First National Bank

Shortened to FNB, the brand traces its origin back to the Eastern Province South Africa Bank back in 1838. In 1874, the bank was bought out by the Oriental Bank Corporation (OBC) due to a recession. The movement of the bank to other parts of the world was pioneered by Samuel P. Johnston who was one of the first bank presidents around the world. FNB stands out as the oldest bank in South Africa with a deep survival story of how it became.