Investments can be very intimidating, and while this may hold you back, the good news is that you can start investing at any time, especially with the advice of an investment advisor. However, the unfortunate reality is that too many people rush into get-rich-quick schemes offered by crooked advisors, not realising that investing is a…Details
In this week’s market update, Floris Slabbert gives us an overview of what has been happening in the markets, both locally and internationally. Gold and the rand have both been performing well. The good news this past week is that Moody’s won’t be changing the credit rating for South Africa at this stage. Watch the full…Details
Floris Slabbert, interviewed on Die Groot Ontbyt on 26 April, gives us an overview of what has been happening in the market, the gold price and the rand/dollar exchange rate and talks about why investors should avoid emotional investment decisions. The good news is that the currency has strengthened significantly – its best improvement in…Details
Andrew Maren the CEO of Ecsponent Business Finance, discussing the challenges facing small, medium and micro enterprises when applying for traditional funding and how Ecsponent’s disruptive offering supports those SMMEs.
Black-owned qualifying small enterprises – QSEs – are actively being sought out and supported as suppliers in order to meet scorecard requirements, following the introduction last year of the Preferential Procurement sub-element in the revised B-BBEE codes. With government’s approximately R500-billion annual procurement budget-spend kicking in at the beginning of April 2016, these suppliers are…Details
You have decided to leave your job where you have been contributing to the company pension or provident fund. What must happen to your retirement savings when you leave the company? For many employees this can be an uncertain time and there are often questions around when and if you can access these funds, or…Details
Ecsponent Limited recently published its year-end financial results and despite a difficult economic climate the group showed significant growth. Ecsponent has a presence in four African countries, including South Africa, and has recently announced a new asset management licence in Botswana. All this puts the company in a favourable position. The asset management licence will…Details
Start-up businesses are often considered unbankable. Here is how small business owners can benefit from Ecsponent’s SME offering. With its sights set firmly on niche enterprise development markets, Ecsponent provides funding and expertise for entrepreneurs, while rewarding entrepreneurship, stimulating enterprise development and creating economic exclusivity. Basically, Ecsponent funds the unfunded by providing working…Details