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Interruption insurance cannot shoulder risks of load shedding

Business interruption insurance is not a solution for load shedding risks and 90% of business interruption insurance claims related to load shedding will not be paid out...

27 Mar 2015 14:49

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged

The Reserve Bank has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per annum...

27 Mar 2015 09:19

Retail banking's future landscape

Though 2014 was an interesting year for the retail banking industry, it is clear that there are changes that are more interesting afoot in 2015...

By François Chaffard 26 Mar 2015 09:48

Fuel tax not so high after all

Even after finance minister Nhlanhla Nene slapped motorists with a huge tax bill, filling up at local petrol stations is cheaper here than in most other countries...

23 Mar 2015 06:13

From Christmas to crisis for consumers

President Zuma may refer to challenges but as petrol, electricity and food costs go up and wages failed to match inflation, consumers and small businesses had better go into crisis mode....

By Aki Kalliatakis 16 Mar 2015 10:39

Quality data is vital to decreasing fraud in the insurance industry

Businesses and consumers alike typically consider insurance to be a grudging purchase - something they need to have, but that does not add value...

By Ian Logan 11 Mar 2015 07:47

Banking on branding as important as ever

There can be little doubt that the proliferation of entry-level banks in the past few years has vastly changed South Africa's financial landscape...

By John Harvey 6 Mar 2015 05:30

SA banks' customer satisfaction index improves

According to the latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi), South African banks have achieved slightly higher customer satisfaction scores than last year. The overall score was 76.3 out of 100 (2013: 75.6)...

4 Mar 2015 07:54

It is time to scale-up or close up

The Ministry of Finance should be commended for allocating R3.5 billion in support of small business, however, the funds should also benefit 'scale-up' businesses to unlock their high-growth potential...

27 Feb 2015 15:33

Visa launches online checkout system in SA

Visa has announced that South Africa is one of the 16 countries where consumers can use the new Visa Checkout service in the second phase of its global rollout...

26 Feb 2015 11:52

Better banking for business is the business of better banking

A catalyst for true differentiation in a digital banking age could be being fine-tuned to customer needs and behaviour and marrying human centricity with technology...

20 Feb 2015 08:44

National budget speech could be critical to SMEs

SMEs need to pay the same attention to the upcoming annual national budget speech because of its significance in shaping the country's economic agenda for all businesses, large or small...

17 Feb 2015 11:21

SME development critical to state of the nation

As the country prepares to hear President Zuma's State of the Nation address today, 12 February 2015, key questions remain around the country's progress in sustainably developing the SME sector...

12 Feb 2015 15:22

Homeowner environments positive under interest rate growth

While generally anticipated by commentators in the market, the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee meeting to hold the repo rate steady at 5.75% is most welcome...

30 Jan 2015 08:46

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