Annuity better protected

A Retirement Annuity (RA) is a savings vehicle with unique features that will provide you with a regular income upon your retirement.   It is a private pension plan to save for retirement and is the biggest or the only investment for many people.   On March 1, new regulations will come into effect to…

Updates to the Group’s board committees

Ecsponent’s board is ultimately responsible for the Group’s performance and affairs, which includes protecting and enhancing the Group’s wealth and resources, timely and transparent reporting, and always acting in the best interest of the Group and its stakeholders.   The Group’s committees all meet independently but report directly to the Board and decisions taken by…

Ecsponent in the media

Sensible way of getting behind SMEs Niche financial services firm is enabling entrepreneurs in a manner that traditional banks can’t – or won’t – and actively contributing to SA’s economic goals. www.moneyweb.co.za/in-depth/ecsponent-group/sensible-way-of-getting-behind-smes/   How Ecsponent is embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution The Group takes direct, minority equity stakes in high-growth segments, favouring enterprises in niche…

Calendar of upcoming events

Thursday 21 February 08:00 – 09:00 Pretoria FM National Budget Speech panel discussion Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will deliver his much-anticipated maiden budget speech on 20 February. Tune in to Pretoria FM for an analysis of the speech and gain insights about the effect it will have on you. Ecsponent director and tax expert, Willem…

Africa, the continent of youth

Africa has the youngest population in the world and according to estimates, one in four working–aged people in the world could be African by 2050.   In some African countries, the youth population is staggering. For example, in Niger, where nearly 50% of the population is younger than 15. Collectively, over 60% of Africans are…