retirement funds

 
Pension fund cull sparks unease
Pension fund cull sparks unease
A battle over a project to cancel thousands of dormant pension funds at the Financial Services Board (FSB) has raised questions for some of the...
Regulatory changes push up costs for retirement fund members
Regulatory changes push up costs for retirement fund members
About 80% of pension fund providers say compliance with the latest regulatory changes will result in additional costs for the members of a fund,...
Treasury contemplates a saving grace
Treasury contemplates a saving grace
Retirement costs could actually be much higher than the treasury's original estimate, making reform of the sector even more important for a...
Treasury: Fees are eating half of South Africans' retirement funds
Treasury: Fees are eating half of South Africans' retirement funds
A discussion paper released by the national treasury on Thursday is the last in a series of five released by the treasury and aims to promote...
Levelling the savings playing field
Levelling the savings playing field
Government aims to make tax on income from investments equitable, whether it be income from dividends, capital gains or interest. As part of this...
Retirement tax cap is short-sighted
Retirement tax cap is short-sighted
In the 2011 budget address, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that the treasury was considering a R200 000 cap on the tax that can be...
Not enough savings? Don't panic just yet
Not enough savings? Don't panic just yet
"I have just changed jobs recently. I took part of my provident fund to settle some of my debts and I have learned my lesson, so no more debt for...
SA net retirement savings highest since 2002
SA net retirement savings highest since 2002
While the financial crisis is putting pressure on retirement savings, a positive trend in South Africa is that net retirement savings have reached...
SMEs respond to cheaper, simpler retirement solutions in 2011
SMEs respond to cheaper, simpler retirement solutions in 2011
South African business owners struggling to retain their top staff in the current tough economic climate are showing a willingness to offer...
Stage set for a wider safety net
Stage set for a wider safety net
Can you get by on R1140 per month? This is the amount South African citizens permanently resident in the country qualify for under the State Old...
Rules for a comfortable retirement
Rules for a comfortable retirement
In a recent research study, financial services organisation, Alexander Forbes concluded that only 12% of 700 000 retirement fund members will...
Who gets your retirement fund benefits when you die?
Who gets your retirement fund benefits when you die?
If you've nominated someone other than a dependent as the beneficiary of your retirement fund, your wishes might not be honoured when you die, even...

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