dotFNB comes to Joburg.CBD

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First National Bank, better known as the financial institution that doesn’t employ Steve, has expanded the footprint for dotFNB by opening a branch in the Johannesburg CBD.

For those who don’t know, dotFNB is the walk-in centre where FNB customers can buy a wide range of consumer electronics – from smartphones to laptops – on credit, using the FNB accounts. The prices for items at dotFNB are usually below market value and attract 0% interest over the 24-month period.

The head of dotFNB, Kim Gibson-van der Walt, says, “Johannesburg is not only seeing a growth in cosmopolitan residents, but has become a weekend playground where people gather at rooftop markets, theatres and downtown bioscope experiences.”

Indeed, the CBD has become a great attraction over weekends – a far cry from the criminal hive of a few years ago. The reclamation of Jo’burg has seen indie theatres, concerts, brewery tours, and more, all become popular things to do.

“The BankCity dotFNB provides a touch point for FNB to widen its reach of those exposed to how technology and innovation, coupled with the FNB product and service offering, can simplify banking,” Gibson-van der Walt added.

As Johannesburg starts becoming a tech hub, it’s great to see interactive, technology-based banking take a hold – and FNB, as has been the case of the last few years, is at the forefront.

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Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.