COVID-19 emergency budget highlights

COVID-19 emergency budget highlights

On Wednesday 24 June 2020, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni addressed the nation in a COVID-19 emergency budget speech. This was brought on by an extremely slow economic growth, a decline in investor confidence and the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are some of the key points that came out of the speech.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

When it comes to life insurance, it’s not so much about what’s in it for you but what’s in it for the people you love and who depend on you financially. Of course nobody likes to think about their own death but it is necessary if you’re going to put a plan in place that ensures the financial future of the people you leave behind.

#BudgetWithMomentum

#BudgetWithMomentum

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni has delivered his maiden budget speech for 2019 this afternoon, and he did it with a few jokes and japes thrown in for good measure, too. Mboweni’s optimistic tone looked towards fixing Eskom, restoring the credibility of SARS and a 12-figure boost for free higher education.

REMOVING THE FOREIGN ASSET LIMIT FOR ENDOWMENT ACCOUNTS

REMOVING THE FOREIGN ASSET LIMIT FOR ENDOWMENT ACCOUNTS

We are pleased to inform you that we have removed the foreign asset limit for the Allan Gray Endowment, effective 12 December 2018.

Endowment accounts will be allowed up to 100% in foreign assets, up from 60% since April 2018
As Living Annuity and Endowment investors use Allan Gray Life’s foreign asset allowance instead of their own, we need to manage Allan Gray Life’s overall foreign asset exposure to ensure that we comply with the South African Reserve Bank’s exchange control regulations.

BLACK FRIDAY: AMERICA’S MOST REVERED EXPORT?

BLACK FRIDAY: AMERICA’S MOST REVERED EXPORT?

Local retailers are gearing up for one of the year’s busiest weekends as Black Friday sales lure shoppers with unmissable discounts. This year’s Black Friday, however, is unlikely to change weak retail trade sales growth, which moderated to a lacklustre 0.7% year-on-year in September, from 2.5% in August, affirming the economy’s muted consumption demand.

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