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Tips to cut your home loan period

Published: Tue, 20 Sep 16

Paying off your bond sooner will not only save you a lot of money; it will also put you in control of your future financial goals. “Achieving this takes a proactive approach, discipline and an understanding of the benefits that will ultimately help you increase your wealth says Steven Barker, Head ...
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Are you informed enough to navigate the SA market?

Published: Tue, 20 Sep 16

The South African market has been on somewhat of an interesting ride over the past few months. Initially markets continued their July buoyancy on the feel good factor of the election results. However, Standard & Poor’s post-election statement that political contests within the ANC and between it and opposition ...
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Beware Those On-Demand Guarantees

Published: Mon, 19 Sep 16

By Lischa Gerstle, Partner in the Banking & Finance Department in the Sandton office at Bowmans   It is South African market practice in the context of financing transactions that when a party is required to provide a guarantee in respect of another party’s (the Debtor) obligations to a creditor ...
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IMB helps people regain financial control with technology

Published: Mon, 19 Sep 16

Unexpected deductions from your bank account before payday can wreak havoc with your financial planning. In an economic climate where about 31 million debit orders are processed nationally each month, 1. 2 million of which go unpaid according to the Payments Association of SA (Pasa), IMB gives consumers control over ...
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Now SMEs needing finance can compare options

Published: Mon, 19 Sep 16

A new online portal that instantly compares finance options available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is helping to address the number one challenge that SMEs in South Africa face – access to finance. The business-to-business portal is the first of its kind and compares loan products that many ...
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SA’s platinum industry unlikely to meet demand for supply in the medium-term: PwC analysis

Published: Mon, 19 Sep 16

SA’s platinum mining industry is unlikely to meet supply in the medium-term due to a lack of investment in the sector, according to an analysis on the platinum industry released by PwC today. Andries Rossouw, PwC Partner in Assurance, says: “The lack of investment in the recent past in SA’s platinum ...
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How to use your Business Management Solutions more effectively

Published: Mon, 19 Sep 16

By Keith Fenner, Vice President Sage X3 International   Business Management Solutions are designed to ease the administrative burden of running a business, which is important at a time when all businesses are being squeezed to deliver more. To get the most out of your solution, it needs to be ...
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Media Statement by President Jacob Zuma at the Conclusion of the Meeting of the Presidential CEO Initiative

Published: Mon, 19 Sep 16

The meeting was attended by CEOs of major companies, representatives of the Black Business Council, Business Unity SA, COSATU, FEDUSA and NACTU PRETORIA, South Africa: Today (16 September 2016) I convened a meeting of the Presidential CEO Initiative, for a report back on work that has been done by business, government ...
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Currency volatility: what’s the right offshore strategy?

Published: Sat, 17 Sep 16

        Alwyn van der Merwe, Director of Investments Sanlam Private Wealth         There are few things more likely to cause irrational investor behaviour than the unpredictability of our volatile rand. Investors often get the timing wrong ...
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No strings attached: why the wealthy are renting

Published: Sat, 17 Sep 16

By Cecile Basson, Sanlam Private Wealth In this access-and-experience-over-ownership generation, there are more start-ups servicing the rental rather than ownership market. Here’s why renting has become a wealth management trend. ’ There was a prophetic ring to these words by Tyler Durden, lead character ...
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Attorneys Fidelity Fund issues statement on filing of leave to appeal Joost Heystek van der Westhuizen judgement

Published: Sat, 17 Sep 16

JOOST HEYSTEK VAN DER WESTHUIZEN V THE ATTORNEYS FIDELITY FUND BOARD OF CONTROL   1. The legal representatives of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund have studied the judgment handed down by the Honourable Mr Acting Justice Adams in the North Gauteng High Court on 14 September 2016, and have advised that ...
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FPI accredits new Professional Practice™ firms

Published: Sat, 17 Sep 16

Johannesburg: The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) has recently accredited, and welcomes on board, Absolut Wealth Management and Gradidge-Mahura Investments as FPI Approved Professional Practice™ firms after both practices met the highest professional financial planning standards set by ...
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Are your social media followers/fans/members authentic?

Published: Fri, 16 Sep 16

By Susan Ross (US) Norton Rose Fulbright We have previously written on social media account verification for businesses, in order to help customers deal only with the authentic brand. But what about authenticating your social media followers/users/fans/members? Unfortunately, ...
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The importance of leaving a Will: Why you need one and how they work

Published: Fri, 16 Sep 16

The vast majority of people with families do all they can to ensure that the future of their spouses, children and other loved ones will be financially secure. They work hard, they save, and they invest. Yet many don’t consider the essential importance of writing a Will in this regard, assuming that everything ...
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Sanlam making history in the hedge fund space

Published: Fri, 16 Sep 16

Cape Town: In August 2016 alternative multi-manager Blue Ink Investments launched regulated funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) to retail and qualified investors. These funds are expected to offer investors return signatures that differ significantly from traditional peers while further enhancing the diversity and risk features ...
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Early warning signs can help companies resolve problems before liquidations become inevitable

Published: Fri, 16 Sep 16

No company ever wants to go through a restructuring process and it is usually only those advising on the process that may welcome it. Yet, if companies recognise the early warning signs of financial trouble, they can seek to fix their issues early on and avoid a possible liquidation. This is according to Lyndon Norley, ...
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Vicarious liability for bad investment advice - Sharemax debacle continues

Published: Fri, 16 Sep 16

By Ayanda Nondwana, a senior associate at Hogan Lovells (South Africa)   Earlier this year the Ombud for Financial Services Providers handed down a far-reaching determination by holding that Momentum was vicariously liable for its representative advising the complainant to invest in a property syndication ...
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Africa’s Overall Growth has slowed but New Research shows Long-Term Fundamentals Strong and Big Business Opportunities lie ahead

Published: Fri, 16 Sep 16

Business spending is expected to grow from $2. 6 trillion in 2015 to $3. 5 trillion by 2025 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Six years ago when the McKinsey Global (McKinsey. com/mgi) Institute first looked in detail at Africa’s diverse economies, almost all of them were experiencing accelerating growth. The picture ...
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Sanlam Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Limited fined R10 000 for Collective Investment Schemes Act Contravention

Published: Thu, 15 Sep 16

The Registrar of Collective Investment Schemes (the Registrar) referred a case against Sanlam Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Limited (the Respondent) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. The referral related to a contravention of section 4 (4) (a) of the Collective Investment Schemes Act, ...
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SA’s major banks post solid results reflecting strength and resilience of the financial services industry

Published: Thu, 15 Sep 16

Combined headline earnings up 5. 7%; total operating income up by 13. 3%; operating expenses up 12. 6% against 1H15 South Africa’s major banking groups (Barclays Africa Group Limited, FirstRand, Nedbank and Standard Bank) have produced a credible set of results for the first half of 2016 despite a challenging ...
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