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Nontokozo Madonsela
#NewCampaign: Standard Bank's next

Through its current ‘What's your next?' integrated campaign, Standard Bank Personal and Business Banking South Africa (PBBSA) seeks to reconnect with its customers in a way that acknowledges that they're unique individuals with their own unique aspirations and ambitions, in an effort to partner with them on their journey to step up to their ‘next'...

By Jessica Tennant 55 minutes ago

Is Bitcoin the new nugget of gold in South Africa?
Is Bitcoin the new nugget of gold in South Africa?

For decades, gold has been considered a safe-haven investment for South Africans. However, investors are now looking towards innovative solutions for the new economy in the form of cryptocurrency...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game
#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game

The Sunday Times recently launched Money - a new personal finance section which appears every weekend in the Business Times - which is edited by Laura du Preez, who joined the Tiso Blackstar Group in May this year...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Richard Rattue, managing director, Compli-Serve SA
Market conduct and treating the customer right

Market conduct regulations are coming to a place near you soon. Do you know how the changes could impact your advisory business?

By Richard Rattue 1 day ago

Five reasons why the bank turned you down for a small business loan
Five reasons why the bank turned you down for a small business loan

A healthy supply of working capital is essential for business growth. Unfortunately, even profitable businesses sometimes get turned down for business loans...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: Abe AI
#StartupStory: Abe AI

We interview Rob Guilfoyle, founder of Abe AI which designs artificial intelligence solutions for the banking industry...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools
#CSIMonth: Nedbank takes holistic approach to building and supporting effective schools

Nedbank recently launched a new Schools Healthy Lifestyle Programme, offered in partnership with Colgate, Futurelife, the ICRD Group Foundation and KwaZulu-Natal Departments of Education and Health...

By Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange
#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: eCOIDA
#StartupStory: eCOIDA

eCOIDA is not a 'startup' in the obvious sense of the word. A division of an 18-year-old company, we find out how the Barclays Accelerator is helping it to venture into the short-term insurance industry...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jul 2017

Green reporting will expose risky companies
Green reporting will expose risky companies

G20 task force issues new Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Framework...

By Sharon Snell 5 Jul 2017

Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain
Vukile acquires portfolio of retail properties in Spain

Vukile Property Fund (Vukile) has fulfilled the promise it made to the market that it would diversify when it announced earlier this week that it had acquired a portfolio of retail properties in Spain...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 Jul 2017

Hannes Prinsloo
#NewCampaign: Shazam uses storytelling to help South Africans see money differently

Shazam, the app that identifies the music playing around you, recently launched an original action with Nedbank, encouraging people to Shazam local notes to unlock South African stories as part of Nedbank's 'See Money Differently' campaign...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: KapitalWise
#StartupStory: KapitalWise

KapitalWise uses predictive analytics to analyse your accounts and move extra cash towards your investment goals. In a nutshell, it automates savings and investing...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

Increase marketing capital through debt consolidation
Increase marketing capital through debt consolidation

It makes sense to decrease your expenses wherever possible. Since you're likely going to have debt starting out, a wise way to do this is through consolidation of that debt...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 22 Jun 2017

King James the Second wins Allan Gray account
King James the Second wins Allan Gray account

Allan Gray today announced its appointment of King James the Second (II) shortly after leaving its current agency, Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How to raise cash quickly

Have a cash deficit you need to fill? Bill collectors are infamous for their lack of patience, so it's best to have a game plan in place when you find yourself short before payday...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
A brief look at the hasty rise of alternative online lending

Alternative forms of lending exist online and they often offer those with poor credit better terms...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay
#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

Bonang Mohale, new Business Leadership South Africa CEO
Mohale: “Business is the answer, not the enemy”

South Africa's first years as a democracy saw substantially higher economic growth than population growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
What are the very best ways to save money for your company?

Every serious businessman in the world understands that money needs to be spent in order to make a profit, but this does not actually mean that you can go all out and expect things to be good...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 Jun 2017

Journalist and political commentator, Max du Preez
Has SA finally hit the reset button?

This country is never boring. Where else in the real world does the skinniving, intrigue and corruption offer more plot twists than Game of Thrones?

By Nicci Botha 14 Jun 2017

Mcebisi Jonas, former deputy finance minister
Jonas: "We need to resist the b*llsh!t"

The current weak economy is not part of a cycle; it is structural and reflects the space in which South Africa finds itself...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Jun 2017

Photo: Sibanye
Is mining's feast or famine mindset a thing of the past?

The mining industry hasn't really changed much in mindset from the gold rushes of old...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Avenews-GT
#StartupStory: Avenews-GT

All the way from Israel to Cape Town, our second Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa #StartupStory is that of Avenews-GT - a digital trading platform based on blockchain technology aiming to modernise agricultural trade...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Hedging in foreign trade - Handling forex

If you already know that the value of the currency you are dealing with is going to rise, then hedging is necessary. So, let's look at the forex indicators that will help you cut down financial risks...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Jun 2017

It's official: We're in recession
It's official: We're in recession

Figures show the economy contracted by 0.7% during the first quarter of 2017, officially pushing the country into a recession...

By Nicci Botha 7 Jun 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Is your industry prone to financial bubbles?

If you're building a business, one of your main concerns should be whether or not your specific industry is especially vulnerable to bubbles - and how to spot one before it compromises your chances of success...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 May 2017

Thuli Madonsela
A word or two with Thuli Madonsela

When Rudyard Kipling penned the words, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs...” he could have had Thuli Madonsela in mind...

By Nicci Botha 31 May 2017

#StartupStory: FOMO Travel
#StartupStory: FOMO Travel

With the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme well underway, we chat to our first startup, FOMO Travel, about how the business is making travel affordable and debt free...

By Ilse van den Berg 31 May 2017

David Williams
#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

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