Financial News

  • Wedding season is approaching and and expert warns against walking down the aisle without ensuring financial alignment and protection. Read more...
  • Many employees have unanswered questions about their salaries, wonder whether they are getting paid at market-related levels and how their benefits compare. Read more...
  • People should avoid making decisions based on individual policy elements in South Africa, resulting in rash changes to their investment portfolios, according to Herman Van Papendorp, head of investment research and asset allocation at Momentum Investments. Read more...
  • The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants is looking into whether aggressive tax planning is ethical, even if it is legal. Read more...
  • FNB economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi breaks down the sub-regional data for Cape Town suburbs in terms of house price growth. Read more...
  • Emigration sales have intensified in Cape Town and foreign buyers play a less prominent role in the Mother City's residential property market, FNB research shows. Read more...
  • A new bill has some important financial implications regarding customary marriages in SA, according to John Manyike, head of financial education at Old Mutual. Read more...
  • Petrie Marx, Product Actuary at Sanlam, offers tips to mitigate the financial risks if you find yourself facing retrenchment. Read more...
  • During the course of a calendar year only about 30% to 35% of the properties that come onto the market actually get sold, says the managing director at Seeff Centurion. Read more...
  • For every rand that one household in South Africa saves, another household is "dis-saving" by spending on credit, says a professor in economics. Read more...
  • Telcos are being forced to reinvent service delivery, says Emmanuelle Salon. Read more...
  • Ongoing education is still necessary for a genuine savings culture to be enabled in South Africa, says the CEO of credit life insurance brand Yalu. Read more...
  • The impact of taxes is just as important to consider after retirement as it is while saving for retirement, says an expert at Hobbs Sinclair. Read more...
  • In the current economic climate South African millennials are having a hard time saving. Read more...
  • Buy-to-let home buying is stabilising, although at lower levels, according to the latest FNB Estate Agent Survey for the second quarter of 2019. Read more...
  • Women are now the largest group of property buyers in South Africa, according to Adrian Goslett, regional director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. Read more...
  • An increasing number of South Africans have started to research their options on how to move money offshore, says a tax expert. Read more...
  • When it comes to investing, not all commonly held beliefs are true, cautions Tamryn Lamb, Allan Gray's head of retail distribution. Read more...
  • Real estate agents and property sellers can fall victim to "'fake buyers", according to Gerhard van der Linde, Seeff's managing director in Pretoria East. Read more...
  • "What is a unit trust?" is among the top-10 financially related questions South Africans search on Google, according to a report released by the search engine. Read more...

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