Finance Trends 2017


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Blockchain Africa conference secures Brazilian sponsor

Brazilian bitcoin miner, CoinBR has come aboard as the second premier sponsor for the Blockchain Africa conference...

16 hours ago

Personal income tax hike predicted

PwC predicts a 1% increase for all personal income tax brackets except the lowest...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Insuring your property

For most of us, our homes are the largest and most valuable assets we will ever have. That it might be damaged or destroyed is an inevitable risk, and one that we need to guard against. For this reason, getting the right insurance is a facet of the property business than can never be overemphasised...

By Richard Gray 3 days ago

PPS Investments launches digital calculators to help investors

Investors face many questions when it comes to investing. To assist investors in answering theses questions instantly, PPS Investments has developed five calculators...

3 days ago

How Trump's economic policies might affect South Africa

With President Trump sitting in the Oval Office now, his proposed policy changes must be looked through the lens of how they will affect international trade and specifically, how they will influence bilateral relationships between South Africa and the US...

Issued by Monetary Library 3 days ago

Budget 2017: Only growth can balance the books

Only sustained firmer economic growth can make the fiscal numbers add up...

By Arthur Kamp 3 days ago

88mph breaks silence, announces investment in flight booking app

Investment company 88mph, has announced its investment in Ahoy, a flight booking and management app for small businesses...

By Graham van der Made 3 days ago

Competition Commission prosecutes banks for collusion

The Competition Commission has referred a collusion case to the tribunal for prosecution against 17 banks, including three of South Africa's big banks...

16 Feb 2017

January 2017 market update

In contrast to the start of 2016, most markets kicked off 2017 with a spring in their step, with all major asset class indices up for January...

By Carl Roothman 16 Feb 2017

South African businesses managing finances well under current economic strain

The Q4 Experian Business Debt Conditions Index reflected a slight upward adjustment from the previous quarter, indicating that businesses are managing their finances reasonably well under the current circumstances...

16 Feb 2017

Rapid growth seen in consumers using Automated Deposit Tellers

Due the convenience of Automated Deposit Tellers, there is rapid growth in the number of consumers doing their banking outside the normal banking hours according to FNB...

16 Feb 2017

Brace yourselves - income tax increase likely for 2017

We encourage all employers, employees and payroll departments to prepare themselves for an income tax increase that will likely be announced during Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's upcoming National Budget Speech...

By Cathie Webb 15 Feb 2017

Santam expects earnings to plunge 44%-49%

Santam expected headline earnings per share in the year to December to decline up to 49% from a year-ago period, the short-term insurer said

15 Feb 2017

What is keeping service organisations' clients awake at night?

With the constant change being experienced in the regulatory environment, especially within the financial sector, there is an increased focus on controls over additional regulatory reporting requirements...

By Gustaaf Kruger, Dean Isaaks 15 Feb 2017

The age of uncertainty

While the (SONA offered little new detail, next week's Budget Speech will have more substance and is of far more interest to market watchers...

By Dave Mohr, Izak Odendaal 15 Feb 2017

Iemas, your partner who always cares!

Secunda was a buzz of activity as the 2017 Sasol Marathon kicked off on Saturday, 11 February...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 15 Feb 2017

CashlessAfrica 2017 awards to honor innovation in Africa's digital financial services ecosystem

The CashlessAfrica 2017 awards honor the best across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers...

14 Feb 2017

Dixon appointed to top position at IAIS

Jonathan Dixon, the long-time deputy executive officer for insurance at the Financial Services Board, has been named the next secretary-general for the International Association of Insurance Supervisors...

By Hanna Ziady 14 Feb 2017

An opportunity to increase your retirement savings

The government as part of its on-going retirement reform process continues to design policies aimed at encouraging South Africans to save and make adequate provision for their retirement...

By Hugo Malherbe 14 Feb 2017

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