Banking in South Africa – Absa vs FNB vs Capitec vs Nedbank: an existential horror story

Banking in South Africa – Absa vs FNB vs Capitec vs Nedbank: an existential horror story

Ever wondered what it’s like to switch banks in South Africa?

It is hell. It is friggin demonic, psychotic, psychological, physiological, POW and any other kind of torture.

Bring on the popcorn, Michael, because this is a blockbuster reminiscent of Asterix and Obelix’s 12 tasks.

You’d better sit down though, as this one may give you some heartburn.

Warning: contains ranty paragraphs. If it makes you feel any better, it’s been toned down to the ‘facts’ (sort of). This blog will feel long and frustrating, but bear with me. It’s survivable. Without further ado… (more…)