Use your pension to get a home loan

2015-08-30 15:00

Some funds will make a limited amount of cash available for house renovations or purchases, but if you change jobs, the money will have to be repaid.

Public sector delays impact salary growth

2015-06-24 12:08

Disposable salary increases have been disappointing due to the drawn-out bargaining process in the public sector, reflects a salary index.

Many elderly Greeks broke despite costly pensions

2015-06-17 14:19

The plight of pensioners strikes at the heart of why Greece debt talks have failed, with many people broke despite pensions consuming a huge proportion of state spend.

Minister hints at higher Transnet pension hikes

2015-05-06 19:46

A rule amendment to two Transnet pension funds to provide for increases above the statutory has been approved, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Russian crisis affects pensioners

2015-01-28 15:00

The Russian financial crisis causes anger in many pensioners as low oil prices negatively impact their living standards.

What workers think of compulsory govt pension

2014-10-03 06:00

Workers without a pension or provident fund are divided over whether a government-sponsored pension fund should be compulsory, a survey shows.

Will they take care of you in old age?

2014-08-25 13:53

Having children is still viewed by some as an ‘insurance policy’ for old age.

Pension laws not clear on strike - lawyer

2014-07-12 10:27

Companies are uncertain whether they are legally compelled to maintain pension contributions on behalf of striking workers, a labour lawyer says.

Eastern Cape miners get service centre

2014-04-08 16:30

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe opened a one-stop service centre for former and present miners in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

How long will my pension last?

2013-07-30 11:39

Advice for a Fin24 user who wants to know how long a pension of R1 000 000 will yield a monthly income of R10 000.


WATCH: Skydiving granny still paying tax at 100

2015-07-01 14:58

The 100-year-old granny who went skydiving on her birthday this year has now added another crazy stunt to her bucket list: she paid her tax on the first day of tax filing season.

Insistence on pension cuts would worsen crisis: Tsipras

2015-06-18 09:00

The 'blind insistence' on cutting Greek pensions will only worsen the country's already dire financial crisis, says Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Pension Funds Adjudicator slams provident fund

2015-06-10 15:15

The Pension Funds Adjudicator has lashed out at a provident fund for causing ‘disharmony in the industry’.

Take-home pay still way above inflation

2015-04-29 12:05

SA salary earners have on average taken home 7.5% more in pay in March than a year ago, way above the 4% inflation increase for the same month, a salary index shows.

UK over-55s to get greater pension access

2014-10-14 19:30

Britons coming up to retirement will find it easier to spend their pension savings early, according to government plans.

Nene quashes fears of pension nationalisation

2014-09-05 07:00

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has moved to scotch rumours that the government plans to nationalise pension funds, adding that workers' retirement savings are safe.

UK overhauls employee pension schemes

2014-07-21 09:46

Britain has published new rules for private pensions, giving retirees greater freedom to spend their savings as they like.

50 the new 65

2014-06-05 07:26

Employers must stop viewing 60-year olds as expensive old fools, not able to innovate, writes Leopold Scholtz.

Pensioners can take more tax free

2014-02-26 14:13

People going on pension will in future be able to take R500 000 of their pension money as lump without paying any tax on it. The amount used to be R315 000.

Pension funds 'can aid social justice'

2013-04-23 20:13

Investment capital of the government's pension fund can be used to pursue social justice without compromising returns, a top official says.

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