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Live your best life with FNB and their new lifestyle solutions

August 11, 2022
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FNB is set on your making your life as easy as possible. Having recently launched their new lifestyle solutions, they aim to enable you to live your best life while saving an eBuck while you are at it. To further help you thrive, FNB has added additional value services for your convenience by partnering up with companies that will add more to your life.

Going beyond banking FNB have expanded their educational, self-development, data and travelling products. In addition, they have also added beauty, entertainment and smart home offerings by partnering up with:

  • Extramarks
  • BiB
  • QuickBus
  • ARC
  • FNB Connect
    • Wireless LTE plans
    • Smart home deals

“These new solutions and partnerships are part of our ongoing effort to provide more value to our customers,” says Raj Makanjee, CEO of FNB Retail. “They will go a long way towards helping customers reduce the rising burden of household expenses, particularly for necessities such as education, travel, home improvements and affordable data. This aligns with our distinct focus on assisting customers in unlocking financial capacity in their budgets through meaningful benefits in collaboration with partners across eBucks and FNB Connect.”


Created to give your kids the extra edge, Extramarks is an education technology company. They offer online and offline tutoring for grades Rs up to Matric. FNB has partnered up with Extramarks to gift you with a complimentary subscription valued at over R2000. You can go and activate this service under eBucks on the FNB and RMB Private Bank apps.


Dive deep into authentic African audio stories with BiB. Indulge in their curated audio library of children’s books in various African languages. BiB also has free audio/graphic series dedicated to 100 fearless, influential and successful South African women.

You can now use the FNB and RMB Private Bank apps to subscribe to an audio library with an exhaustive selection of authentic African books and audio series. Subscribe for just R159.99 per month, with the average book going for R250 and even less for children’s books. This offer also includes an exchange of 1-4 titles with the option to download your favourite content for a leisurely experience.

Make payments in either Rands or eBucks and also gain access to an audio graphic series of literary sketches by renowned author, James-Brent Styan, paying tribute to 100 fearless South African women on their journey to success. It is available under the eBucks tab on the FNB and RMB Private Bank apps, and the first 30 000 subscribers will receive one free title. 


Make your next journey the most hassle-free one by far with QuickBus. Book a trip with major bus operators on the FNB or RMB Private Bank app. The addition to their already existing travel options gives you the freedom to compare, book and pay for bus trips across Africa via a trusted platform. QuickBus offers 6,500 trips across the continent with over 100 bus operators. You can choose to pay in Rands, save money by paying with eBucks, or use a combination of the two.

Use QuickBus to complement their travel offering, which includes discounted flights, car rentals, and access to SLOW Lounges for qualifying customers. The travel options are accessible via eBucks on the FNB and RMB Private Bank apps.

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The beach is always a bus ride away.


Elevate your lifestyle and share it with those around you with ‘Buy ONE and get ONE free’ deals on dining, restaurants and various other entertainment options. Register, view and activate The Entertainer and all the deals they have on offer on the FNB and RMB Private Bank apps.

To date, the partnership has achieved over 400,000 subscriptions, giving R50 million worth of value to FNB customers in the ‘Buy ONE get ONE free’ deals and over R1bn in subscription value.


Beauty mavens and enthusiasts will be happy to know that luxury beauty store ARC is now an eBucks partner where you will be able to spend the eBucks from September. FNB’s Premier Account holders can earn up to 15% back in eBucks with FNB Private Clients, FNB Private Wealth and RMB Private Bank transactional account holders being eligible to earn up to 30% back in eBucks when making point of sale or online purchases from any ARC stores across the country.

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ARC is your one-stop beauty wonderland offering unique store experiences, expert service and over 100 luxury beauty brands across skincare, makeup, fragrance, body, grooming and accessories. Enjoy shopping international and local brands such as, but not limited to:

  • Lulu & Marula
  • Fenty Beauty
  • Dermalogica

FNB Connect

New to FNB Connect is a wireless LTE data offering that gives customers access to larger data bundles at affordable prices. This addition to the FNB Connect data portfolio, gives customers access to greater amounts of data for entertainment, education, gaming, work and collaboration while on the go, at home or in a place of business.

FNB Connect has also introduced Smart Home Deals on the FNB App, where customers and their families can conveniently and affordably manage the inside and outside of their homes with the latest high-end security products from Ring as well as the smart home offers from Xiaomi.

Wireless LTE plans

The new LTE offers are available as a Top Up plan on a month-to-month basis for retail and select business customers. The plans provide larger volumes of data to power customers’ needs for entertainment, education, gaming, work and collaboration. They can be used while on-the-go, at home or a place of business. Customers can use this data in a Smart device (phone or tablet), MiFi (mobile Wi-Fi) or router.

A smart home is a happy home 🏡

FNB Connect wireless LTE plans 

  • 5GB at R89 per for individual customers, R84 for business clients
  • 10GB at R139 for individual customers, R130 for business clients
  • 20GB at R199 for individual customers, R190 for business clients
  • 30GB at R299 for individual customers, R280 for business clients
  • 50GB at R449 for individual customers, R420 for business clients

Smart Home Deals

The ‘Smart Home Deals’ on the FNB App is made possible by a partnership with Ring and Xiaomi. Ring provides high-tech home security solutions and accessories, while Xiaomi is a popular electronics brand known for producing high-quality technology products. 

Purchasing the products through the FNB App’s 24-month deals is cheaper than purchasing them over 24 months at retail stores. To access the ‘Smart Home Deals’, customers click on Product Shop on the FNB App and go to Connect Shop.

“We’re encouraged to continue adding even more value to customers who have a relationship with us. Our success in this regard has earned us international recognition with eBucks named the best in the world for the use of technology across all loyalty programmes. In addition, FNB Connect’s digital platform disruption in telecommunications has earned it joint first place as the Digital MVNO of the Year at the global MVNO Awards,” concludes Makanjee.

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