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Finance Trends 2020

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Financial advisors need to adjust their sails towards value

It is no secret that financial advice is at a crossroads, with the industry facing several challenges. At the centre of these changes are the financial advisors and their understanding of their evolving roles in the new consumer landscape...

By Henry van Deventer 20 Feb 2020

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Checklist for your small business credit card

Credit plays an important role in helping small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) start, run, grow and sustain their businesses...

By Valentine Jingura 19 Feb 2020

SAICA congratulates successful Assessment of Professional Competence candidates
SAICA congratulates successful Assessment of Professional Competence candidates

Today, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) announced that 2,024 of the 3,560 candidates who wrote the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) evaluation in November 2019, successfully met the assessment's requirements...

Issued by SAICA 14 Feb 2020

Uniting the finance and business community to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
Uniting the finance and business community to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

SAICA, in collaboration with One Young World (OYW) and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), launched Finance and Business (FinBiz) 2030 in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6 February 2020 at Investec...

By Kulani Chauke, Issued by SAICA 14 Feb 2020

Renewable energy the way to go
Renewable energy the way to go

Nedbank recently financed South Africa's first commercial floating solar farm. This innovative development was installed at Marlenique farm near Simondium, Paarl...

Issued by Nedbank Business Banking 12 Feb 2020

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Financial fraud has gone mobile

Rapid expansion of digital channels, exploding growth in the number and types of devices, and reduced customer face time are making mainstream financial service providers and newer fintech companies vulnerable to online fraudulent activities...

11 Feb 2020

South Africa's debt picture is cause for Janu-worry
South Africa's debt picture is cause for Janu-worry

As we go through the traditional Janu-worry season, fretting about how to pay off our December bills, let's take a step back and look at the big picture...

By Compiled by FICO Head of C&R Bruce Curry and C&R experts at FICO, Issued by Britespark Communications 11 Feb 2020

#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA
#StartupStory: Disrupting short-term insurance in SA

Solvency, a black-owned insurance solution, launched in January 2020 and is set to disrupt the short-term insurance industry in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Feb 2020

Richard Rattue, managing director, Compli-Serve
Ethics drive trust more than competence

Ethics is considered three times more important to company trust than competence, according to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer...

5 Feb 2020

RCS acquires Edcon's in-store debtors' book
RCS acquires Edcon's in-store debtors' book

The Competition Tribunal has approved the takeover of the Edcon Store Card debtors book by consumer finance business RCS...

5 Feb 2020

New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry
New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry

Property finance expert Timothy Akinnusi has launched a digital home loan platform that aims to change the slow and cumbersome traditional home loan application process...

28 Jan 2020

The dismissal of a chief executive is seldom given such publicity as has happened in the case of Old Mutual. Shutterstock
When a company falls out with its CEO: lessons from South Africa's Old Mutual

A legal battle between Old Mutual, the South African-based pan-African investment, savings and insurance group, and its chief executive officer Peter Moyo has dominated news headlines in the country for the past eight months...

By Rehana Cassim 27 Jan 2020

Business unpredictability brings cash to the fore in 2020
Business unpredictability brings cash to the fore in 2020

Businesses - especially growing, smaller ones - need to consider what it means to have accessible cash and how to use it to grow in both the short and long term...

By Sean Jackson, Issued by Orange Ink 20 Jan 2020

The dual role of the modern CFO
The dual role of the modern CFO

Modern CFOs are required not only to act as the traditional "bean counters" but strategic organisational leaders too...

Issued by Perfect Word 16 Jan 2020

Jason Liddle, head of institutional, Sanlam Investments
Investors, mistakes and Deep Blue thinking in 2020

During the "off season" I was able to catch up on some reading. I have long been a follower of Garry Kasparov (erstwhile chess world champion and Russian grandmaster) and have always found his views and insights within and outside of the chess fraternity unambiguous and enlightening...

By Jason Liddle 14 Jan 2020

2020: SA consumers in for rough ride following silly season splurge
2020: SA consumers in for rough ride following silly season splurge

The fact that millions of debt-stressed consumers saw fit to splurge millions on Black Friday and Cyber Monday shows clearly that the message that the South African economy is in crisis has not yet sunk in, says economist Dawie Roodt, chief economist of the Efficient Group...

30 Dec 2019

SA consumers borrowing much more than they can afford - new report
SA consumers borrowing much more than they can afford - new report

According to the latest quarterly debt report from DebtBusters, South African consumers' debt, compared to what they earn, has increased greatly over the past four years...

20 Dec 2019

Strategic knowledge exchange is key to meeting 4IR corporate challenges
Strategic knowledge exchange is key to meeting 4IR corporate challenges

One of the foremost thought-leaders within the financial services industry has cautioned that to sustainably address the challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the sector needs to find innovative ways to transfer knowledge and skills...

Issued by Graduate Institute of Financial Sciences 19 Dec 2019

Pure Hearts Funeral Catering Services is the new funeral insurance services in the market
Pure Hearts Funeral Catering Services is the new funeral insurance services in the market

Pure Hearts Funeral Catering Services Policies plans to shake up South Africa's funeral insurance market, our desire is to help you during one of the most difficult times in your life...

Issued by Pure Hearts Funeral Catering 19 Dec 2019

Funeral Catering Services Policies
Funeral Catering Services Policies

Pure Hearts Funeral Catering Services provides a unique mixture of in-depth impact and smoothness in funerals...

Issued by Pure Hearts Funeral Catering 19 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Finance & Insurance
#BestofBiz 2019: Finance & Insurance

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

MTN and UCT GSB Solution Space launch Phase 2 of e-Track programme
MTN and UCT GSB Solution Space launch Phase 2 of e-Track programme

Nine businesses are joining the Venture Exploitation Programme, the second phase of the Solution Space e-Track Programme, aimed at accelerating their ventures...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 3 Dec 2019

Cyber insecurity is a threat to Africa’s digital economy. Riccardo Mayer/Shutterstock
What's been done to fight cybercrime in East Africa

East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

By Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand
Join the modern workplace with Microsoft Office 365 and Tarsus on Demand

Are new customers passing you by while your head is stuck in admin? This single software suite can free up admin time so you can grow your business...

Issued by Microsoft 2 Dec 2019

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Closing the gender gap in financing

Leaders from multilateral development banks, financial institutions and the private sector called on peers to dispel myths about women being too "high risk" for financing...

29 Nov 2019

#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president
#GlobalGenderSummit: 'Financial sector has a responsibility to women of Africa' - AfDB president

At the recent inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the organisation's president, Akinwumi Adesina, called for greater access to finance for African women...

29 Nov 2019

Jigyasa Singh
What South Africans are looking for in financial services

The three top elements that South Africans want from their financial and banking service providers are value-added advice and terms, a blend of digital and physical services, as well as enhanced ecosystems...

26 Nov 2019

Income First: Adulting
Income First: Adulting

Busy adulting? Put your Income First...

Issued by FMI Insurance 25 Nov 2019

Ozow implements 0% processing fees for NGOs
Ozow implements 0% processing fees for NGOs

South Africa has an estimated 120,000 registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and anywhere between 50,000 and 70,000 unregistered bodies. The constant battle for financial survival...

25 Nov 2019

Income First: Early Earners
Income First: Early Earners

Unfortunately, most South Africans tend to insure the wrong things. Each of us face four major risks in life: temporary injury or illness, permanent disability, critical illness and death. What many fail to realise is...

Issued by FMI Insurance 22 Nov 2019

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