Newly established Europlaw Accountants practice in South Africa
Newly established Europlaw Accountants practice in South Africa

Europlaw Group Incorporated has announced that a new accounting practice was established in Pretoria, known as Europlaw Accountants (Pty) Ltd. This is the result of the growth within Europlaw Group Inc. that necessitated the establishment of such a company within the group. The appointed directors and accountants of Europlaw Accountants (Pty) Ltd consist of Lise van der Merwe, Jaco van Zyl and Liezel Olivier, two of which are members of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants. Europlaw Accountants (Pty) Ltd is a member of Europlaw Group Incorporated.

Issued by Europlaw 2 hours ago

Sizwe gets an A+
Sizwe gets an A+

While the country still teeters on the lip of a potential investment credit ratings downgrade, the good news is the medical aid industry looks far more positive. Sizwe Medical Fund has been assigned a national scale claims paying ability rating of A+(ZA) , with a Stable outlook.

8 hours ago

FNB Connects with clients looking for unlimited voice calling
FNB Connects with clients looking for unlimited voice calling

FNB Connect has announced that it will be introducing a new cellphone package to FNB customers, titled Unlimited Voice, which offers unlimited calling to any network for R399 per month.

8 hours ago

#WomensMonth: Chipping away at the financial sector's glass ceiling
#WomensMonth: Chipping away at the financial sector's glass ceiling

This month is acknowledged as a tribute to the 20,000+ women who marched to the Union Buildings on the 9 August 1956 with one goal in mind - equality. These women marched to protest the extension of the pass laws to women, and laid the foundation for feminism and the advancement of gender equality across the nation.

9 hours ago

Fintech company meets demand for simplified travel insurance
Fintech company meets demand for simplified travel insurance

Hepstar, a Cape Town based Fintech company, announced the launch of a simplified online service for buying travel insurance. Our vision is making travel insurance easy for the customer," said Hepstar chief operating officer, Claudia Snyman. "Insurance should always be at the top of a pre-flight checklist, but it shouldn't be a source of stress for travellers."

10 hours ago

No sugar coating on SAIPA's view of SSB tax
No sugar coating on SAIPA's view of SSB tax

Just when both sides are getting all hot and bothered about the proposed sugar tax, the number crunchers have come to the table with their view.

1 day ago

Ghosts in the machine and other scary fintech things
Ghosts in the machine and other scary fintech things

What is driving the global financial services industry towards a rapid embrace of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and what are the implications both for the industry and financial markets as a whole?

1 day ago

Telkom revises rules for directors' loans
Telkom revises rules for directors' loans

The Telkom board has been forced to reexamine its authority to provide directors and prescribed officers with loans to take up shares in the company.

By Ann Crotty 2 days ago

Conference explores how telematics, analytics are changing insurance
Conference explores how telematics, analytics are changing insurance

Today, the estimated incurred cost for insurance fraud is a massive R4-billion a year. These expenses are due to many factors ranging from false and inflated claims to exaggerated injuries and illness. Fortunately, telematics represents a fundamental change in auto insurance that may curb the detrimental loss the industry incurs. Given enough time, it is predicted that telematics will surpass traditional methods of risk assessment and profoundly transform the way risk is underwritten.

2 days ago

Tenants face tough economic conditions
Tenants face tough economic conditions

South Africans breathed a sigh of relief when the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced that the repo rate was going to stay at 7%. However, the predicted 0% economic growth figure casts a shadow of anxiety over the country's economic future.

2 days ago

U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees
U-turn on withholding tax on foreign service fees

Tax authorities have over the years introduced various withholding taxes to make it easier to collect tax from foreigners. Without withholding taxes, it becomes difficult for the South African Revenue Service (SARS) to collect tax due by foreign persons as it has no jurisdiction over non-residents and would have to rely on the assistance of foreign governments.

By Graeme Palmer 2 days ago

Yegs Ramiah
Yegs Ramiah reaps Loeries® 2016 Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award

Yegs Ramiah, chief executive of brand at Sanlam and Santam, was recognised for her role in rebranding iconic financial services brands Sanlam and Santam brand during the first awards evening of the Loeries® 2016 on Saturday, 20 August.

3 days ago

Standard mortgage strategy pays off
Standard mortgage strategy pays off

Although it saw a 16% rise in credit impairments for the six months to June, Standard Bank has not burnt its fingers on home loans, unlike rivals that reported results recently.

By Moyagabo Maake 19 Aug 2016