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A brief history of time in a festive year-end rhyme

By Craig Pheiffer, Chief Investment Strategist: Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management (With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) ‘Twas the week before Christmas after a year that was despairingly tough When load-shedding made a comeback as plant maintenance hadn’t been enough. Our confidence was lifted high when the party finally recalled Zuma But we still hit a […]

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Restructuring of Edcon passes next hurdle: CEO

“The restructuring and recapitalisation of Edcon has passed its next hurdle,” the company’s CEO, Grant Pattison said in a statement today. “The Edcon Board has approved the structure of the proposed recapitalisation plan, and in response lenders have extended waivers to allow time for implementation. This will allow sufficient time for the number of necessary […]

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Schroders expands footprint in South Africa

Schroders today announces it has been granted a Category 1 Financial Services Provider (‘FSP’) licence, which will enable it to offer global investment services directly to South African clients. Schroders has had a presence in South Africa since 2015 and until now has operated in partnership with Argon Asset Management in the institutional market. Schroders […]

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5 Reasons to Love ChatBanking on WhatsApp

By Suzanne Patterson, Senior Digital Product Owner (Retail & Business Banking), Absa Group Limited. How many times do you check your phone every day? Probably a good few. And if you’re like most other people with a smartphone in South Africa – or anywhere in the world, actually – chances are that it doesn’t end […]

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Money lessons we should be teaching our kids

  By Thami Cele, Head of Savings & Investments, Absa. We have unique relationships with each of our family members, friends and colleagues – but we all also have our own special relationship with money. Just take a moment to think of how you interact with yours (on the increasingly rare occasions that you happen […]

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Barclays Africa Group Relaunches as Absa Group with a Fresh New Look

Group starts trading on Johannesburg Stock Exchange as ‘Absa Group’ Absa Group to complete roll-out of new Absa brand design in SA in 2019 Absa Group to complete rebranding of Barclays subsidiaries in Africa in 2020 Barclays Africa Group Limited has officially been renamed Absa Group Limited and started trading under its new name and […]

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GTC launches inaugural Gap Cover Survey

Sanlam and Absa have emerged as the top-ranked medical Top-up –  often referred to as ‘Gap’ cover –  providers in South Africa, according to the first ever ranking of these product providers, conducted by leading wealth and advisory firm GTC. Sanlam was ranked as the leading provider of Gap cover for under 60-year olds, whilst […]

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It’s never too late to financially plan for your bundle of joy

By Viwe Diyasi, certified financial planner and general manager at Absa. Whether you’ve just found out you’re expecting a bundle of joy, or whether you are already starting to show, it’s never too late to financially plan for your bundle of joy. In fact, this is true whether you are married, single or divorced when you […]

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