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SA private pensions show strong growth over five years – BankservAfrica

Private pensions have grown from strength to strength over the last five years and, in some ways is outpacing take-home pay as can be seen in the Five-year Private Pensions Review for South Africa1, released by BankservAfrica and Economists.co.za today. (more…)

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South African take-home pay and private pensions indices up slightly in January

BankservAfrica’s January Take-home Pay and Private Pensions indices shows a better start to 2018 with growth experienced in both nominal and real terms. (more…)

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 Malusi Ndlovu

Budget to address reliance on state

This week the South African Finance Minister will outline the government’s top-level financial plan to tackle the country’s growing fiscal deficit. To avoid a further credit rating downgrade, and maintain the momentum created by a renewed sense of business confidence, the 2018 National Budget will need to explicitly outline how the state plans to strengthen […]

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IMF, Treasury, economy, GDP, unemployment, International Monetary Fund

‘Thou shalt invest as prescribed’

By Albert Botha, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Ashburton Investments. With the ANC policy conference over and political fatigue setting in, one of the final little nuggets released on the last day was that the ANC is mulling over the possibility of prescribed assets in pension funds. (more…)

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The value of financial advice

A new UK research report has found that those who received financial advice in the 2001-2007 period had accumulated significantly more liquid financial assets and pension wealth than their unadvised equivalent peers by 2012-14. (more…)

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Take-home salaries in March reach higher levels

BankservAfrica’s latest data shows marked improvement in March’s salaries – and pension levels.  For the first time in 10 months, March reflected a real-take home salary increase above the rate of inflation, according to BankservAfrica’s Disposable Salary Index (BDSI). This is also the strongest increase in take-home pay after inflation in 18 months. (more…)

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Comprehensive social security discussion paper released at Nedlac

Last week, the government released the much-anticipated consolidated document on comprehensive social security reform. (more…)

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Mark Fawcett

How auto-enrolment and behavioural finance work together

It is well established that most human beings are not rational in their thinking, which is why behavioural finance experts have had to think of fresh ways to incentivise people whose attitudes towards money and savings work against their best interests. (more…)

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