Bank At First National Bank

Bank At First National Bank, FNB is the oldest bank in South Africa, and can be traced back to the Eastern Province Bank formed in Grahamstown in 1838. Today, FNB trades as a division of FirstRand Bank Limited. When looking at FNB’s history, two things in particular stand out. The first is a story of survival – different circumstances in South Africa have posed many great challenges in our history, all of which FNB has successfully met. This track record provides a strong foundation for our future challenges. The second is a story of people – our history has always been firmly influenced by the needs of the people we serve.


The Acacia tree in our brand logo is a suitable representation of our history. Our roots run deep in South Africa, and we have grown thanks to our commitment to serving the needs of our clients and communities.

A landmark development in FNB’s history took place in 1998 when the financial services interests of Rand Merchant Bank Holdings and Anglo American were merged to form FirstRand Limited. In the process, FNB was delisted from the JSE on 22 May 1998 to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of FirstRand, which was listed on the JSE on 25 May 1998. On 30 June 1999, the banking interests of FirstRand formally merged into a single entity to form FirstRand Bank. FNB, WesBank and RMB now trade as divisions of FirstRand Bank.

Environmental focus

Environmental policies and compliance

  • Covering the direct environmental impact of our own daily operations.

Suppliers and other third parties

  • We engage with suppliers and contractors on environmental issues.

Paper saving initiatives

  • Ways to minimise and manage the use of this resource.

Community projects

  • A portion of funds is donated to environmental projects.

Energy + water conservation

  • Awareness about water and energy conservation through training.

Environmental awards

  • Our initiatives have been recognised through various awards.

Mobile Banking

Banking on the app is a fast, easy and convenient way to transact from the comfort of your home, or on the move. Everything you need is at your fingertips. From everyday banking to paying for in-store purchases without cash or a card.

Want to know the latest movement in your accounts? Simply login to view the balances of all your accounts linked to your banking profile. Accounts are grouped into day-to-day accounts, investments, loans and rewards for ease of use. For more details on money going in and out of your account, view your transaction history.

  • Accounts + Balances
  • Transfers
  • Payments
  • eWallet
  • Cardless Cash withdrawals
  • Global payments
  • GEO payments
  • Manage your account
  • Getting it made easy

Choose the way you want to do your payments. Choose from once-off to paying a public recipient, where you select from list of existing public entities (e.g. SARS, Eskom). Do the following payment types:

  • Payments to Bene ficiaries
  • Create and Edit Payment Beneficiaries
  • Once off Payments
  • Public Recipients (e.g. SARS, Edcon, Telkom)
  • View payments history and repeat payments
  • FNB Pay at any contactless point of sale
  • Global Forex Payments & Receipts
  • Send money with eWallet to any cellphone
  • Send money to Mozambique or Zimbabwe
  • Make payments to Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho
  • Schedule Payments – setup a payment to go off your account automatically on a specified future date. This can be setup for once off or recurring.
  • Pay and Clear Now – Offers immediate payment to recipients at other participating banks