Big opportunity in European stocks?

2017-08-17 17:46

Over the last few years South African investors have seen the importance of diversifying their portfolios, according to Brian McMillan of Investec.

More first-time buyers as house price growth slows - BetterBond

2017-08-17 06:03

Things are looking up again for first-time homebuyers in the current market, according to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of bond originator BetterBond.

Treasury seeks further delay in provident fund tax change

2017-08-15 17:52

The proposed annuitisation of provident fund benefits, which has been pushed out until 2018, should be postponed by another year, recommends National Treasury.

Defects to look for when buying a home

2017-08-15 13:02

It is vital to look past the cosmetics of a property and get down to the integrity of the components that make up that property, advises an expert.

Slowdown in credit extension - NCR

2017-08-11 07:00

There has been a seasonal slowdown in credit extension, according to the latest Consumer Credit Market Report and Credit Bureau Monitor.

Blunders to avoid when buying a home

2017-08-06 16:17

While setting enough money aside for a deposit for a home is in itself a financial feat, it is not the only financial consideration for would-be homeowners.

Parliament demands action on illicit financial flows

2017-08-02 05:00

An inter-parliamentary committee will demand answers from criminal prosecuting authorities about progress made in cases of illicit financial flows.

How paying 2% more can cost you more than 40%

2017-07-25 19:40

Most retirement products cost around 3% in fees and paying it can mean you’ll retire with 40% less money, according to 10X Investments CEO Steven Nathan.

Property ownership: read title deed carefully

2017-07-25 14:48

By reading the title deed of a property, a prospective buyer will know if there are any conditions applicable to the zoning and use or sale of the land.

Saving while working for 'right now'

2017-07-24 17:58

With SA’s unemployment rate at 27.7%, many individuals are forced to work for "right now", as opposed to planning and saving for the future.


Can you afford to have a baby?

2017-08-17 16:22

A financial planner at Alexander Forbes Retail looks at some potential financial implications to consider before you decide to have a baby.

How to invest in times of political change

2017-08-16 22:00

The changing global political backdrop is a critical consideration for investors, says the head of sustainable research at global investment manager Schroders.

What to do if you can't afford your bond repayments

2017-08-15 17:40

What happens when, as a homeowner, you find yourself under unexpected financial strain and your bond repayments suddenly become more than you can handle?

PICS: What you get for R45m - R69m in this Cape Town suburb

2017-08-12 09:15

In Cape Town's southern suburb of Constantia Upper the average selling price of a home is R11.6m.

Think twice before becoming non-SA tax resident to avoid double tax - expert

2017-08-07 05:00

The move to scrap the tax exemption for South Africans abroad has been slammed as “totally unjust" and “achingly regressive” by the CEO of deVere Group.

PICS: Luxury Zanzibar resort open for SA buyers

2017-08-05 15:00

South Africans now have the opportunity to invest in a new development of luxury apartments and villas in Zanzibar.

PICS: $16m (R208m) historic San Francisco house on sale for first time

2017-07-31 05:45

A prominent family built it right after an earthquake. Three generations later, they're selling it.

Saving to retire comfortably is possible

2017-07-25 18:04

Only the right financial provisions will ensure that retirees can remain financially stable during their golden years, says the head of Old Mutual Corporate Consultants.

Look out for these tax change proposals

2017-07-25 14:02

A tax expert points out the specific tax proposals contained in the draft tax legislation released for comment last week.

REITs well-placed to weather local volatility - chair

2017-07-24 17:26

Downgrading to junk status and ongoing political tomfoolery might make South African investors a little anxious about protecting their investment portfolios.

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