FNB sets its sights on growing female entrepreneurs in South Africa

FNB has set its sights on growing women owned and led businesses in South Africa, a commitment that has seen the bank enter into partnerships to facilitate mentorship for some of the most promising enterprises. (more…)

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Standard Bank and Merchant Capital provide SME lending solution

Standard Bank has joined forces with Merchant Capital to provide an innovative working capital solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by enabling them to access upfront cash advances which are repaid via their incoming point-of-sale receipts. The new financing solution will be called Merchant Capital Advance in collaboration with Standard Bank, and is targeted […]

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Mid-year review: Outlook good for US

HSBC Global Asset Management recently published its mid-year review in which it notes that after near universal growth throughout 2017, divergence has returned.  While the outlook for the US is good, HSBC is less positive about Europe and Japan.  In its opinion, emerging markets – especially  those in Asia – look to remain strong. “We […]

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What gap cover doesn’t cover

With many hospitals and specialists charging multiple times the stipulated medical aid rates, gap cover has emerged as a way to protect consumers against significant medical expense shortfalls, with reasonable premiums of up to a few hundred rand per month for the more comprehensive offerings. (more…)

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The four best investment lessons we learn from volatility

Volatility is a given in the investment world, and in the past year investors have been exposed to several events that sparked short-term volatility. There were irregularities around corporate finances, sovereign events like the ANC elective conference, and concerns around rising inflation in the United States, which led to a sharp decline in US markets […]

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Take adequate steps to protect property during load shedding

Short-term insurer Santam, says South Africans need to mitigate the damages caused by load shedding by being prepared prior to power going off. Eskom has announced that rotational load shedding will be on-going for the next ten days due to the power grid needing to stabilise following strike action. In light of this, Santam has identified […]

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SA becoming ‘an ever more litigious country’

South Africa is aligning itself with the rest of the international community’s legal inclination and becoming an ever more litigious country. With attorneys doing work on a contingency, or a “no win, no fee” basis, it is becoming easier and easier to sue and hold a wrongdoer liable. (more…)

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Why you can’t afford to be uninsured

There are an estimated 11-million registered cars on South African roads and according to the Automobile Association (AA), between 60 and 70% of them are uninsured. This is an alarming statistic considering the number of accidents, hijackings and thefts that take place daily, placing these motorists at exceptional financial risk. (more…)

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 Rand plunges deeper towards the down case: economist

The rand has plunged deeper towards the down case as risk-off elevates on the increased threat of trade wars, and advancing global monetary normalisation, in a disappointing SA environment.  This is according to Investec economist, Annabel Bishop. (more…)

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Risk cover doesn’t have to break the bank

There’s no disputing that good health and the ability to earn an income are two of your most valuable assets. Without the two, we cannot acquire the tangible assets we hope to, like cars, houses and future wealth. This is why it’s important to financially protect your health and income. The peace of mind that […]

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