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SA’s banks are finding new ways to stay relevant in the market

South Africa’s banking industry is rapidly evolving in response to regulatory changes, economic pressures, technological advances and innovation in digital. “The evolution of technology...

Opinion piece: Is cybercrime costing banks more than money?

By Sanjay Vaid, Director of Cyber Security and Risk at Wipro Limited7 November 2017Banking has changed vastly over the past few years, as new...

Part 3 – Considerations when selecting an equity partner

When a company’s strategic focus turns to equity raising, it is critical for the company to determine what type of investor will best support...

Part 2 – The implications of raising capital through equity funding

Many businesses require additional capital to grow the business or to facilitate the exit of an existing shareholder or partner.  Some of these businesses...

Part 1 – The benefits of bank debt and mezzanine funding when raising strategic...

Making money in a business does not only depend on profit margins, growth in turnover and growing market share.  The manner in which the...

Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing the true potential of this revolutionary force

By Ankur Prakash, Vice President, New Growth and Emerging Markets, Wipro Limited30 October 2017As we race towards an uncertain future, one thing’s for sure: Artificial...

Getting a mid-sized business ready for sale

Morgan Jones, Principal in the Corporate Finance team at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, outlines the...

S&P decided to downgrade SA’s international credit rating to below investment grade and decided...

On 3 April 2017, Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services decided to cut South Africa’s international credit rating from BBB- to BB+. A rating of...

Cabinet Reshuffle: how it impacts you

By Mokgatla Madisha, Head of Fixed Interest at Sanlam Investment Management“Don’t get distracted, focus on the fundamentals”, says Mokgatla Madisha, Head of Fixed Interest...

Is South Africa experiencing a decline in tax morality?

Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, considers whether Corporate South...