Maya Fisher French

FirstRand targets the subcontinent

The FirstRand group has moved into India's retail banking space and its 700-million unbanked residents.

Bold bid to win a bigger slice

Bidvest Bank says its decision to cap fees at R72 a month does not signal a price war with the big four banks in South Africa.

Flexible policy bucks the trend

A new product from BrightRock has allowed people to tailor their insurance cover to circumstances and lower premiums gradually over time.

Unsecured credit rush ‘no bubble’

Banks have expanded and are entering the highly profitable market of credit with care, or so they claim.

New tax a ‘last-minute revenue grab’

Alarmed investors say the lack of warning and the quantum of the increase are shocking, writes <b>Maya Fisher-French</b>

Fuel levy hike to pay for e-tolling?

Public finance expert slams the proposed fuel levy increase as "regressive" because it will hit the poorest of the poor.

Levelling the savings playing field

Tax increases on capital gains and dividends will hurt big savers, not middle-income earners.

Don’t smile, you’re being mugged

High taxes on investments has left taxpayers in a bad position.

Adroit ring-fencing addresses login security concerns

Banks are sceptical over personal financial management sites due to customers handing over their personal login details to third parties.

Mzansi accounts reach dead end

South Africa's big banks are scrambling to lure the country's 27-million customers in the mass market with innovative and cheaper product offerings.

Retirement tax cap is short-sighted

<strong>Maya Fisher-French</strong> offers Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan a savings tip

R120-billion clean power boom

Bids will bring 3 750 megawatts of alternative energy on to the grid within the next three years at a total cost of R120-billion.

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