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Regulation and your Retirement Savings

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South Africa’s retirement industry is governed by the Pension Funds Act, No. 24 of 1956. Treasury observes: “The aim of retirement fund investment regulation is to ensure that the savings South Africans contribute towards their retirement are invested in a prudent manner that not only protects the retirement fund member, but is channelled in ways […]

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Retirement Annuity contribution changes from 1 March 2015

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Loren le Roux, Trust Officer, advises Retirement Annuity holders regarding the implications of forthcoming tax changes. Government and Treasury are reforming the retirement industry in South Africa. Some of the aims are to simplify retirement products and their administration, lower costs, encourage South Africans to save more for retirement and to preserve those retirement savings […]

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How does the latest interest rate hike affect retirees?

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The South African Reserve Bank recently raised interest rates by 0.25%.  This was unusual because most interest rate adjustments are in increments of 0.5% in South Africa. The only other rate hike this year was 0.5% in January.  Before that however, the rate had remained flat at 5% for a period of 18 months.  Low […]

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The high cost of education

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Trust Officer Greg Nasson writes about education costs being on the rise, and that it’s time for parents AND grandparents to start saving. Monthly savings put into a unit trust fund can one day be redeemed to help towards tertiary education.   Statistics show that school fees are on the rise and more than 54% […]

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