ltd
  • Sa Home Loans (Pty) Ltd
  • Standard Bank Of South Africa Ltd (The)

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