ARTICLES RELATING TO SANLAM

Mixed reaction from retirement funds on new regulations

2019-06-22 19:15

There has been mixed reaction from retirement funds since new default regulations affecting them came into effect, says the acting CEO of Sanlam Employee Benefits.

Older employees 9% more financially resilient than younger ones, research shows

2019-06-15 09:00

Big data can address some of the needs not being met by the retirement industry, says Barend le Grange, head of individual member support at Sanlam.

New policy protection rules may just leave employees confused - expert

2019-04-21 15:53

Amended policyholder protection rules for group insurance requires so much information that members will likely get overwhelmed, says an expert.

Don't DIY these 6 financial steps

2019-04-06 08:00

DIY is a great choice - but not always for financial planning, says Lee Hancox.

Sanlam confident about Moroccan partnership

2019-04-04 07:42

Sanlam says it is confident about the sustainability of its partnership with Saham Finances SA after it was criticised by a prominent Moroccan financial figure over the SA government's support for Western Sahara.

Don't bank on relief from Mboweni - debt expert

2019-02-19 22:15

Cash-strapped SA households, facing increased levels of debt, should not bank on the minister of finance to provide much relief in his budget speech, says a debt expert.

Want a sabbatical? Do these 10 things first

2019-02-03 20:00

For many working people, the inhibiting factors to taking a sabbatical are the expense and the financial risks, says a senior financial planner at Sanlam.

Sanlam shares rise after it details new empowerment deal

2018-10-31 12:24

The financial-services group has announced it is moving forward with plans to issue 111 million new ordinary shares to an entity held by new and existing broad based black economic empowerment shareholders.

Now all eyes on Ramaphosa's Investment Summit as skeptics raise red flags

2018-10-11 17:54

Hot on the heels of the recent Jobs Summit, the upcoming Investment Summit holds significant hopes for a country in deep economic crisis - but, say skeptics, it will not be easy turning things around.

 

Retirement planning: It's not just about the cost, look at the value - CEO

2019-06-16 12:24

Don't look only at the cost of a retirement product at the expense of considering its value, says Viresh Maharaj, chief executive of Sanlam Corporate Sales and Marketing.

Financial services industry under attack by cyber criminals - expert

2019-06-11 21:30

According to research by IBM, there are about 17 billion cyber-attack incidents daily, and the most attacked industry is financial services, because of the valuable data in its possession.

Investors want to be sure lights will stay on in SA - economist

2019-05-18 15:46

Market participants are acutely aware of the apparent fissures within the ANC, which may disrupt attempts at reform, says an economist at Sanlam Investments.

New retirement cost disclosure standard could be game-changer - expert

2019-04-07 10:35

The retirement savings cost disclosure standard, which came into effect on March 1, aims to assist employers or trustees to compare retirement fund quotations.

Cyber security a major blind spot in retirement fund industry - expert

2019-04-05 16:21

Cyber security is a major blind spot in the retirement fund industry, according to Viresh Maharaj, chief executive at Sanlam Corporate: Sales & Marketing.

Territory dispute muddies $1.1 billion South Africa-Morocco deal

2019-04-03 08:20

South Africa supports a group called the Polisario Front, which has been seeking self determination in the Western Sahara territory since 1991

16 questions to review your financial matters

2019-02-18 11:21

Now is a good time to review your wealth structures and update important documents, says a fiduciary and tax expert.

Budget bingo: 12 quick savings tips to kick off the New Year

2019-01-02 14:04

To avoid the pitfalls of debt and credit shortfalls a financial expert suggests playing 'budget bingo'.

Sanlam to chase deal with black investors after buying Saham

2018-10-12 12:48

Sanlam is ready to press ahead with the sale of a 5% stake to black investors as the insurer nears the finish line with its purchase of Morocco’s Saham Finances.

Sanlam seals largest deal yet in growth drive

2018-10-11 09:37

Sanlam says it fulfilled all the conditions for the $1.1bn of the shares it doesn’t already own in Morocco’s Saham Finances SA after regulators approved the deal.

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