PF IOL 28Mar pg1 iol
Colin Daniel

FSB wants to know if your policy was churned

If an adviser recommended that you move your policy to a new company, the FSB is asking you to find out whether the move was in your best interests.

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PF 28Mar debt ioliol
Colin Daniel

Watch interest and costs on a debt in default

The National Credit Act imposes a limit on the charges that can be levied if you default on your debt, but the overcharging of interest and collection costs per... Read Story

PF 28Mar minbalance ioliol
Colin Daniel

What are you, as a senior, paying in bank fees?

Banking packages for people over 55 appear generous, but if you can’t afford to keep a relatively high minimum amount in your account or a linked account,... Read Story

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Do you have enough death and disability cover?
March 13 2015 at 19:10

Consumers and financial advisers underestimate the value of insurance against the risk of loss of income as a result of disability, critical illness or death.

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Income protection tax change likely to affect your salary, benefits
March 13 2015 at 19:08

Tax break on the premiums falls away, but any payout will be tax-free

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Provisional tax penalties made simpler – and harsher
March 13 2015 at 19:07

Some of the penalties imposed on provisional taxpayers who fail to meet their obligations have recently been simplified, but others have been made more onerous.

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Income protection: are you overinsured?
March 13 2015 at 19:04

You might be overinsured now that income protection benefits are tax-free.

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Income protection premiums may rise
March 13 2015 at 19:02

Premiums on income replacement policies could increase in a few years as a result of the tax change that became effective in March, some assurers warn.

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Low-cost medical scheme option mooted
March 13 2015 at 19:01

Medical schemes regulator considering allowing schemes to develop low-cost options that offer only primary healthcare benefits

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Tighter regulation for hedge funds
March 13 2015 at 18:56

South African financial services regulators have acted boldly in tightening local regulation relating to an industry that is relatively unfettered globally.

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How to share in inflation-beating returns
March 13 2015 at 18:44

Unit trusts that invest mainly in listed shares are one of the best vehicles for earning above-inflation returns, but you must be prepared to ride out periods of poor performance.

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Financial Planner of the Year entries close 27 March
March 6 2015 at 19:30

Entries for prestigious Financial Planner of the Year competition extended to Friday, March 27

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In Personal Finance on 14 March
March 12 2015 at 17:31

Tax change to income protection insurance could affect your take-home pay and your benefit payout

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