Press Room

2018/01/09

2017 vehicle sales end on positive note

Posted in category: New Vehicle Sale Commentary

The new vehicle industry ended 2017 on a positive note, according to the annual sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).  Despite December 2017’s year-on-year sales declining 2.4%, the year-to-date new car sales for 2017 still grew 1.8%. In total, 557 586 new vehicles were sold in South Africa during 2017.

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2017/12/01

Positive November sales build on growth in motor industry

Posted in category: New Vehicle Sale Commentary

South Africa’s new vehicle industry has seen yet another month of growth, despite macroeconomic challenges. According to the latest aggregated sales statistics from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), new vehicle sales in November grew 7.2%, year-on-year. Total sales amounted to 49 754 units.

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2017/11/28

Responsible festive spending advice for a clean credit record

Posted in category: Consumer Education

November and December bring with them the year’s highest spending trends across the world, as consumers ramp up for the Festive Season. In recent years, South African retailers have also taken advantage of international trends, offering incredible and seemingly irresistible savings through “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”.

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2017/11/07

Banking on sunshine: Solar switch flipped at WesBank and FNB Fairland campus

Posted in category: Thought Leadership

The switch has been flipped on a world-class solar panel installation at the WesBank and FNB Campus in Fairland, north of Johannesburg. Just 12 months after construction began on the large-scale renewable energy project, the 150 000 square metre Fairland Campus now supplements its electrical requirements using sunshine – helping the Bank reduce its carbon footprint by more than 2 700 tonnes per year, while lowering its dependency on the local power grid and passing the benefit to the community of Fairland.

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2017/11/03

Five motoring obligations that can benefit your budget

Posted in category: Consumer Education

For many motorists, the vehicle ownership experience can be summed up with two obligations: always make your monthly instalments and keep fuel in the tank.

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Spokespeople profiles

WesBank - CEO
Chris de Kock

WesBank - CEO

Chris de Kock took over as CEO of WesBank on 01 October, 2013 after occupying the Head of Sales and Marketing role for five years. He joined WesBank in 1987 as a New Business clerk in the Motor division and spent time working in the Corporate, Marketing, Fleet and Insurance divisions. Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNISA and completed the Advanced Executive Program at Harvard in 2005.

WesBank - CEO of Corporate
Gerald Burton

WesBank - CEO of Corporate

Gerald Burton was appointed CEO of the Corporate Division in September 2016 after filling the position of General Manager of Corporate Division since 2009. His role requires him to focus constantly on building and delivering Instalment Sales, Leasing, Rental and Fleet Management solutions for the South African corporate market. Gerald joined WesBank in 1991 in a sales role and has over the years, contributed extensively to both the Retail and Corporate divisions at the bank.

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