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FNB, or First National Bank, is one of the big four banks in South Africa, together with Absa, Nedbank and Standard Bank.

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0860 11 22 44

Bank charges

Like Nedbank, FNB usually updates its bank charges in July (Absa and Standard Bank usually update their bank charges in January).

History of FNB


FirstRand Limited is formed from the merger of the financial interests of Anglo American and Rand Merchant Bank. FNB is to trade as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited.


The First National Bank of South Africa Limited emerges as a wholly owned South African company.


Barclays Bank sells its remaining shareholding in Barclays National Bank Limited.


Barclays Bank restructures and the South African operations are called Barclays National Bank Limited.


The National Bank merges with the Colonial Bank and the Anglo-Egyptian Bank. The new bank was called Barclays Bank.


The Natal Bank is acquired.


The National Bank purchases the Bank of Africa.


At the conclusion of the Anglo-Boer War, the Nationale Bank der Zuid-Afrikaansche Republic Beperk changes its name to the National Bank of South Africa Limited.

5 Apr 1891

The government of the Republic of the Transvaal establishes the Nationale Bank der Zuid-Afrikaansche Republic Beperk, and its doors open on the 5th of April 1891.


The Bank of Africa is established, and it takes over the Oriental Bank Corporation's business in South Africa.


The Orange Free State government establishes the De Nationale Bank van den Oranjievrijstaat Beperk.


The Oriental Bank Corporation purchases the Eastern Province Bank.


The Eastern Province Bank is established in Grahamstown, and also develops branches in Cradock, Middelburg and Queenstown.

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