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What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it
What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it

Whilst ADDaBIT was formed on the principle of a bit for now and a bit for later, it has grown to serve more purposes than to drive crowd-saving - and its fans have found applications that the founder, Michael Griffin, never considered...

Issued by ADDaBIT 21 Apr 2017

TransUnion releases Vehicle Price Index report
TransUnion releases Vehicle Price Index report

TransUnion released Q1 of the Vehicle Price Index 2017 today. The VPI report examines the link between the year-on-year increase in vehicle pricing for new and used vehicles...

20 Apr 2017

The Talent Boom opens a new fintech and financial services recruitment division at their SA HQ
The Talent Boom opens a new fintech and financial services recruitment division at their SA HQ

Due to heavy expansion in South Africa and globally, The Talent Boom, global creative, digital and tech headhunting firm is excited to announce the opening of a new division dedicated to servicing fintech and financial services...

Issued by The Talent Boom 19 Apr 2017

Junk status. What it means for SA businesses. And how BI is key to overcoming the challenges.
Junk status. What it means for SA businesses. And how BI is key to overcoming the challenges.

With South Africa's sovereign credit rating now at junk status or sub-investment grade, life for ordinary South Africans and South African businesses just got a whole lot worse...

By June Daniels, Issued by Praesignis 19 Apr 2017

The most in-demand payment methods in 2017
The most in-demand payment methods in 2017

Today, innovative payment methods mean that there's more to choose from than simply a credit card reader for customers to swipe their cards. We've listed some of the best options to offer...

Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Co-working properties get the green light from alternative funders
Co-working properties get the green light from alternative funders

The rise of the shared economy is not only shifting how we work, but where we work...

By Gary Palmer 19 Apr 2017

What junk status means for car owners
What junk status means for car owners

South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. The long-term effects of being downgraded will lead to higher interest rates...

13 Apr 2017

A bit for now and a bit for education - Simple. Social. Schooling
A bit for now and a bit for education - Simple. Social. Schooling

Yolinda Koesnel is an educator and visionary in her small community of Rowallan Park, a previously disadvantaged area in Port Elizabeth. ADDaBIT had a chat to Yolinda about her school and her vision for impacting her community through creating a fund...

Issued by ADDaBIT 12 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Need a loan for your new business? Seven things to keep in mind

There are many ways to gather additional capital. Many business owners eventually settle on seeking a small business loan, but there are multiple considerations you'll need to bear in mind before going that route...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Apr 2017

World Bank funds Land Bank project with focus on supporting emerging farmers
World Bank funds Land Bank project with focus on supporting emerging farmers

The Financial Intermediation Project and the resultant disbursement will enable Land Bank to sustainably scale up its sources of funding to benefit emerging farmers...

11 Apr 2017

The regulatory risks inherent in fintech innovation and how to manage them
The regulatory risks inherent in fintech innovation and how to manage them

Facebook's WhatsApp recent move into digital payments in India reinforces the view of many, that the biggest competition to existing legacy banks could well come from the so-called GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple)...

Issued by CiTi 10 Apr 2017

Ithala celebrates top business achievers at gala dinner
Ithala celebrates top business achievers at gala dinner

In recognition of their contribution towards developing KwaZulu-Natal as an entrepreneurial province, several enterprising business leaders were feted at an awards ceremony in Durban...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 3 Apr 2017

Protecting and serving financial intermediaries and consumers
Protecting and serving financial intermediaries and consumers

The FIA has issued comprehensive public comments on a range of draft and proposed regulations that will have a significant impact on intermediaries and consumers in the financial services sector...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 30 Mar 2017

Iemas, a caring partner in the annual Ladies Breakfast
Iemas, a caring partner in the annual Ladies Breakfast

The annual Ladies Breakfast hosted by Laerskool Secunda took place on Saturday, 25 March, at the Graceland Hotel, Casino and Country Club with almost 600 ladies from the region attending...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 27 Mar 2017

Struan Robertson
Donations and tax

The aim of this article is to alert individuals to donations tax considerations over and above the utilisation of the full R100,000 annual exemption which will inevitably be used to a great degree now that section 7C has been introduced...

By Struan Robertson, Issued by Meredith Harington 23 Mar 2017

Nigeria: the next chapter?
Nigeria: the next chapter?

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country's economy has been through...

By Charles Weller, Issued by Mindshare World 22 Mar 2017

The perks of buying QuickBooks
The perks of buying QuickBooks

EasyBiz QuickBooks has officially launched QuickPerks, the revolutionised annual subscription service. In keeping with its quick-to-learn, quick-to-use philosophy, QuickPerks will make life easier for QuickBooks users...

Issued by QuickBooks 22 Mar 2017

How to day trade
How to day trade

Day trading is hard work. It has the reputation of a get-rich-quick scheme, a fun and web-friendly way to make a living without sitting in some boring, old cube and reporting to a boss you don't like...

Issued by Warrior Trading 20 Mar 2017

Dube Tshidi, FSB executive officer
FSB's transition to FSCA shifts focus to customers and efficiency

The switch from FSB to FSCA requires a different mind-set and approach both within and out of the body...

By Dube Tshidi 17 Mar 2017

Credit life insurance regulations to come into effect in August
Credit life insurance regulations to come into effect in August

The credit life insurance industry has until August 2017 to align with the final Credit Life Insurance Regulations, the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) said on Tuesday, 14 March 2017.

15 Mar 2017

Launch event of the Old Mutual Black Distributor's Trust Infinitum Initiative
Old Mutual initiative aims to further drive transformation

Old Mutual Black Distributor's Trust has launched Infinitum Initiative, an incubation programme that aims to further boost transformation in the financial services sector...

15 Mar 2017

Productive weekend
Productive weekend

The last few days have been a busy and exciting time for Iemas in Secunda with the hosting of a Wellness Day at the regional office and the annual PwC Kosmos 3-in-1 Comrades qualifier in Secunda...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 13 Mar 2017

NCR warns about pawning vehicles for loans
NCR warns about pawning vehicles for loans

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) is concerned about the rising number of consumers who pawn their motor vehicles in order to obtain loans...

10 Mar 2017

Afgri pursues Bank of Athens' SA stake
Afgri pursues Bank of Athens' SA stake

Afgri is seeking to acquire the South African portion of Bank of Athens. The deal would give Afgri, which has long been a financier of farmers in partnership with the Land Bank, a banking licence...

By Colleen Goko 8 Mar 2017

Health insurance gets a two-year breather
Health insurance gets a two-year breather

Primary healthcare insurance products under threat from proposed regulations have been given a two-year exemption lifeline...

7 Mar 2017

Introducing Iemas Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd
Introducing Iemas Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd

In line with Iemas' continued commitment to improve operational efficiency and long-term sustainability, a decision was approved to transfer the Short-term Insurance (STI) and Financial Advisory Services (FAS) business of Iemas to a subsidiary company that will be wholly (100%) owned by Iemas...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 7 Mar 2017

The 2017 Stokvel Exhibition Bokone Bophirima seeks to grow stokvels within the VTSD areas
The 2017 Stokvel Exhibition Bokone Bophirima seeks to grow stokvels within the VTSD areas

The Department of Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development (FEED) presents the annual 2017 Stokvel Exhibition as from 10-11 March at the Brazil Stadium, in Jouberton, Matlosana Local Municipality under the theme “The People's economy”...

Issued by Seven Colors Communications 7 Mar 2017

How microfinance reduces gender inequality in developing countries
How microfinance reduces gender inequality in developing countries

An increase in the proportion of women accessing microfinance services by just 15% could potentially reduce gender inequality, as measured by the Gender Inequality Index, by half in the average developing nation...

By Quanda Zhang and Alberto Posso 3 Mar 2017

FSB to stop insurers spamming mobile numbers
FSB to stop insurers spamming mobile numbers

A draft replacement of the Financial Services Board (FSB) Policyholder Protection Rules (PPRs) will enable consumers to opt-out of unwanted SMS communication...

1 Mar 2017

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