Subscribe to industry newsletters

AI-human interplay is criticial for effective FS operations
AI-human interplay is criticial for effective FS operations

The use of technology is crucial for financial services organisations with ambitions of prevailing in a highly contested market. Sustainable productivity improvement in the industry requires technology and humans to work together in fundamentally new relationships - where machines assist humans to fulfil their roles better...

By Barry Vorster 2 days ago

GIVEAWAY: 2 copies of Essentials of Retirement Fund Management up for grabs
GIVEAWAY: 2 copies of Essentials of Retirement Fund Management up for grabs

An essential resource for trustees of retirement funds, the Essentials of Retirement Fund Management includes commentary and legislation in a concise and informative style that will appeal to all tiers of trustees...

2 days ago

Image source: Getty/Gallo
How crowdsourcing can accelerate innovation in financial services

Crowdsourcing has the potential to unlock vast troves of new talent for financial companies, helping them to accelerate the innovation process...

By Steve Lauter 3 days ago

Credit providers: Setting it off
Credit providers: Setting it off

For many years, it has been a common practice for both banks and other financial institutions to exercise their common law rights of set-off in instances where a credit provider is both owing a debt to an individual and is owed a debt by the same individual. However, a recent decision has thrown the proverbial spanner in the works...

By Rui Lopes and Michael Collett 3 days ago

What's the blindspot event bringing SMEs to their knees?
What's the blindspot event bringing SMEs to their knees?

It just takes one event to knock the life out of an SME...

14 Aug 2019

SA's oldest buy-aid organisations adopt new payments platform
SA's oldest buy-aid organisations adopt new payments platform

A new payments services platform called Co-Switch aims to open up the buy-aid market to both consumers and retailers, and it's currently being introduced to Cape Consumers and Iemas' members and retail partners...

13 Aug 2019

Retirement can either mean a loss of identity and social relations, or freedom from a dictated schedule. Shutterstock
Perceptions about retirement can inform whether black South Africans save or not

Every person who is younger than retirement age is encouraged to plan and consistently save for retirement. However, few individuals actively plan for their retirement...

By Bomikazi Zeka 7 Aug 2019

Sasfin Bank sanctioned for non-compliance
Sasfin Bank sanctioned for non-compliance

The Prudential Authority (PA) has imposed administrative sanctions on Sasfin Bank for non-compliance with certain provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Act...

1 Aug 2019

Essential resource for trustees released
Essential resource for trustees released

An essential resource for trustees of retirement funds, the Essentials of Retirement Fund Management includes commentary and legislation in a concise and informative style that will appeal to all tiers of trustees...

Issued by LexisNexis 31 Jul 2019

S12J has a sunset clause. Image source: Getty/Gallo
TLAB impacts on Section 12J tax incentive

The 2019 Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) has been released and contains proposed amendments to certain elements to the Section 12J tax incentive...

31 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Nomsa Motshegare
Child grants aren't income when applying for credit

The National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) has handed down judgement against Aristoscan CC, a micro lender trading as JMK Cash Loans...

18 Jul 2019

Jobs on the line. EPA-EFE/Facundo Arrizabalaga
Deutsche Bank job cuts are tip of the iceberg for the finance industry

Deutsche Bank caused a recent stir with the seemingly sudden announcement that it would cut 18,000 jobs - one fifth of its global staff...

15 Jul 2019

Gary Palmer, CEO at Paragon Lending Solutions
Closing the gap between growth businesses and alternative lenders

As South Africa continues to drift in the doldrums of economic stagnation, the apparent disconnect between traditional lenders and entrepreneurs seems to be widening...

By Gary Palmer 11 Jul 2019

Grobank appoints new CEO
Grobank appoints new CEO

Grobank is pleased to announce the appointment of Bennie van Rooy as CEO with effect from 1 July 2019...

Issued by Grobank 8 Jul 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
6-point checklist to keep you compliant

Regulations governing the financial services sector are being overhauled. Below is a six-point checklist to ensure you don't fall behind in compliance...

By Richard Rattue 8 Jul 2019

Coronation shines light on unseen spending this Savings Month
Coronation shines light on unseen spending this Savings Month

To mark National Savings Month this July, Coronation is on a mission to inspire South Africans to scrutinise their saving and spending habits...

Issued by Coronation 5 Jul 2019

Nigel Green, founder and CEO of the deVere Group
Fintech is the new normal

More than half of banking and financial services customers around the world use fintech products and services, according to a new global poll...

3 Jul 2019

Small businesses can benefit from buying their own premises
Small businesses can benefit from buying their own premises

Small and medium-sized business owners who are renting their premises should take advantage of current market conditions to consider buying, says Paragon Lending Solutions sales executive Marc Levitt...

Issued by Semaphore Communications 26 Jun 2019

Johan Ferreira, chief legal and compliance officer, African Unity
The Cofi Act takes the financial services sector into a new era

While South Africa came through the 2008 global financial crisis relatively unscathed, evidence of poor market conduct and outdated legislation were among the factors that led to a reform of the country's financial sector...

26 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019: Mariska Oosthuizen on finding your purpose [WATCH]
#CannesLions2019: Mariska Oosthuizen on finding your purpose [WATCH]

Our roving reporter Ann Nurock chats to Mariska Oosthuizen, head of brand at Sanlam about her first Cannes Lions experience...

24 Jun 2019

Sasfin establishes Digital Advisory Council
Sasfin establishes Digital Advisory Council

Specialist financial services provider Sasfin Bank has established a Digital Advisory Council...

21 Jun 2019

Jessica Ground, head of sustainability at Schroders
The good, the bad and the ugly of short selling

The short sale reporting and disclosure framework proposed by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) intends to tighten the regulations around short selling in South Africa...

19 Jun 2019

Sarah Browning-de Villiers on authentic, relevant content marketing that resonates
Sarah Browning-de Villiers on authentic, relevant content marketing that resonates

Publicis Machine recently received three honourable mentions at the global Pearl Impact Awards for their work on the Sanlam Reality account. We asked chief content officer Sarah Browning-de Villiers what it takes to succeed in the content marketing space...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jun 2019

Celebrating 25 years as the leading reference on employee benefits
Celebrating 25 years as the leading reference on employee benefits

Despite the fact that contributing towards a retirement fund is compulsory for many employees in the private sector, there was a concerning decline in total contribution towards retirement funds recorded in 2018...

Issued by LexisNexis 13 Jun 2019

Daniel Acton, regional tech lead, Google Cloud.
How Nomanini built its remote POS voucher platform

The World Bank estimates that 66% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have bank accounts...

13 Jun 2019

Facing off the GRC giant in the financial sector
Facing off the GRC giant in the financial sector

The financial services sector is faced with a high level of regulatory and compliance requirements and finance executives are increasingly expected to master areas outside of their traditional skill set...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Jun 2019

Gerrit Olivier, CEO of About IT
CFOs must establish the right technological foundations

Chief Financial Officers have to go beyond their traditional roles of ensuring the books are in order and that auditors can access the information they need...

By Gerrit Olivier 7 Jun 2019

James George, compliance officer manager at Compli-Serve SA
Missing the CPD deadline could ruin your business

The deadline for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours has been extended to 31 July 2019, but for those in financial services who are behind in earning theirs, it is best to act fast...

3 Jun 2019

Show more