Have you heard of Nedbank? Here you will learn everything about this financial institution that offers online banking services with sustainable and innovative solutions.

Get to know the history and services of one of the main banks in South Africa and the African continent as well.

You will find out how Nedbank came to be, what transformations it has undergone over the years and what it offers its customers.


Nedbank’s history and values

Nedbank was founded in 1888 in Amsterdam as the Nederlandsche Bank en Credietvereeniging voor Zuid-Afrika (“Dutch Bank and Credit Union for South Africa”).

In August of that year, the bank opened a branch on Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa, with a mission to provide credit and banking services in and with South Africa.

At the beginning of the 20th century, in 1903, the company was renamed Nederlandsche Bank voor Zuid-Afrika (“Dutch Bank for South Africa”) and it was not until 1906 that the bank expanded and opened an office in London.


In 1925, the NBvZA merged with the Transvaalsche Handelsbank which lasted until 1940, when Germany invaded and occupied the Netherlands, and this impacted the management of the South African agency from the latter country.

The South African headquarters and its London office had sufficient assets in sterling, dollars and gold to cover their liabilities.

As it was an agency and with its Dutch headquarters no longer in control, the South African government appointed a controller to run the bank until 1945.

Its share of the South African banking market in 1945 was between 2% and 3%.

The banks split on 15 January 1951, renaming their South African counterpart as Nederlandse Bank in Suid-Afrika/Netherlands Bank of South Africa (NBSA) with Dutch Bank (NBvZA) retaining a 75% stake in the new company.

In october first of 1954, the Nederlandsche Bank en Kredietvereeniging voor Zuid-Afrika (NBvZA) merged with Amsterdamnsche Goedbank becoming Nederlandse Overzee Bank (NOB).

The Nedbank Group was formed from the merger of Syfrets SA, Union Acceptances and Nedbank in 1973 and in 1986, Old Mutual became the major shareholder (53%) of Nedbank.

Since then, Nedbank has continued to grow and diversify, offering a range of wholesale and retail banking services, as well as insurance, asset management and wealth management.

Nedbank Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nedbank Group and Nedbank is currently a leading banking group in South Africa and the African continent and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

It has made it its mission to use its financial expertise to do good for individuals, families, companies and society. It builds on its core values ​​of integrity, respect, accountability, diversity and innovation.

Customized banking services from Nedbank

Nedbank offers customized banking services to meet the specific demands of its customers.

It has a team of financial advisors who offer personalized guidance and integrated solutions to meet short- and long-term goals.

It also provides an online platform that allows customers to view and manage their accounts anytime, anywhere.

Some of the account options offered by Nedbank are:

  • Current account: Nedbank offers a current account that allows customers to carry out daily banking transactions such as withdrawals, deposits, payments, transfers and purchases;
  • Savings account: has a savings account option that allows customers to save money for specific purposes or for emergencies;
  • Investment Account: Provides an investment account that allows customers to invest their money in different financial instruments such as mutual funds, bonds, stocks and currencies.

Nedbank’s social responsibility programs

One of the bank’s pillars is its concern for the social and environmental well-being of the communities in which it operates.

The institution develops and supports several social responsibility programs that aim to contribute to the sustainable development of society.

It also encourages its employees, customers and partners to participate in these programs and make a difference in the community.

The list of programs contains:

  • Nedbank Foundation: It is Nedbank’s philanthropic entity that supports projects in the areas of education, health, environment, sports and arts;
  • Nedbank Green Affinity: allows Nedbank customers to contribute to nature conservation at no additional cost;
  • Nedbank Eyethu Community Trust: aims to promote Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in South Africa. Dividends received by participants are reinvested in social projects in needy communities.

Open your Nedbank’s account today

Nedbank is an instituition that offers sustainable and innovative banking solutions to its customers in South Africa and across the African continent.

It has a history of more than 130 years of success and growth, based on its values ​​of integrity, respect, responsibility, diversity and innovation.

It has a leading presence in South Africa and the African continent and offers a range of wholesale and retail banking services, as well as insurance, asset management and wealth management.

It stands out for its exceptional customer service, which seeks to know its customers in depth and exceed their expectations and develops and supports various social responsibility programs that aim to contribute to the sustainable development of society.

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