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Will POPIA kill the life blood of the financial services industry?

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) will protect South Africans’ constitutional right to privacy. This includes a requirement for lawful justification to exist before a data subject’s personal information (PI) may be processed.

Robo-advice and human ingenuity – the future of financial advice is...

The recent announcement that heavyweight Wall Street bank, JP Morgan Chase has agreed to buy UK Robo-Adviser, Nutmeg, indicates the far-reaching effects of COVID-19 on the financial advice and wealth management industry as big business embraces this new model.

Financial Services Regulation – Update

Keep up to date on the most important Financial Services Regulation developments in South Africa in June 2021.

How secure are WhatsApp chat commerce payments?

Effective cross-generational communication with customers requires an excellent omnichannel strategy and chat is fast becoming the cornerstone for brands around the globe. But chat channels still carry a degree of security hesitancy that companies will need to overcome if they hope to reap the full rewards of chat commerce.

Adopt the mindset of an Olympic athlete

Olympic athletes devote years of training and effort to ultimately reach the podium. They don’t do this on their own, however, but rely on experts to help them get there. Who is your coach and how well are they assisting you on your financial track?

Cash-flow management critical to navigating through tough times

Creating awareness around financial saving is important for businesses, and cash flow management is critical for survival.

Are consultancy fees and municipal salaries fruitless and wasteful expenditure?

The municipal skills shortage has reared its nasty head again. This was identified  by the Auditor General (AG), Ms. Tsakani Maluleke, who briefed parliamentary committees on the 2019/20 local government audit outcomes and the COVID-19 relief funds expenditure in a session on 22 June 2021.

Global financial reporting agenda set to change: how will SA companies...

From 2022, the global financial reporting agenda is set to change. This change comes as the global standard-setter, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), is embarking on its third agenda consultation. Much like the changes which were brought about by the second agenda consultation, the new global financial reporting agenda may result in a significant impact on how some transactions are accounted for and thereby impacting companies in various ways.

Retirement funds as a guarantee for loans

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many individuals to significantly adjust their lifestyles. The personal finances of most South Africans have been greatly impacted by job losses, salary cuts or no bonuses/increases, so much so that their livelihood have taken a significant knock.

Essentials to look for in a platform to fight fraud and...

Choosing the decisioning platform for your organisation to combat fraud and financial crime. There are a growing number of decisioning platforms to choose from to combat fraud and financial crime. Many find making the right selection overwhelming, knowing that the choice made will have a lasting, monumental impact on their organisation for years to come.


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