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Weekly Wrap Up: 19 - 23 July 2010

By Staff Writer
Monday: Studying further is possible with Eduloan

If you or your family have ever wanted to study further, now is the time. With Eduloan, the finance you need for your studies is more accessible than ever!

Tuesday: Absa mobile targets the youth market

Absa's mobile site is zoning in on the youth market with value added lifestyle offerings such as free weekly music downloads...

Wednesday: Another phising scam rears its ugly head

Another phishing scam has reared its ugly head - please take note....

Thursday: New online security feature offered by FNB

In partnership with Prevx, a UK-based security company, FNB Online Banking is now offering Prevx SafeOnline, read more about here....

Friday: FNB offer value-added educational SMS service

FNB are offering customers a SMS service advising customers on how to save on banking fees....

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