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Financial Mail announces top analysts for 2017

Standard Bank SBG Securities repeats its top ranking for research, with RMB Morgan Stanley, Peregrine Securities and ABSA Capital maintaining their top positions for equities dealing, derivatives dealing and fixed interest securities dealing respectively...

2 days ago

Award-winning QuickBooks Online offers astonishing discounts
Award-winning QuickBooks Online offers astonishing discounts

QuickBooks Online will be offering users an incredible 70% off across all three QuickBooks online products for a short period only...

Issued by QuickBooks 19 May 2017

Finalists announced as the 2017 FIA Awards contenders hit the home stretch
Finalists announced as the 2017 FIA Awards contenders hit the home stretch

To heighten the excitement, this year the names of the 2017 FIA Awards winners will be kept under lock and key until they are announced on 8 June 2017...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 17 May 2017

#NAMPO2017: Appropriate financing needed to unlock agriculture's potential
#NAMPO2017: Appropriate financing needed to unlock agriculture's potential

“Innovation, technology, and economies of scale are critical in today's farming environment to ensure sustainability and competitiveness. These new challenges and complexities highlight the need for appropriate financial support..."

16 May 2017

SASSA to appeal court ruling
SASSA to appeal court ruling

The SASSA CEO, Thokozani Magwaza, says the agency plans to appeal the judgment handed down by the North Gauteng High Court, which allows deductions from social grant beneficiaries' accounts...

12 May 2017

Moms need to implement long-term financial investments
Moms need to implement long-term financial investments

The 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor confirms that women are more conscientious than men in many areas, including saving and sticking to budgets, but also reveals that they tend to lag behind men when it comes to implementing long-term investment strategies...

12 May 2017

High Court issues declaratory order in favour of Net1
High Court issues declaratory order in favour of Net1

The High Court has issued the declaratory order sought by Net 1 that the Social Assistance Act and recent Regulations promulgated in terms thereof do not restrict social grant recipients in their operation of their banks accounts...

10 May 2017

South Africans present new method for financial markets at international conference
South Africans present new method for financial markets at international conference

Two South African academics have pioneered a new numerical method that could help ensure greater efficiency and accuracy when pricing financial derivative instruments in markets worldwide...

9 May 2017

Net1 considers growth with BEE partner
Net1 considers growth with BEE partner

Serge Belamant, CEO of Net1, has presented an upbeat growth plan for Net1 that includes the possible sale of the group's social-grant distribution technology and infrastructure to a black empowerment partner....

By Ann Crotty 8 May 2017

FIA National Partners - Joining forces to promote the value of financial advice and intermediated distribution
FIA National Partners - Joining forces to promote the value of financial advice and intermediated distribution

The Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa hosted an informal cocktail function at the Johannesburg Country club to introduce its 2017 National Partners...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 8 May 2017

Professor Adré Schreuder, CEO: Consulta
Survey: Customer satisfaction is what differentiates life cover providers

Metropolitan has come out tops in the latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index for life insurance...

5 May 2017

Who needs a bank anyway? The fragmented future of the financial industry
Who needs a bank anyway? The fragmented future of the financial industry

In 2016 alone, over $17bn were invested in fintech startups. Each and every one of those startups intends to disrupt - that is, erode the profitability of - one or more aspects of the financial industry's business model...

Issued by Flux Trends 4 May 2017

President Zuma signs the FICA Bill
President Zuma signs the FICA Bill

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) Act, which amends the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001...

2 May 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Three tips for getting business debt under control

Part of building a financially successful business requires going into debt. It's important for small businesses to take out loans so they can have access to the startup capital they need...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

Citibank agrees to R69.5m fine
Citibank agrees to R69.5m fine

Citibank has agreed to pay an administrative penalty of almost R69.5 million in relation to the bank's involvement in a forex trading cartel...

28 Apr 2017

Sergey Nivens ©
Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies...

28 Apr 2017

Building on success: The 2017 FIA Awards survey is underway
Building on success: The 2017 FIA Awards survey is underway

The 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Report ranks South Africa 11th out of 138 countries for our financial market development...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 26 Apr 2017

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

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

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

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