Financial News

  • A company promising massive returns to SA investors via Bitcoin, and now being probed by the Hawks, has claimed its "super shy" founding trader has absconded with all the money and they don’t know where he is. Read more...
  • Government has, over the years, come up with a few tax incentives designed to promote employment, boost SMEs and promote scientific and tech innovation. Read more...
  • The successful implementation of the National Health Insurance programme hinges on its funding model but this is "quite up in the air", says a legal expert. Read more...
  • Cape Town property owners can learn from other regions like Johannesburg, where residents faced property valuation increases – some as high as 500%. Read more...
  • Insurance is a contract and consumers must understand their obligations when they enter into it, says Nthabiseng Moloi, head of marketing and brand at MiWay. Read more...
  • The market for classic cars has slowed down significantly, but does that mean they are not a good investment? Do your homework - and a little bit of luck never comes amiss, says an expert. Read more...
  • There is growing popularity for multiple generations to live together, says an estate agent. Read more...
  • Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance Ron McLaren says his office collected R193.3m for complainants in its 2017 year, despite the strain of staff losses. Read more...
  • Cheaper vehicle insurance is not necessarily the better option, according to the Automobile Association. Here are 10 financially smart questions you need to ask when choosing an insurer. Read more...
  • It makes sense to reform and stimulate the economy to create growth rather than create negative sentiment by overburdening the wealthy and foreign investors, cautions an expert. Read more...
  • From at least the age of 45, debt repayments should be a top priority so that you have enough time to boost your retirement fund contributions, says a financial adviser at Liberty. Read more...
  • The Certificate in Construction Supervision enables participants to attain an NQF Level 4 qualification - equivalent to a diploma from a university of technology. Read more...
  • A Fin24 user wants to invest in a tax-free savings account and also has questions about retirement annuities. Read more...
  • Investors looking to buy a property offshore can potentially recoup their money faster through short-term rentals, while earning income in a foreign currency. Read more...
  • Born between 1982 and 2002, so-called "Afrilennials" are quickly becoming the largest segment of SA’s working population, says the group CEO of PPS. Read more...
  • Before buying a home, there are four key issues first-time buyers should be mindful of, says a home loan expert. Read more...
  • Sectional title complexes in the Johannesburg suburbs of Linbro Park, Longlake and Westlake are increasingly popular among young first-time home buyers, says Seeff. Read more...
  • Homeowners must be aware of the insurance risks involved before they hand over the keys to guests, cautions Nazeer Hoosen, CEO of PPS Short-Term Insurance. Read more...
  • The VAT to 15% raises the question of its impact on levies in body corporates, share-block companies and home owners' or property owners’ associations in SA. Read more...
  • Many who are tempted to begin collecting art or are expanding their collections, want to know how to "read" the art market, says the director at Aspire Art Auctions. How to 'read' the SA art market Read more...