Press Releases

  • Dog poisoning incidents on the increase

    There has been an increase in dog poisoning incidents recently and Fidelity ADT Security is advising dog owners to be cautious. “We have specifically had incidents in Melville, Westdene, Sophiatown, Brixton and Auckland Park,” reports Natasha Springfield, Community Development Manager Fidelity ADT. “Residents need to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious individuals or vehicles seen in the area to

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  • Valentine’s Month – a perfect time to think about the safety of your loved ones

    February is the month of love, a great time to think again about how you can look after the safety of your loved ones. “There are many things you can do to improve the safety of loved ones and belongings. It is easy, and some of it won’t event cost a cent,” says Charnel Hattingh, National Marketing and Communications Manager

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  • ‘Tis the season for online shopping – beware of phishing scams

    ‘Tis the season for shopping and with it comes the threat of phishing, warns Penny Futter, Chief Information Officer at African Bank. She explains that phishing is when criminals use a form of electronic communication to try and extract sensitive information like usernames, passwords and credit card details. It is fast becoming one of the leading contributors of fraud. “Unsuspecting

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  • Smart money tips for this festive season

    Want to be more money smart this festive season? Well, you can be. Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, says there are some quick and easy things you can do to get more stretch out of your money at this expensive time of year. Work out a budget for gifts, holidays, meals and entertaining and stick to

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  • African Bank financially strong and on track for Shared Banking

    27 November 2018 Today African Bank released a strong set of financial results for the year ended 30 September 2018 and confirmed it is on track for the launch of MyWORLD early in 2019. HIGHLIGHTS: Operating profit for the year up 29% to R1 453 million, compared to R1 130 million for the period ended 30 September 2017 New credit

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  • Getting everyone involved in budgeting for a new year

    New year – new resolutions!!!  One of the best ways to start budgeting for a new year is to get everyone in the family involved in the family finances. Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, says everyone starts a new year with strong resolutions but sometimes these are difficult to maintain or lose their appeal as money

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  • Are you in control of your credit profile?

    The start of a new year is a great time to review your finances and saving habits and to check up on your credit profile. Often it is only when you apply for credit and get turned down that you realise you have a bad credit profile and could potentially be considered a high credit risk. For many of us

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  • Get the most out of your first salary with these four tips

    Earning your first salary is an exciting, life-affirming time. It might be tempting to blow your cash on a new work wardrobe, luxuries or spoils for family and friends – but if you’re smart with your planning, you could make that salary work extra hard for you. Mellony Ramalho, African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, provides the following four

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  • Special ops in Kempton Park results in 5 arrests

    In a concerted effort to clamp down on crime in Kempton Park the South African Police Services joined forces with Fidelity ADT’s special response unit and other private security companies to conduct a crime prevention operation in the Kempton Park CBD on 11 October. The team did stop and searches of individuals and premises. Five suspects were arrested for not

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  • Money raised at fun run used to repair roof at children’s home

    The recent fun run hosted by Fidelity ADT at Driehoek High School raised over R12 000 that will be used primarily to repair the roof of Gemma House, a children’s home in Vereeniging. “We first got involved with Gemma House through a community day we hosted in Deneysville,” says Elizna Schulz from Fidelity ADT. “We supplied them with a free security

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  • Great support for 25-hour crack down on crime

    The 25-hour crack down on crime on 6 October was truly an example of community involvement and support from the SAPS and private security companies, says Linda Goodenough, Community Development Manager for Fidelity ADT.  “The day started at 7:00 at the Brackendowns SAPS police station with some good music and everyone enthusiastically signing in for the big day,” she says.

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  • GATE MOTOR THEFT ON THE INCREASE IN ALBERTON AREA?

    Several incidents of gate motor theft in the Alberton and surrounding areas has led Fidelity ADT’s Community Development Manager, Linda Goodenough, to issue a warning to residents to seriously consider increasing their security measures on gates and motors. Goodenough says that there is a thriving black market for gate motor parts. “Stolen gate motors are either stripped down and its various components

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