Looting and Violence Poses Risk to SA

The destruction of bank branches and automatic teller machines (ATMs) in KZN and Gauteng, and threats to the safety of bank employees, directly imperils the safety, social security, economic activity, and jobs of many thousands of South Africans.

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Robert Legh Message of Condolence

It is with great sadness that the Banking Association South Africa (BASA) heard of the passing of Bowmans’ Chair and Senior Partner, Robert Legh.

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June Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme Update

As at 19 June 2021, R18,39 billion in loans had been approved by banks and taken up by small businesses under the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme. Demand for the scheme dropped sharply since April 2021, and in the past month only 65 loans, with a value of R35,70 million, have been approved by banks.

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Financial Crime Partnership

Members of the banking community and the sector’s regulatory and supervisory authorities are making inroads in targeting and disrupting financial crime through a financial information sharing partnership, called SAMLIT (South African Anti-Money Laundering Integrated Task Force).

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Banking POPIA Code of Conduct

In terms of the provisions of section 61 (2) of POPIA, the Information Regulator (South Africa) gives notice that the Regulator is in receipt of a code of conduct from the Banking Association South Africa (BASA) that deals with how personal information will be processed by the member banks.

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May Update: COVID-19 Loan Guarantee

As at 08 May 2021, R18,35 billion in loans had been approved by banks and taken up by small businesses under the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme, an increase of R12,60 million over the previous two weeks.

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SA SMME COVID-19 Impact Report

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a lockdown that had a devastating impact on the livelihood of small businesses. According to the National Income Dynamics Study (Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey), a consumer study, South Africa has lost a decade’s worth of jobs in less than half a year of lockdown and the economy slowed by 16.4% in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the first quarter of 2020.

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Covid-19

Find out more information about Loan Guarantee Scheme, Government Vaccine Toolkit & The SA SMME COVID-19 Impact Report

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Loan Guarantee Scheme

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COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Updates

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