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South African fintech in 2019 – What can we expect?

According to Wikipedia financial technology, often shortened to FinTech or fintech, is the new technology and innovation that aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. It is an emerging industry that uses technology to improve activities in finance. In an earlier Personal Finance article, Dominique Collett explores the South […]

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Allan Gray’s view on Budget 2019

– Focus shifts to restoring credibility Today’s media is filled with an array of comments and analysis of the Budget Speech of yesterday. According to Carla Rossouw, tax manager at Allan Gray, the Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden Budget Speech didn’t deliver any major punches such as 2018’s surprise 1% VAT hike, but instead sought […]

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Investments 2019 – What will influence markets in the year ahead?

Last year was a challenging year for investors, with US equity and government bond markets both returning less than cash. While there is no guarantee of better performance in 2019, identifying the underlying causes gives investors an opportunity to manage these investment risks. Keith Wade, Chief Economist & Strategist at global asset manager Schroders, believes […]

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