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Why Companies Need Independent Employee Benefit Consultants
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Why Companies Need Independent Employee Benefit Consultants

A company’s employee benefits play a key role in determining how desirable it is as an employer, how well it can retain staff, and how engaged its employees are, with a direct impact on the bottom line. As a result, companies are offering all sorts of innovative benefits, but two remain the keystones of any...

What to Ask About your Employee Benefits when Starting a New Job
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What to Ask About your Employee Benefits when Starting a New Job

There’s no doubt that nearly everyone will face the challenge of changing jobs more than once during their life, and one of the key areas to consider when doing so is the employee benefits package, says Jeremy Hawson, Employee Benefits Divisional Manager at GCI.  “The way a company approaches employee benefits can tell you a...

Three Ways a Merger Model Lessens the Burden for Financial Advisors
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Three Ways a Merger Model Lessens the Burden for Financial Advisors

South African independent Wealth Managers and Financial Planners are finding themselves under huge pressure, due to shrinking margins and the increased burden of compliance. Most small firms operate on very low margins, while the cost of compliance is rising and eating into their profits. Few value their own time accurately, which limits their own earning...

How Independent Financial Advisors Can Turn their Businesses into Legacies
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How Independent Financial Advisors Can Turn their Businesses into Legacies

Independent financial advisors, planners and brokers face one of their biggest challenges right at the end of their careers: how to turn their hard-won business into steady annuity income to ensure a financially stable retirement? The most common solution – selling the business as a going concern – may be the worst option.  The Challenge...

GCI Wealth tour gives signposts to happiness
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GCI Wealth tour gives signposts to happiness

GCI Wealth will be visiting selected centres around South Africa between 11th and 23rd August 2017 on its annual wealth tour. The Wealth Tour has been undertaken by GCI executives since 2010 to bring financial advisors and their clients up to date with the latest trends and thinking in wealth management. This year’s tour will...

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Cover.co.za – Saving can make life more enjoyable

By: Natasja Hart, Wealth Manager, GCI Wealth Too often, saving is seen as something to avoid—no wonder we have such a low savings rate. Actually, we should welcome it because if our saving is on track, we will enjoy our spending so much more. The latest Old Mutual Savings Monitor confirms that while South Africans...

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Netwerk24 – Spaar is nie ‘n straf nie

Die nuutste Old Mutual Spaar- en Beleggingsmonitor bevestig dat Suid-Afrikaners eindelik begin besef dat skuld vermy moet word, maar ons spaar nog nie genoeg nie. Die meeste mense spaar nie vir hul kinders se opleiding nie, en 40% van die respondente het hoegenaamd geen vorm van formele aftreespaargeld nie. Daar is baie faktore wat dié...

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Bloemfontein Courant – ‘South Africans are still lazy savers’

While the latest Savings Monitor report from Old Mutual indicates that more and more people in South Africa are waking up to the importance of avoiding debt, the savings attitude of South Africans remains negative and not enough people are saving money. This is according to Natasja Hart, wealth manager at GCI Wealth. Hart reveals...

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FA News.co.za – GCI Wealth Tour gives sign post to happiness

Alex Cook, GCI Wealth GCI Wealth will be visiting selected centres around South Africa between 11th and 23rd August 2017 on its annual wealth tour. The Wealth Tour has been undertaken by GCI executives since 2010 to bring financial advisors and their clients up to date with the latest trends and thinking in wealth management....