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Fiona Zerbst

Fiona Zerbst

    Households more prudent about credit
    Households more prudent about credit
    Private-sector credit fell by a "surprising and substantial" 0.4% in May, according to Stanlib economist Kevin Lings, although consumer credit...
    Insurance implications if you don't register your SIM
    Insurance implications if you don't register your SIM
    Customers who do not have their SIM cards registered in compliance with the Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (Rica) may find...
    How to avoid the pain of a frozen bank account
    How to avoid the pain of a frozen bank account
    When someone in the family dies, bank accounts belonging to the deceased are frozen until the financial affairs of the estate are settled. For the...
    Are you insured for a house fire?
    Are you insured for a house fire?
    It has been a cold winter so far and many of us have sought to warm our homes with heaters and fires. Some people have in fact lit an open fire in...
    Your favourite magazines go digital
    Your favourite magazines go digital
    If you don't like to go without your monthly magazine fix, but you hesitate to subscribe because you don't always get all the issues, or they...
    Last chance to Rica
    Last chance to Rica
    The Department of Communications has reminded cellphone users to register their cellular, data or other SIM cards before June 30 or have them...
    Multi-asset ETFs invest in equities, bonds and cash
    Multi-asset ETFs invest in equities, bonds and cash
    Investors have approached exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with caution because they invest in equities, but it's interesting times because Absa...
    1Lifedirect lets you buy life insurance on your cellphone
    1Lifedirect lets you buy life insurance on your cellphone
    It may seem strange to buy life insurance on your cellphone, but this is precisely what you can do with 1Lifedirect, which is offering whole life...
    Insurance 'fronting' for your children is not a good idea
    Insurance 'fronting' for your children is not a good idea
    If you're "fronting" for your children -- that is, taking out a car insurance policy in your own name rather than naming your child as a driver to...
    ETFs perform well but investors are cautious
    ETFs perform well but investors are cautious
    If you're a fan of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), you'll be interested to know that the Satrix INDI 25 ETF continues to outperform other index-tracking products in the local market. ...
    Baffled by life-insurance terminology? You're not alone
    Baffled by life-insurance terminology? You're not alone
    If the terminology in your long-term life insurance policy leaves you feeling less rather than more enlightened, the Association for Savings and...
    Jargon Buster: Letters of Authority
    Jargon Buster: Letters of Authority
    "Letters of Authority" refer to a document issued by the master of the high court regarding the appointment of a competent person to handle certain...