Bidvest Bank

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Bidvest Bank Limited
IndustryFinancial Services
Founded1998 (1998)
HeadquartersBraamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
Key people
JJ Van Niekerk (Managing Director)
Foreign Exchange,
Debit Cards
OwnerBidvest Group Limited
A photograph of a Bidvest Bank branch in Cape Town, South Africa.

Bidvest Bank, (BVBL), is a commercial bank in the Republic of South Africa. It is licensed as a "locally-controlled bank" by the Reserve Bank of South Africa, the national banking regulator.[1] It is a niche bank specialising in foreign exchange and providing retail banking, vehicle financing and insurance.


In 1998, the Bidvest Group acquired Rennies Foreign Exchange, as part of the acquisition of the Rennies Group.

In 2000, following the issuance of a banking license by the South African Reserve Bank, Rennies Foreign Exchange became Rennies Bank.

In 2007 Rennies Bank rebranded into Bidvest Bank. The bank maintains over 140 retail banking outlets across South Africa. It is still heavily involved in meeting the banking needs of traveling businesspeople and tourists, but has a variety of retail banking products on its menu.[2]


The bank is a 100% subsidiary of its parent company, Bidvest Group Limited (BVGL), a South African-based International business conglomerate.

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  1. ^ List of Licensed Banks In South Africa Archived 2009-05-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Page Not Found". Retrieved 2017-08-31. Cite uses generic title (help)

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