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The Weekly Wrap Up: 7-11 June

By Staff Writer
Monday

FNB announced on Friday that cellphone banking is proving to be an inexpensive and convenient banking solution after it showed a year-on-year growth. Read more about cell phone banking here.

Tuesday

The French Sports Minister is question the national team's spending on luxury lodgings during the World cup in South Africa. Read more about the French team's spending here.

Wednesday

The Starbucks coffee brand will be served in South Africa for the first time during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. You can get your coffee at selected Sun International hotels.  Read more about Starbucks in SA here.

Thursday

First National Bank (FNB) is offering its FNB Connect customers FREE voice access at selected WiFi hotspots around the country. Read more about FNB's free voice access here.

Friday

The World Cup is here and the fever is everywhere but you have to be careful in order to avoid a financial hangover that could be caused by spending. Read more about the World Cup financial hangover here.

 

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