Regulator: Amend retirement fund rules urgently to curb coronavirus impact on pensions

2020-03-27 14:13

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has called for retirement funds to urgently submit rule amendments that can alleviate the financial difficulties faced by distressed employers and members during the coronavirus crisis.

SA pensioners in dire financial state, report shows

2020-03-06 05:00

Under a fifth of South Africans over the age of 60 are receiving private pensions, a new report has shown.

OPINION | Tips for Tito: Help South Africans toward a better retirement

2020-02-24 06:05

It is time for legislators to reassess the state of retirement savings in South Africa and chart their own course, says Rowan Burger.

Solly Moeng: Retirement - a novel route to attracting investment to SA

2020-01-30 06:01

Solly Moeng considers residency investment programs.

MONEY CLINIC: I have R7m in my retirement fund, which would be the best way to invest?

2020-01-18 07:00

A Fin24 user wants to know the best way to invest his R7m retirement fund. A life annuity or moving funds to a private financial advisor.

Two things that affect whether you can retire early

2019-12-28 21:45

There are two main drivers which determine if early retirement is even an option for you, says Kerry King, advisory partner at Citadel.

PICS: What it's like to retire in style - see inside SA's top 5 luxury retirement villages

2019-12-23 10:58

These places give new meaning to the term "golden years". And no fewer than four of the five top retirement villages listed in the 2019 Estate Ratings report by New World Wealth are in the Western Cape.

Alexander Forbes: We have turned a corner

2019-12-09 16:16

Despite recording only a 1% increase in operating income and 3% operating profit from its remaining businesses, Alexander Forbes CEO, Dawie de Villiers said given where the company comes from, he thinks it's finally delivering to shareholders.

The smart way to make money

2019-11-19 16:52

Shares are among the best investments available for an ordinary person. Even if it may seem daunting to some, there are practical steps you can follow to help you identify good investments and manage your stock portfolio.

'Disturbing' failure by employers to pay pension fund contributions - report

2019-11-10 19:45

The bulk of a record number of complaints received by the Office of the Pension Fund Adjudicator relates to a failure by employers to comply contribution requirements.

 

Ramaphosa shouldn't give 'airtime' to pension funds bailing out Eskom - financial expert

2020-03-06 17:18

Forcing pension funds in SA to invest in state-owned entities that could have poor governance structures would lead to sub-optimal returns for vulnerable pensioners, a financial expert tells Fin24.

Coronavirus and retirement savings: 5 things experts want you to think about

2020-03-04 13:33

Instability in local and international stock markets – mainly due to concerns over the impact of the coronavirus – might have you concerned about preserving your retirement savings.

MONEY CLINIC: Help! I'm 35 with no retirement savings plan

2020-02-01 08:00

A Fin24 user is looking to start a retirement savings plan as it does not form part of company benefits, he would have to pay out of pocket.

OPINION: Want to retire early? Don't get burnt by the FIRE

2020-01-19 09:30

Be realistic about the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement, says Elian Wiener.

Pension fund, provident fund, retirement annuity - what's the difference?

2020-01-06 22:07

One of the most commonly asked retirement questions is, what is the difference between a pension fund, a provident fund and a retirement annuity fund, says a financial expert.

OPINION: 5 questions investment companies wish you'd ask (and 5 they'd rather you didn't)

2019-12-24 12:42

Sithembiso Mlonyeni and Warren Buchanan offer tips on what questions to ask in order to help your client relationship manager better assist you.

Humans have longer life expectancy - but their money might not

2019-12-16 10:03

One of the consequences of people increasingly living longer, is that it has changed the number of working years compared to those spent in retirement. Here's how not to outlive your capital, according to the experts.

The battle to recover R42bn in unclaimed pension money

2019-11-19 19:35

A campaign to reclaim billions of rands in unclaimed benefits is about to kick into high gear. The Unclaimed Benefits Committee, representing a group of claimants, and NPO Open Secrets, are planning to lobby Parliament.

This one decision can give you a carefree retirement

2019-11-18 16:15

Your future happiness is dependent on the decisions you make as a young adult. Here’s one decision you really need to make that your future self will thank you for.

Retirement annuity benefit allocation: what happens in practice

2019-10-30 18:35

A Fin24 reader provides some additional insight into what might happen to your retirement annuity benefits if you pass away before you have accessed these.

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