The Bidvest Group

Bidvest Financial Services

Japie van Niekerk
Chief executive

Bidvest Financial Services is comprised of Bidvest Bank, the Bidvest Insurance Group and other financial services such as Master Currency Foreign Exchange. The division offers a comprehensive range of banking, insurance and other financial services, for the corporate, business and individual markets.


As a leading second tier bank, our strategy includes diversifying a historically foreign exchange- and fleet-focused customer base to one of corporate, business and personal banking services. This diversification strategy, combined with a prudent, lending philosophy has earned Bidvest Bank a long-term national scale rating of A1, by Moody's Financial Services.

Business banking services

  • Transactional banking
  • Savings and investments
  • Foreign exchange
  • Asset-based finance
  • Merchant services
  • Trade services

Personal banking services

  • Transactional banking
  • Savings and investments
  • Foreign exchange
  • International payments
  • Offshore investments
  • Emigration services
  • International money transfers

Fleet finance and management services

  • Full maintenance leasing
  • Operating rentals
  • Instalment sales and financial leasing
  • Sale and leaseback
  • Short-term flexible rentals
  • Maintenance contracts
  • Managed maintenance


The Bidvest Insurance Group encompasses short-term insurance, life insurance, commercial insurance brokerage services, pension fund administration as well as Johannesburg and Durban-based contact centres. All of these insurance divisions provide innovative and tailor-made solutions to its customers and business partners.

Short-term insurance

  • Automotive value-added products (VAPs)
  • Personal lines
  • Commercial lines

Brokerage services

  • In-bound broking
  • Out-bound sales
  • Customer services
  • Employee benefits
  • Life and investment

Life assurance

  • Credit life
  • Disability cover
  • Life cover
  • Critical illness cover
  • Dreaded disease cover
  • Living annuity

Provident and pension fund administration

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  • Bidvest Bank is an entrepreneurial bank that seeks to change the way people and companies do business with their bank. Our get it doneĀ philosophy drives our actions, and guides us in helping our customers achieve their financial goals. We enable our customers successes by offering them tailored solutions in both personal and business banking including investment accounts.

    The cornerstone of our business banking offering, our Bidvest Bank One-to-One Business Account comes with a dedicated business banker who understands your business and acts as your single point of contact. When it comes to petty cash, our prepaid business payment card is the ideal way to manage expenses in your daily operations. And when it comes to growing your business, our working capital loans can help drive your business medium or long-term growth. We also now offer a world-class, end-to-end, merchant acquiring service for our business clients.

    With regards to buying, selling, financing or leasing your company vehicles, our total fleet management solution ensures your fleet is managed effectively. We provide the expertise that you need to make sure your fleet gives your business the return you expect.

    With over 150 years of experience in forex services, we offer competitive rates, exceptional service and access to the widest range of foreign currencies. From our World Currency CardTM to our international payment solutions, exchange control services and offshore investment assistance, we understand what it takes to move and spend your money around the globe.

    We all about getting things done for our customers, so they can get their things done

  • Bidvest Insurance group comprises of Bidvest Insurance, Bidvest Life, Bidvest Insurance Brokers, Compendium Insurance Brokers, FMI and Glassock & Associates. This division holds both a short-term insurance licence and a life licence, specialising in providing innovative, tailormade insurance solutions to customers and business partners. Its broking division includes call centres in Johannesburg and Durban, employing advanced technology to provide sales and customer support services.

  • Compendium Insurance Brokers specialises in providing commercial and domestic insurance solutions through its national footprint of sales teams.

  • FMI is a registered financial services provider; responsible for the design, promotion, and administration of its products. FMI firmly believes in protecting peoples ability to earn an income. Their flagship product, FMI Individual includes disability (both temporary and long-term protection against illnesses or injuries), critical illness and life cover, with a choice of lump sum and income benefits across all three risk events.

  • Bidvest Wealth & Employee Benefits partners with companies of all sizes and in all industries to provide consulting and administration in the fields of retirement funding, healthcare and group risk schemes.

Chief executive officer: Japie van Niekerk
Chief financial officer: Thinus Liebenburg

Contact us address:
12th Floor,
19 Ameshoff Street,
Braamfontein, 2001
Tel: 0860 11 11 77 (South Africa)
+27 (11) 407 3000 (Johannesburg)

Bidvest Bank website:
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FMI website:
Compendium Insurance Brokers website:
Glassock & Associates website:
Master Currency Foreign Exchange website: