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As a central knowledge portal to the retirement and related industries, EBnet publishes a range of daily articles submitted by a range of industry organisations, experts and contributors. Readers can also comment on and contribute to articles.

April 30, 2018

You can consider yourself one of the lucky few if you have medical aid. According to the latest General Household Survey, only 17 in 100 South Africans have medical insur...

April 30, 2018

Perspective matters. A lot. Recent provincial economic data published by Stats SA take on a fresh light when they’re ranked against other countries.

Gauteng is South Afric...

Old Mutual Multi-Managers. It is ironic that the president of a communist country is now the leading voice in support of free trade and globalisation, but this is the ups...

A few years ago we predicted that the disability insurance industry was headed for major change. Last year we saw it borne out by the results of Old Mutual Corporate's Di...

April 26, 2018

Naresh Suresh Tulsie has been appointed as the new Ombud for Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) effective 1 May 2018.

Mr Tulsie will be taking over from M...

Given that we live in South Africa and therefore spend in rand rather than dollars, pounds or any other currency, for many of us it may make sense to have a significant p...

Welcome to dreamland.

So pervasive has corruption supposedly become in the retirement-fund industry that Registrar Dube Tshidi has considered it necessary to issue a direc...

April 25, 2018

It’s hard to develop good money habits. It’s especially hard when those habits include delaying gratification and cutting back on impulse purchases.

When it comes to money...

April 25, 2018

With the total tax burden of South Africans on the rise, it’s time to look more closely at those products that give you that much needed tax break. Retirement annuity (RA...

Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of the FirstRand Group, has entered into a strategic partnership with Fidelity International, a global asset manager with...

After rising for a record 15 consecutive months to end January 2018, the S&P 500 index has recently pulled back. This is a welcome development for local fund managers loo...

On 27 April we are celebrating Freedom Day, commemorating the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held in South Africa. For all South Africans it is an imp...

Investment managers go to great lengths to plan ahead so that investment portfolios will withstand market volatility and unforeseen events. But how do you construct a rob...

Corporate companies are by no means immune to cybercrime, with McAfee’s latest report1 indicating that it cost the global economy as much as $600 billion in 2017. Accordi...

(Although primarily aimed at personal insurance, the principles in this article also apply to any form of insurance, be it short-term, life & disability and group benefit...

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