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Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy seems to reach a new peak every day. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

How to send money from the US

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

Insurance South Africa

Insurance in South Africa


With a higher crime rate than most countries, you can expect to pay more for insurance in South Africa, whether it be life, pet, car or travel insurance. Here's a guide to provide you with more information, including a list of South African insurance companies.

Retiring in South Africa

Retiring in South Africa

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Find out what the legal retirement age in South Africa is, along with how to approach retirement planning in South Africa.

Pension fund South Africa

Pension funds in South Africa


Learn more about SASSA grants including how to set up a South African pension, SASSA payment dates and where to find a retirement calculator for South Africa.

Listing of banking institutions in South Africa


Here's a listing of banking institutions in South Africa, including the monetary authority, locally controlled banks, branches of international banks and banking-related organisations in South Africa.

How to open a bank account in South Africa


Can foreigners open a bank account in South Africa? This guide explains how to open a bank account in South Africa as a resident, plus conditions for non-resident bank accounts in South Africa.

Tax in South Africa

A guide to tax in South Africa


Tax in South Africa can applicable to worldwide income; this South African tax guide explains the South African tax system, South African tax rates, how to file your South African tax return and VAT in South Africa.

Company tax South Africa

A guide to company tax in South Africa


For self-employed workers and business owners, this guides explains company tax in South Africa, including company tax rates and dividend taxes.

wills act south africa

Wills, inheritance tax and law of succession in South Africa


Don't leave your assets to fate; this guide explains inheritance tax and the law of succession in South Africa, as well as how to prepare a last will and testament in South Africa.

Income tax South Africa

Calculating your income tax in South Africa


You may be liable to pay South African income tax as an expat; this guide covers the SARS income tax system, income tax brackets for South Africa, deadlines, allowances and income tax calculators for South Africa.

Transferring a pension

Pension transfers for UK expats: how to make QROPS work for you


An overview of the options for UK pensioners moving abroad during retirement: leaving your pension in a UK plan, or transferring it into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

Pension planning

Portable retirement planning for expats: a solution


Expatica's financial expert Russell Hammond considers some of the issues and wider choices affecting expats in planning for their retirement abroad.

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