Finance Trends 2018

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Sarb plans commemorative banknotes for Madiba's centennial

The South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) will be issuing a set of commemorative banknotes to honour Nelson Mandela's centenary...

13 Feb 2018

#NewCampaign: The story of a Standard Bank Protea

TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris created an integrated campaign for Standard Bank to showcase its commitment to Regional Performance Centres (RPCs) and endeavour to move South African cricket forward...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2018

Getting to grips with Capitec claims

Viceroy Research's report contains a number of explosive allegations against Capitec, including that its bad debts are massively understated and it should be placed into curatorship...

By Hanna Ziady 1 Feb 2018

Angola faces currency test in economy shake-up

LUANDA - Angolan President Joao Lourenco was elected five months ago promising an "economic miracle"...

29 Jan 2018

Nationalising South Africa's central bank isn't bad per se: just what's done with it

South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), recently adopted a resolution to nationalise the country's central bank...

By Jannie Rossouw 24 Jan 2018

How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 17 Jan 2018

Bank Zero granted provisional mutual banking licence by Sarb

If its application is granted final approval by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb), Bank Zero will become the country's fourth mutual bank...

16 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Virtual banking vs branch banking in 2018

The world is ever-changing and dynamic. The key to survival is resilience and the proficient ability to continuously be reflective and responsive to market needs...

By Rethabile Witkoei 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Make sure you're at the heart of disruption

I recently travelled to Dubai to attend the 37th Gitex Technology Week - where the future of business begins. Tech pioneers and futurists, business leaders and IT professionals come to GITEX to experience the world's most advanced technology...

By Damian Michael 8 Jan 2018

Sassa initiates successful test case for direct payment of grants

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) successfully initiated a test case Thursday to directly pay about 100 social grant beneficiaries using commercial bank accounts...

By Linda Ensor 29 Dec 2017

How to get an installment loan for your startup

Starting a business can be a lot of work. From making sure all the ideas in your head are solid enough to do well in the market to getting money to set up and then enjoying the steady growth, it's a roller-coaster ride...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 19 Dec 2017

Standard Bank appoints Lungisa Fuzile as CE for SA

Standard Bank has appointed Lungisa Fuzile as CEO for its South African unit...

15 Dec 2017

Top tips to avoid surety traps

Most business owners are familiar with the principle of caveat emptor, or 'buyer beware'. However, many unwitting individuals are entering into surety agreements or acting as guarantors, without fully understanding the implications and risks...

Issued by Paragon Lending Solutions 5 Dec 2017

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International

"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Tower Property Fund seeks a rerating

Tower Property Fund could receive a rerating this year and raise capital as the junior property stock looks to stabilise its Croatian portfolio and complete developments in Cape Town.

2 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: An economy of fireworks

Although I have lived long enough to be aware of the inevitability of economic cycles, I am always oddly proud whenever I read about Malta's strong economic performance - as if I had something to do with it! After a decade's diet of negative South African poltico-economic views, I'd forgotten that curious feeling of civic optimism, the effervescence of possibility and the Candidean sense of living in the best of all possible worlds that good news cultivates.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 9 Feb 2018

South Africa wins 12 Midas Gold Ingots at Midas Awards!

The Midas Awards for the World's Best Financial Advertising has announced its 2017 winners and South Africa has struck gold with 12 Midas Gold Ingots in the bag.

7 Feb 2018

Britain sees first Bitcoin armed robbery: reports

LONDON, UK - Armed robbers have raided the house of a British virtual currency trader, forcing him to transfer Bitcoins after tying up his wife and threatening him with a gun, British media reported.

30 Jan 2018

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