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The Rand Merchant Bank and Wesbank constitute one of the three key divisions of the First Rand Party. In Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Esvazini, Tanzania, Ghana, India, Lesotho, and Guernsey, First National Bank operates wholly-or-partially owned bank subsidiaries. In the May 2012 Angola and Nigeria Media reports, the FNB is also involved in pursuing expansion plans, which indicated that the Bank plans also extend into Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda.
FNB is the oldest bank in South Africa, according to its website.

It is founded in Grahamstown in 1838 on the bank of the Eastern Triple Province. The bank then funded the district's boom in wool exports. The bank was in Grahamstown, Middelburg, Cradock, and Queenstown with four branches in 1874. The bank was purchased by the Oriental Bank Company in 1874 because of a recession (OBC). In 1879, the Oriental Bank Corporation was set up to take over the OBC's operations in South Africa and chose not to travel out of South Africa, because of the financial difficulties that the Oriental Bank Corporation faced in India.

At the same time, due to the discovery of gold in Barberton and Witwatersrand, the Government of the South African Republic decided to establish a local commercial bank. Thus, through a concession agreement, the government established a bank. The bank's mission was primarily to fund growth in agriculture. Also as part of the concession, a state mint was created. The National Bank of South African Republic Limited was registered in Pretoria in 1891 and was opened for business on 5 April of that year. The National Bank of South African Republic Beperk was registered in the country. The Bank's name was turned into National Bank of South Africa Limited following the end of the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1902.

In 1912 the Bank of Africa was bought up by the National Bank because of a new recession, a National Bank of the Orange River Colony that had already bought out another bank in 1910. Established in 1854 to finance the sugar industry in the Natal Colony, Natal Bank suffered financial problems and was taken over in 1914. The National Bank was then one of South Africa's strongest and largest banks.

But the National Bank suffered heavy losses and bad debt in the early 1920s. It then melded into the Barclays Bank in 1925 with the Anglo-Egyptian Bank and the Colonial Bank (Dominion, Colonial, and Overseas). In 1971 Barclay renamed Barclays National Bank Limited and restructured its business in South Africa.
In 1986, Barclays had to reduce its shareholding and sell its share in the bank as a result of the disinvestment drive against South Africa because of its apartheid policies. The bank was transformed into a fully regulated, fully South African owned company and was called "First National Bank of Southern Africa Limited"

In 1998, Rand Merchant Bank Holdings and Anglo-American Corporation's financial services interests (including their shares of First National Bank), which are listed on the JSE Securities Exchange, were combined into First Rand Limited. As a result, the FNB has become a wholly-owned First Rand Limited subsidiary; today it operates as a FirstRand Bank Limited division.

Two-year research on the theft of R26 billion during the apartheid period was listed in the 'Ciex Report' in 1999. The first national bank. The researchers reported that FNB obtained hundreds of millions of Rands illegally from SARB. The money was covered up as "lifeboats" for bad lending. The stolen funds are not yet recovered until 2017.

Typical Hours of Operation

Mo 8:00 - 17:00
Tu 8:00 - 17:00
We 8:00 - 17:00
Th 8:00 - 17:00
Fr 8:00 - 17:00
Sa 8:00 - 12:00
Su Closed

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