FSB fines Assupol for contravention of insurance act
FSB fines Assupol for contravention of insurance act

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has fined insurers Assupol R500,000 for breaches of the Long-Term Insurance Act: Policyholder Protection Rules, which the regulator says may have prejudiced policyholders.

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Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA.

2 days ago

Living in La La Land
Living in La La Land

Is South Africa still an investors' dream or are we living in La La Land?

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it
What happens when you build a business solution, but your customers find other uses for it

As with so many new products and services that are developed, we have one expectation of how they will fit into the market but our customers will find many applications that were never envisaged at the start. Michael Griffin, CEO of ADDaBIT, built a simple, social, savings platform that created more value out of the tradition of giving gifts. His vision was to create an online savings platform that anyone could use and that made it possible for loved ones to contribute to goal-based savings, particularly around birthdays or Christmas time.

Issued by ADDaBIT 2 days ago

Panellists: Associate Professor Mills Soko, director: GSB; Mncane Mthunzi, president: Black Management Forum, Dr Sean Gossel, senior lecturer in finance at the GSB; and Nqabayomzi Kwankwa, United Democratic Movement (UDM) chief whip.
Too little, too late? The sticky issue of radical economic transformation

Radical economic transformation. The nebulous term being liberally bandied about by politicians with little clarity on what it actually means.

2 days ago

BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Last night, Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme.

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TransUnion releases Vehicle Price Index report
TransUnion releases Vehicle Price Index report

TransUnion released Q1 of the Vehicle Price Index 2017 today. The VPI report examines the link between the year-on-year increase in vehicle pricing for new and used vehicles.

3 days ago

Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave
Banks need to be inquisitive to successfully ride the digital wave

New technology, the demographic shift, unstructured data, digital labour, cyber security, digital identity and the sheer speed of change are the disruptors and enablers that customers and banks face today.

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The Talent Boom opens a new fintech and financial services recruitment division at their SA HQ
The Talent Boom opens a new fintech and financial services recruitment division at their SA HQ

Due to heavy expansion in South Africa and globally, The Talent Boom, global creative, digital and tech headhunting firm is excited to announce the opening of a new division dedicated to servicing fintech and financial services.

Issued by The Talent Boom 19 Apr 2017

Junk status. What it means for SA businesses. And how BI is key to overcoming the challenges.
Junk status. What it means for SA businesses. And how BI is key to overcoming the challenges.

With South Africa's sovereign credit rating now at junk status or sub-investment grade, life for ordinary South Africans and South African businesses just got a whole lot worse.

By June Daniels, Issued by Praesignis 19 Apr 2017

The most in-demand payment methods in 2017
The most in-demand payment methods in 2017

When it comes to accepting payments from your customers, simply taking cash alone no longer makes the cut. Today, with more and more customers shopping online, accepting credit and debit card payments has become mandatory for all businesses from mom and pop shops to global organizations. Regardless of your business industry, accepting credit card payments is essential for keeping up with your competition and keeping your customers happy.

Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

How to survive rising interest rates
How to survive rising interest rates

Experts agree that South Africans will be facing higher interest rates soon. In order to keep or purchase a home, we will all have to reassess our spending habits.

Issued by Private Property 19 Apr 2017

David Zahn, head of European fixed income at Franklin Templeton
How Theresa May's election gambit could strengthen her Brexit hand

UK prime minister, Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election for June 8, 2017 caught just about everybody off guard, but we think it could prove a shrewd political move.

By David Zahn 19 Apr 2017