Peter Alkema FNB Business CIO

First National Bank (FNB) has once again been awarded The Most Innovative African Bank at the 2017 African FinTech Awards for the second year in a row. The accolade affirms FNB’s status as a leader in innovation in spite of strong competition from some of its competitors.

The African FinTech Awards recognises innovative and disruptive FinTech companies that have excelled in their sphere of business. The panel of judges for this year’s occasion consisted of seasoned investors, academics, innovation heads of top banks and entrepreneurs with an extensive track record in finance and/or technology.

Jacques Celliers, FNB CEO says, “We are humbled to be awarded The Most Innovative African Bank for the second year in a row. This accolade demonstrates our consistency in creating solutions that prioritise exponential helpfulness to address the needs of our individual and business customers. For us, innovation is a journey that is rooted in customer-centricity and all our solutions are a reflection of our commitment to exceptionally high standards. Everything we do in our business is designed to deliver a world-class customers experience to our millions of customers.”

Renowned for its innovative ethos that was affirmed with a global crown of The Most Innovative Bank in the World in 2012, FNB continues to lead innovation on various fronts. Beyond its strong transactional offering, the bank is successfully building its insurance business and digitising the process of acquiring insurance while creating an intuitive investment offering that caters for a range of individual and business needs.


Over the last few months, FNB introduced more helpful innovations in nav» Home and more recently, nav» Car to help its customers through the process of getting a home and maintaining a car easily via the bank’s leading App. In just a few months since launching, over 100 000 vehicles have been loaded on nav» Car and nav» Home has had over half a million visitors since 2016.

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