Repo rate unchanged
Repo rate unchanged

Consumers will breathe a sigh of relief after the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.

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Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Joe Public founders Pepe Marais and Gareth Leck were announced as 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year at this year's Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners. This just off the back of being announced Loeries 2018 Agency of the Year...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Sep 2018

Victor Zuma and his wife Beverly Msibi lost their home after it was repossessed over a R6,000 outstanding debt. Archive photo (2015) by Ciaran Ryan
Gauteng court rules against cheap bank repossessions

A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court ruled on Wednesday, 12 September, that repossessed homes may no longer be sold at auction without reserve prices...

By Ciaran Ryan 14 Sep 2018

National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers
National Credit Amendment Bill to provide relief to consumers

The National Assembly on Wednesday adopted the long-awaited National Credit Amendment Bill, which aims to address and prevent over-indebtedness of consumers...

13 Sep 2018

Policy specialist, Theo Venter
Amid the chaos, Vuca is the new normal in SA

Vuca - the acronym for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - is the new normal within the South African political context, said policy specialist, Theo Venter...

By Nicci Botha 12 Sep 2018

Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Zweli Mkhize, cooperative governance and traditional affairs (CoGTA) minister
Multiple probes to hold VBS perpetrators accountable

CoGTA Minister Zweli Mkhize says a number of investigations have been launched with the aim of bringing those responsible for unlawfully investing municipal funds with VBS, to book...

7 Sep 2018

FMRC: Reward whistle-blowers
FMRC: Reward whistle-blowers

The South African government should consider setting up a programme that will reward persons who blow the whistle on alleged corruption in the financial sphere, a draft report on financial market conduct has recommended...

6 Sep 2018

Jean Archary, development specialist at Old Mutual Wealth
How financial services can avoid that Kodak moment

Once upon a time, a Kodak moment meant immortalising a memory on film. Now, it's synonymous with the brand's notorious failure to accept and embrace the digital revolution which nearly brought the company to its knees...

6 Sep 2018

Coronation drops minimum investment amount to R1
Coronation drops minimum investment amount to R1

To celebrate its 25th birthday, Coronation has dropped its minimum investment amount from R5000 to R1, and is contributing a 10% top-up on investments made in September...

Issued by Coronation 5 Sep 2018

Muvhango Lukhaimane, pension funds adjudicator
PFA decisions can now be appealed with the Financial Services Tribunal

Parties that are not happy with the decisions of the Pension Funds Adjudicator may now lodge appeals with the Financial Services Tribunal...

4 Sep 2018

Why Tanzanian women entrepreneurs don't apply for formal loans
Why Tanzanian women entrepreneurs don't apply for formal loans

With an annual GDP growth of 7% since 2013, Tanzania is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa....

By Vanessa Naegels 4 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa
#WomensMonth: The woman behind PayU South Africa

Karen Nadasen, CEO of PayU South Africa, is regularly described as one of South Africa's most inspiring women in tech, nominated for IT Personality of the Year 2017...

By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Aug 2018

Financial institutions warned to guard against cyber attacks
Financial institutions warned to guard against cyber attacks

Deputy Reserve Bank Governor, Francois Groepe, has urged financial institutions to be aware of cyber threats as they embrace technological advancements...

30 Aug 2018

#TheTimeIsNow to release Africa's exceptional best
#TheTimeIsNow to release Africa's exceptional best

Old Mutual has unveiled a vibrant new brand identity, to reflect its fresh customer-led approach and stronger focus on Africa...

Issued by Old Mutual 28 Aug 2018

International escrow and tax services offered by Europlaw Group
International escrow and tax services offered by Europlaw Group

Europlaw Group has entered a joint venture with Ithuba Savings Credit Corp Limited representing ISCC Group, that has an international footprint from the banking to oil and gas industries...

Issued by Europlaw 27 Aug 2018

Financial advisors need to adjust their sails for RDR
Financial advisors need to adjust their sails for RDR

Technology aside, the implementation of new regulation in the form of Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will have the greatest impact on the financial advisory arena in the coming years...

27 Aug 2018

8 red flags to watch out for when investing
8 red flags to watch out for when investing

South Africa has been rocked by a series of corporate scandals in recent years that have sent the share prices of former blue-chip companies like Steinhoff and EOH plummeting from their previous stratospheric highs...

23 Aug 2018

Wesley Davids, legal advisor, PPS Investments
Putting the client first in financial services

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) issued one of the much-anticipated discussion documents on the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR)...

By Wesley Davids 21 Aug 2018

King Sibiya of the Lungelo Lethu Human Rights Foundation has gone to court in a case that will have implications for home-owners struggling to pay their bonds. Archive photo: Ciaran Ryan
Court to decide how to handle home repossessions

A landmark case to decide how banks should deal with home repossessions will be heard on 28 and 29 August in the South Gauteng High Court...

20 Aug 2018

Simply and SweepSouth partner to improve financial security for domestic cleaners
Simply and SweepSouth partner to improve financial security for domestic cleaners

Simply and SweepSouth, two technology players with a focus on social impact and financial inclusion, have announced a partnership to provide accidental death and disability cover for all SweepStars, SweepSouth's force of domestic cleaners...

Issued by Simply 10 Aug 2018

Mondli Gungubele, deputy finance minister
Financial literacy key to growing economy

The long-term success of financial service providers lies in consumers understanding of the financial products they offer, says Finance Deputy Minister Mondli Gungubele...

3 Aug 2018

Prem Govender
Helping women where it matters

Prem Govender runs her own accounting practice, Mosswick Investments, a company that was started by her late father 56 years ago...

1 Aug 2018

Pay@Pep allows customers to pay for flights in Pep stores nationwide
Pay@Pep allows customers to pay for flights in Pep stores nationwide

Travelstart and Pep have partnered to deliver a service that enables customers to pay for flights in more than 600 Pep stores nationwide...

25 Jul 2018

Fay Mukaddam, CEO of 4AX
Are cryptocurrencies the next step in colonialism or the road to upliftment?

The business world has moved beyond the idea that if it isn't made of bricks and mortar, then a company has no value...

24 Jul 2018

Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment
Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment

The Protection of Investment Act of 2015, which was activated by a notice published in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July, has been criticised nationally and internationally...

16 Jul 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card
A million Sassa beneficiaries swap to new card

The South African Post Office (Sapo) has swapped over one million social grants beneficiaries to the new South African Social Security (Sassa) card which is being issued by Postbank...

27 Jun 2018

And the best digital bank of 2018 is...
And the best digital bank of 2018 is...

According to modern insights agency Columinate's 2018 SITEisfaction report, FNB has been named the best digital bank by owning both the 'best mobile banking' and 'best internet banking' categories...

26 Jun 2018

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