In my 20 years in the financial industry I have seen that our clients who are fully aware of their income and expenses experience the least stress and have the most savings. It is imperative to keep a monthly – and even an annual – budget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.