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Is South Africa ready for a state-owned bank?
Is South Africa ready for a state-owned bank?

The proposed amendments to the South African Banks Act will pave the way for a state-owned bank to be established on equal footing with privately owned banks...

By Chantel van Zyl and Rui Lopes 14 hours ago

Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2019: It's all about fintech

Innovations in the fintech space is showing no signs of slowing down. Here's what we can expect in 2019...

By Dominique Collett 3 days ago

Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand
Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand

Mastercard has announced that it will be dropping its name from its iconic logo in select contexts...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly
#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly

Social credit scores are set to be one of the trending terms for 2019. However, not all credit scores are created equal (or with equally good intentions)...

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Jan 2019

Ernest North, co-founder at Naked
#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

South African business headlines were dominated by corporate disgrace in 2018...

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

Pierre Durand, Momentum Consult chief operating officer
#BizTrends2019: Getting back to basics

The hype surrounding the next big thing in the financial services industry is taking attention away from what is truly of importance- the core process of financial planning and advice...

By Pierre Durand 7 Jan 2019

Jacques Coetzer , general manager at Sanlam Personal Finance: Broker Distribution
#BizTrends2019: Are financial advisors the new life coaches?

There's a natural alignment between money and life-oriented challenges and concerns...

By Jacques Coetzer 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Banking and finance law - big changes on the cards
#BizTrends2019: Banking and finance law - big changes on the cards

The Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill of 2018 will most likely be promulgated during the course of next year, alongside sweeping amendments to the Banks Act, 1990. Together, these will provide some of the biggest amendments to South Africa's banking and financial industry sectors in recent years...

By Bridgett Majola and Rui Lopes 7 Jan 2019

7 money-saving tips for 2019
7 money-saving tips for 2019

The New Year represents the perfect opportunity to whip your finances back into shape, beginning by implementing these seven simple money-saving tips from Citadel Advisory Partner Daryl Coker...

2 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

Have your say on Financial Institutions Bill
Have your say on Financial Institutions Bill

National Treasury has invited the public to provide comments on the draft Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill 2018, which was published today, together with an explanatory policy paper that sets out the policy rationale for the bill...

11 Dec 2018

Rob Davies, minister of trade and industry
Dti welcomes judgment on interest rate regulations

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to dismiss the application of MFSA challenging the regulations reducing the interest rate on short-term loans...

10 Dec 2018

Alfred Ramosedi, chairman of the board for the Accounting Technicians South Africa AT(SA),
Building a balanced board

The King IV report makes this clear: It is crucial for an organisation to get the right mix and balance of people to sit on its board...

10 Dec 2018

Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries
Court orders SASSA to pay grants into accounts chosen by beneficiaries

The Pretoria High Court on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, handed down an interim order requiring the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to pay social grants into accounts chosen by grant beneficiaries...

29 Nov 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

Oosthuizen and King.
#LoeriesBrandRankings: How Sanlam took the top spot - again

The Sanlam marketing team has had an exceptionally good year, coming out as top brand in the latest Loeries Rankings. Alistair King, CCO of agency King James Group and Mariska Oosthuizen, head of brand for Sanlam, explain how they got to that top spot for the second time in four years...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Nov 2018

Business rescue or liquidation - which to choose when
Business rescue or liquidation - which to choose when

A recent trend that has emerged in South African businesses shutting their doors is to opt for the path of business rescue, as opposed to liquidation...

By Faith Ngwenya 13 Nov 2018

South Africans are open to automated financial advice, says Deloitte
South Africans are open to automated financial advice, says Deloitte

Regardless of their income, most South Africans experience some level of financial stress. It's therefore not surpirising that they are open to assistance on how to minimise their bills and create budget plans...

12 Nov 2018

Leading accounting firm SekelaXabiso implements Deltek's accounting practice management solution
Leading accounting firm SekelaXabiso implements Deltek's accounting practice management solution

Silversoft, a leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, has announced that leading South African Accounting & Audit Firm, SekelaXabiso (SkX), has implemented Deltek Maconomy to manage its practice...

Issued by Silversoft 9 Nov 2018

Guy Fletcher
X,Y or Z: Each generation has its own investment habits

Whether its X, Y or Z, each generation exhibits different idiosyncracies, even when it comes to their finances...

5 Nov 2018

Roland Gräbe
ESG should be part of a financial advisor's fiduciary duty

Incorporating non-financial indicators such as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions should play an increasingly important role in a financial advisor's fiduciary duty to mitigate risks...

1 Nov 2018

Ithala appoints group chief executive steeped in strategic public sector management
Ithala appoints group chief executive steeped in strategic public sector management

The Ithala Board of Directors has appointed Pearl Sizeka Bengu as new group chief executive Ithala Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) with effect from 1 November 2018...

By Sibusiso Goba, Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 1 Nov 2018

Standardbank team announced as the country’s most valuable brand at the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands.
Local banks shine at inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Awards

Standard Bank was crowned the country's most valuable brand at the inaugural BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands when it launched at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 Nov 2018

FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app
FNB clients can now sell their homes via the FNB app

NEWSWATCH: No trick, just a treat for FNB clients - as of Wednesday, 31 October, the bank's clients are able to list and sell their homes to other FNB clients via the mobile app...

1 Nov 2018

Felix Antonysamy, business development manager, financial services at Wipro Limited
Partnering up: The only way forward for banks and fintechs

Local fintech players are carving out a sizeable chunk of the financial space with mobile money, social lending, bitcoin wallets, mobile card acquiring...

By Felix Antonysamy 31 Oct 2018

Will 'climate change' keep SA's short-term insurance industry in the doldrums in 2018?
Will 'climate change' keep SA's short-term insurance industry in the doldrums in 2018?

Insight Survey's latest SA-Short-Term Insurance Industry Landscape Report 2018 carefully unfolds the short-term insurance landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 30 Oct 2018

Momentum launches e-wallet app for cashback rewards
Momentum launches e-wallet app for cashback rewards

Insurance provider Momentum has launched Multiply Money, a new functionality of its Multiply by Momentum platform that enables members to earn cash by doing everyday activities...

26 Oct 2018

Know your debit orders: The game is changing and so should your strategy!
Know your debit orders: The game is changing and so should your strategy!

Recently PASA was mandated to develop a new debit system to replace EDO. We discuss how the collections game is about to change and the impact on your collections strategy...

Issued by Principa 25 Oct 2018

#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands
#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands

The 20th Sunday Times Top Brands Awards saw iconic South African brand, Koo, awarded the Consumer Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix. In the business category, another local brand, Discovery Health, was awarded the Business Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Oct 2018

New blockchain savings platform to launch in SA
New blockchain savings platform to launch in SA

Fintech company Stackr and blockchain-focused software developer NONA are set to release to market the first saving solution for the blockchain community in South Africa...

Issued by NONA Digital 25 Oct 2018

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