Financial News

  • Individuals can essentially become independent power producers by buying a solar panel, which feeds into the national grid. Read more...
  • Incidents like the Steinhoff saga has made it hard to know who you can trust, says the head of environmental, social and governance engagement at Investec Asset Management. Read more...
  • About 41% of economically active South Africans are estimated not to have a retirement plan, according to a survey by 10X Investments. Read more...
  • A cohabiting relationship looks like a marriage, but the distinguishing feature is the lack of legal sanction, cautions an attorney. Read more...
  • An eviction notice brought before the Constitutional Court provides a test case for the rights of the vulnerable in society, says attorney Simon Dippenaar. Read more...
  • People saving for retirement often underestimate the impact of future healthcare costs on their later income, warns an expert. Read more...
  • The breakdown of a marriage is not only emotionally painful - it can be financially devastating too. Read more...
  • Men dominate the largest financial institutions globally even as their executives say they’re trying to make Wall Street more welcoming for women, a new report shows. Read more...
  • There’s really nothing technical about a recession and investors should stick to the basics to protect their investment momentum, suggests an expert. Read more...
  • The problem is growing as hackers take advantage of lax security in the chain of businesses involved in real estate and a potential for a large payoff. Read more...
  • Allowing your money goals to slip can have a significant negative impact on your financial wellbeing, cautions an expert at Old Mutual Personal Finance. Read more...
  • Extreme weather patterns don't just hit your pocket when disaster strikes. They drive up the cost of insurance, affecting the entire industry and consumers too. Read more...
  • For South Africans who have invested in offshore property, estate planning can be challenging given the legal and tax frameworks of another country. Read more...
  • South Africans should take advantage of the opportunity to have their wills drafted during this year’s Wills Week from 17 to 21 September. Read more...
  • Parliament’s committee of trade and industry has adopted a bill which will provide relief for over-indebted South Africans. Read more...
  • Women need to build retirement savings while earning less than men and having less time to accumulate funds. Read more...
  • In recent years, the rental market has benefited from increasing numbers of people who are unable to buy homes. Read more...
  • One needs a "full-circle" understanding of what your financial plan is, says an expert, who provides six important components to include. Read more...
  • It would be wise to "do your homework" before you decide on the financial advisor you will entrust the planning of your future to, suggests an expert. Read more...
  • A serious issue is the reality that only 6% of South Africans are financially independent when they retire, says an expert. Read more...

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