National Savings Month – A call for all South Africans to make saving a habit

The South African Savings Institute (SASI) has launched its annual July National Savings Month Campaign yesterday. Floris Slabbert, National Sales Manager at Ecsponent Financial Services, believes that South Africans must remain disciplined in fostering a culture of saving, especially during the present challenging economic environment.   “South Africans often do not understand the importance of…

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The markets react to the Brexit vote

Floris Slabbert talks to Die Groot Ontbyt viewers about the recent market developments following the Brexit vote.     Markets reacted strongly to the results of Britain’s referendum decision to leave the EU. What are the latest developments following the Brexit vote? Britain’s Minister of Finance, George Osborn, tried to instil calm, but with little success. He also…

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What impact will Brexit have on South Africa?

While the rand has weakened since the results of the Brexit vote were revealed, the currency’s decline is likely to be short-lived and it is expected that the currency will strengthen again in future. The current currency volatility exists because many traders and speculators did not anticipate the UK’s exit from the EU. The surprise…

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Prepare for Tax Season 2016

Tax Season 2016 is due to kick off on 1 July, meaning it is time for taxpayers to submit their returns for income earned between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016. Paying taxes is hardly anyone’s idea of fun, but to help you survive the dreaded annual tax season, we have summarised what you…

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Funding growth for SMMEs

  Ecsponent helps SMMEs with the right funding to grow your business For any entrepreneur, it is both liberating and empowering starting a small business, however there are undoubtedly numerous challenges that business owners face along the way. One of these is accessing the capital required to continue growing the business sustainably. To grow, SMMEs…

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Creating an investment plan (video)

Floris Slabbert, national sales manager of Ecsponent Financial Services, talks about the latest market developments and how one creates an investment plan. What happened in the markets this past week? An interesting fact – the JSE’s electronic trading system is 20 years old today and interesting to note here is that when they started 20…

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