Important credit tips that will help young adults

Building sound creditworthiness is vital in order to ensure South African youth have a good standing for the future – and address immediate challenges posed by the tougher economy where it is becoming increasingly difficult to make ends meet. (more…)

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Following the herd can be detrimental to your investment plan

Long-term investors are cautioned against acting ‘because everyone else is doing it’, as this can result in them straying from their investment plans. (more…)

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Five ways to be credit smart

Good money management does not only mean building up savings to meet your goals, it’s also about being able to use credit responsibly to help you achieve your goals. (more…)

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You’re never too young to get life insurance

If you are employed and have people who rely on you financially having life cover is essential regardless of your age. (more…)

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Impact of surprise interest rate cut

In a move that surprised many economists, the South African Reserve Bank announced a cut in the repo rate from 7% to 6.75% last week. (more…)

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Beat the confirmation bias blues

By Paul Bosman, Fund Manager, PSG Asset Management. Headlines in South African newspapers don’t make for peaceful bedtime reading, and investors are understandably concerned. Making investment decisions can be difficult when the future looks so uncertain. (more…)

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Bonitas showing strong vital signs

The annual results for Bonitas Medical Fund (Bonitas), 1 January – 31 December 2016, were announced today. Gerhard van Emmenis, Principal Officer said, ‘Increasing healthcare inflation and economic pressures are proving to be a challenge to the entire healthcare industry. The reality is that when consumers are struggling medical aid, which is essentially a grudge […]

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Political uncertainty leads to drop in M&A deals in Africa this quarter

Baker McKenzie’s latest quarterly Cross-border M&A Index shows that there were 17 inbound M&A deals in Africa in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017. The 17 inbound deals reflect a 48% drop from 33 deals in Q2 2016. On a quarter-by-quarter basis, inbound deal volume also dropped – by 45% – from 31 deals in […]

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What financial advisers will need to consider

By Richard Rattue, Managing Director, Compli-Serve SA. Market Conduct regulations are coming to a place near you soon. Do you know how the changes could impact your advisory business? (more…)

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Africa poised to become digital insurance leader

Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, today opened the 44th annual Insurance Conference in Sun City, South Africa, with a keynote address on the conference theme “Disrupt, Debate, Deliver”. In his speech, Bäte addressed the profound transformation of the insurance industry wrought by digitalization. (more…)

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Five tips for success in a stagnant market

By Grant Meintjes, Head of Securities, PSG Wealth. In some countries, investors have been lucky enough to see stock markets recover fully since the 2008 financial crisis. Some even have the privilege of working with higher trading levels than before the crash. But in other countries, like South Africa for instance, markets have stagnated. (more…)

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