FNB sells an iPad every minute

First Rand limited is the largest vendor of Apple iPhones and iPads in the country according to company CEO Sizwe Nxasana.

Nxasana made the revelation in an interview with Moneyweb’s Alec Hogg, where the two discussed First Rand’s success in the current market.

Nxasana noted that FNB was seeing great sales success with the iPad tablet device. “We’re selling one iPad a minute,” he said.

This impressive sales figure has seen FNB make a name for itself in the smartphone sales space. “We’ve become the biggest vendor of iPads and iPhones and smartphones generally,” Nxsana went on.

In addition to the sales figures, Nxasana said that the smartphone and tablet sales continue to drive volumes of new customers signing up to FNB to take advantage of the deal.

Another interesting bit of information revealed by Nxasana is that FirstRand deals directly with Apple, rather than going through local Apple distributor Core to source stock of iPad tablets. “We’re importing directly from Apple and we deliver them directly to customers,” concluded Nxasana.

The FNB smartphone and tablet specials are available to Gold and Platinum FNB account holders, as well as Private banking clients. Devices from a range of manufacturer’s including Apple, Samsung, HTC and BlackBerry are available for a set monthly amount over a 24-month period.

FNB smartphone and tablet deals:

Device Monthly price (for 24 months) Gold Cheque Account Platinum Cheque Account Private Clients Account
Contract is for 24 months. Account fees are R92 p/m for Gold, R110 p/m for Platinum and Private.
HTC Sensation R200 R292 R310 R310
BlackBerry Curve 8520 R70 R162 R180 R180
HTC Flyer R229 R321 R339 R339
Apple iPad 2 16GB 3G Wi-Fi R265 R357 R375 R375
Apple iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi Only R205 R297 R315 R315
Apple iPad 2 32GB 3G Wi-Fi R309 R401 R419 R419
Samsung Galaxy Tablet
7″ plus 16GB
R219 R311 R329 R329
Samsung Galaxy Tablet
10.1″ 32GB
R279 R371 R389 R389
Samsung S2 Smartphone R225 R317 R335 R335
Samsung Galaxy Note R295 R387 R405 R405

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