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Bizcommunity.com launches BizTrends 2016 at Leaderex - Bizcommunity.com
Bizcommunity.com launches BizTrends 2016 at Leaderex

A stellar line-up of industry leaders will discuss current trends in the marketing communications industry, as well as do some crystal ball gazing for 2016 at Bizcommunity.com's special trend event on 17 September 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Jul 2015 11:10

Struan Robertson
Creating order in the office

In the auditing profession we have the privilege of experiencing a broad range of working environments, being our own (when at the office), and that of a broad range of clients. Spanning across a number of years we really get to see what works and what does not.

By Struan Robertson, Issued by Meredith Harington 28 Jul 2015 11:41

Xero has disrupted business accounting for SMEs globally - Realmdigital
Xero has disrupted business accounting for SMEs globally

Xero, online-based accounting software, has completely changed the way small to medium businesses do their business accounting. We speak to Colin Timmis, Managing Director of Real Time Accounting, on the disruption that Xero has presented to the world of business accounting.

Issued by Realmdigital 22 Jul 2015 13:53

More people are comparing and switching insurers online - Hippo.co.za
More people are comparing and switching insurers online

Recent research conducted by Hippo.co.za shows that 60% of South Africans have changed insurers, 51% of whom have done so in the last two years. Almost half of the 51% have the same underwriting conditions as they had with their previous insurers.

Issued by Hippo.co.za 17 Jul 2015 11:31

South Africa's risk and financial advisers elect new leadership - Financial Intermediaries Association
South Africa's risk and financial advisers elect new leadership

Members of the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) recently elected Jay Ramsunder as President of the FIA. Jay, who will head the association for a two-year term from 2015 to 2017, takes over the reins from the immediate past-President of the FIA, Arnold van der Linde. Jay vacates the Vice-president position to Peter Olyott.

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 14 Jul 2015 11:15

Forum for Assistance Business finds a new home at the Financial Intermediaries Association - Financial Intermediaries Association
Forum for Assistance Business finds a new home at the Financial Intermediaries Association

The Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) has announced a mutual decision to integrate FAB (the Forum for Assistance Business) into the FIA structure. FAB is a not-for-profit organisation representing stakeholders in the funeral insurance sector.

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 14 Jul 2015 11:07

Desiree Goodwin
Withholding Tax on Interest (WTI)

What is WTI?
It is a tax charged on interest paid from 1 March 2015 by any person to or for the benefit of a foreign person, which would include individuals, companies, trusts, etc., from a source within South Africa. The foreign person is responsible for the tax, but it must be withheld by the person making the interest payment to or for the benefit of the foreign person. Interest paid is taxed at a final withholding tax rate of 15%.

By Desiree Goodwin, Issued by Meredith Harington 26 Jun 2015 11:12