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

Load shedding, tariffs ‘crippling bus ...

In just 12 hours, a business lost R4m in income during load shedding. This was just one of many incidents presented by business owners and companie ...

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How Nene’s Budget will affect your pocket
February 27 2015 at 20:06

You may not be as badly affected by this week’s Budget as some pundits have suggested, despite an 80c hike in the fuel levy.

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Budget: news you can use
February 27 2015 at 20:03

Some additional highlights of this week’s Budget speech by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene

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Attachment orders keep ombud busy
February 27 2015 at 19:59

Court orders that force employers to deduct debt repayments from their employees’ salaries feature prominently in the Credit Ombud’s report for 2014.

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Curbs on use of RAs to avoid estate duty
February 27 2015 at 19:58

The government has wised up to the fact that wealthy individuals are using the benefits of retirement annuities to reduce their estate duty liabilities.

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Transfer duty ‘now a wealth tax’
February 27 2015 at 19:56

Changes to the transfer duty rates in the Budget mean that modest buyers will score at the expense of the rich.

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Medical tax credits rise by 5%
February 27 2015 at 19:45

Medical tax credits if you belong to a medical scheme to increase from R257 a month to R270 a month for the main member and the first dependant

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You can delay retirement, but not for too long
February 27 2015 at 19:43

Maximum age may be introduced for all funds

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Entries open for Planner of the Year 2015
February 27 2015 at 19:42

Entries for the Financial Planning Institute/Personal Finance Financial Planner of the Year award close on Friday, March 13.

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Answers to readers’ questions
February 27 2015 at 19:41

Financial experts answer your questions

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