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Changing from one medical scheme to another - effortlessly

By Danielle van Wyk

It is coming up to the end of the year and you might be looking to change medical schemes, or options within a scheme in preparation for the new year. While you don’t necessarily have to wait for year-end to do so, providers often recommend it.

Changing from one medical scheme to another - effortlessly
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Your guide to financially surviving Christmas

By Danielle van Wyk

There are a few times each year where you need to dig deeper into your pocket and spend more money such as birthdays, anniversaries, and the Christmas period. Whether you celebrate this religious holiday or not, the festive period - depending on how you choose to spend it - means increased travelling, buying of gifts, entertaining, and eating out at restaurants.


Your guide to financially surviving Christmas
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Column,Financial News

Trump, Trump and a little bit of South Africa

By Andre Botha

What a November we had, with the rand staging one of its best months and closing below the R14.00 level. To be honest, this looked like quite a far-fetched possibility at one stage during the month. It seems that the tide has changed a little, even though it might be short lived since the US dollar bulls are not so sure of their case anymore.

Trump, Trump and a little bit of South Africa
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Momentum vs. The people: Who is at fault?

By Danielle van Wyk

This week has seen insurance giant Momentum in the hot seat as debate sparked around its initial refusal of a R2.4 million life insurance pay-out. The deceased was killed in a hijacking but lost the right to claim upon failing to disclose a raised blood sugar condition at the inception of the policy, in 2014. Momentum has since agreed to the pay-out.

Momentum vs. The people: Who is at fault?
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Banking,Investments,Financial News

COLUMN: Taking an interest in the interest rate

By Andre Botha

The buzzword in economic terms are interest rates; especially this week when it’s announced whether the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank (MPC) will increase or cut local interest rates. Ahead of this, Andre Botha, senior dealer at TreasuryONE, has a look at how interest rates work.

COLUMN: Taking an interest in the interest rate
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Credit rating,Credit Cards,Banking,Loans

The ultimate guide to understanding your credit score

By Isabelle Coetzee

Part of the transition into adulthood is becoming aware of your credit score, and the impact this has on your ability to purchase goods on demand. We identify the most pressing questions about credit scores and answer them in this easy-to-understand guide.

The ultimate guide to understanding your credit score
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Health,Insurance,Health Insurance

Why is the South African health system failing?

By Isabelle Coetzee

South Africans associate good quality healthcare with exorbitant prices, said Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi during a “Leaser’s Angle” panel discussion in Cape Town last week. The event was focussed around the pending National Health Insurance (NHI), which, once implemented, will offer universal health cover for all South Africans.

Why is the South African health system failing?
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