In addition to introducing its new branding, Absa yesterday highlighted its new strategy in Africa with the launch of WhatsApp banking – a first in South Africa.
According to the group, as part of its ‘social media banking‘, clients will be able to perform instant transactions using the bank’s ChatBanking service, available on Facebook Messenger, Twitter and now WhatsApp.
The service allows clients to get their bank balance, buy electricity, purchase airtime and data, and also pay beneficiaries.
Liberty Media is still racing into trademark trouble over Formula One ‘s new logo.
In January, F1 business journalist Christian Sylt revealed that the new logo “bears a striking resemblance” to an existing ‘F’ logo already registered by the stationery company 3M for a range of compression tights.
‘Likelihood of confusion’
“We are looking into this matter further,” a 3M spokesman said then.
Sylt is now reporting that 3M has lodged opposition to F1’s logo trademark application, based on the “likelihood of confusion” with the tights brand.
Official opposition was lodged on 22 May, and Sylt said Europe’s intellectual property office normally takes up to four months to rule.
Reflecting both the evolution of the company as well as its vision for the future, Lexmark International has introduced a new corporate brand and logo.