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November 5, 2020

The choices we make

Wow! Last year our introduction to the review of medical schemes was “Make 2020 the best and healthiest year yet”.  Who could have foreseen the health, medical and financial challenges we would face during 2020! […]
October 26, 2020

Surrender of Goods, Repossession and Bank Assisted Sales: What does it all mean?

The impact of COVID-19, and the ensuing financial crisis, will have a lasting impact on society and business as a whole. Those who are unable to work because of the lockdown are facing serious economic […]
September 9, 2020

FAIS Seal 2020

We are proud to announce that Origin Financial Wealth Solutions (Pty) Ltd and Origin Financial Health & Wellness (Pty) Ltd have once again qualified and earned the 2020 MASTHEAD FAIS COMPLIANCE SEAL. By displaying this […]
September 7, 2020

Back to basics tips!

I am sure all people of SA and the world are by now well aware of all health and safety measures plus financial measures we could have followed to prevent the spread of the Corona virus and even […]
July 14, 2020

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN WINTER

Winter is the best time to shape up and reclaim your summer (and lockdown) bod. We all know this does not just happen but requires dedication, commitment, goals and above all, an action plan to […]
July 9, 2020

Business Insurance Campaign

Winter is the best time to shape up and reclaim your summer (and lockdown) bod. We all know this does not just happen but requires dedication, commitment, goals and above all, an action plan to […]
June 8, 2020

Holistic financial planning

You recently received our communication regarding the ongoing support Origin offers to you during Covid-19. Now we would like to elaborate on the holistic approach we take when a client is taken on board as […]
April 28, 2020

VAT exemption for `essential goods’ for the duration of the shutdown

SARS has changed the definition of `essential goods’ as per the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002, and the Regulation R.398 in Government Gazette No 43148 of 25 March 2020. These Regulations will apply as […]
April 28, 2020

An effort to save the economy

While South Africa is currently in a state of lockdown during which a significant number of businesses have had to cease operations, some relief from a tax perspective has been announced by the government. Tax-compliant businesses with a […]
April 28, 2020

The taxing of capital gain

Section 9HA of the Income Tax Act deals with deemed disposals by a deceased person. This section of the Act often causes some confusion, especially where there are heirs or legatees other than the surviving spouse. In terms of the provision, a […]
April 28, 2020

Re-allocation of surplus retirement fund assets

Binding Class Rulings (BCR) are issued in response to applications by a specific class of taxpayers (usually persons that will have the same tax consequences apply to them from a transaction) and clarifies how the Commissioner for SARS would interpret and apply the provisions of the tax […]
April 23, 2020

Covid-19 Business Interruption claims in the hospitality industry

In these challenging times, Origin Financial and Bryte Insurance are working tirelessly to ensure claims are handled as efficiently as possible. We appeal to our valued clients for your continued patience and apologise for any […]
March 12, 2020

The Coronavirus: Are we heading to a global recession?

Global equity markets and commodity prices are experiencing one of their worst drawdowns in the past 20 years.The recent 15% drop in global equities from their peak has resulted in about $6 trillion being wiped […]
January 23, 2020

If SARS is knocking on your door, let the Origin Team answer it for you!

Let’s kick off this new decade with Origin’s income tax-saving opportunities before the fast-approaching 29 February 2020 tax year-end!  The Origin Group offers the following tax-saving advice and products to help you maximise the tax […]
November 13, 2019

Make 2020 your best and healthiest year yet!

As “Origin Health and Wellness”, that is exactly what we do: Look after your Health and Wellness.  Contributing to medical aid and GAP cover has become an integral part of personal risk management.  Traditionally seen as […]
November 12, 2019

We are qualified to use the 2018 FAIS Compliance Seal!

We are excited to inform all our valued clients that we have qualified to use the 2018 FAIS COMPLIANCE SEAL! This seal proves that we have been evaluated on the regulatory requirements set out by […]
November 12, 2019

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way.

Unfortunately unforeseen death comes to us all, and we need to prepare for our own deaths by providing for our loved ones’ continued well-being with a valid will, but also should be ready to deal […]
November 12, 2019

Hope, Mood(y’s) and Destiny

We attended a global investment conference in Cape Town last week and experienced varied views on global risk assets by the asset managers presenting. One can easily be influenced by some of the negative global […]
November 12, 2019

Incoming earning ability

For the months of March & April the Origin team is committed to help you replace your income during times you are not able to earn an income. The loss of your monthly income can […]
November 12, 2019

Farewell to Hamish Leppan

On 3 April 2019, we bid farewell to Hamish Leppan after announcing his retirement after 47 years in the industry. Hamish worked at Origin for two years and quickly became apart of our family and […]
November 12, 2019

It’s world cup time!

It’s world cup time! The Cricket World Cup is in full swing and the Rugby World Cup is well on its way! As we all love sport, we would like to bring to your attention […]
October 21, 2019

Is a recession looming?

In previous weekly comments and numerous alternate financial commentaries alike, the perceived correlation between an inversion of a country’s sovereign yield curve and the prospect of an imminent recession have been highlighted. In this weekly […]
October 9, 2019

Prescribed Assets – sense or sensationalism?

Ever since the ANC announced in its 2019 manifesto that it would “Investigate the introduction of prescribed assets on financial institutions’ funds to unlock resources for investments in social and economic development”, there has been […]
September 16, 2019

Central Bankers looking for fresh tools to tackle fears of a global recession

With the World’s monetary policy makers all congregating last week at Jackson Hole, Wyoming for the annual summer gathering at the economic policy symposium; it was interesting to read that the title of this year’s […]

December 11, 2018

Crazy Guy on Bike – Sun 9 Dec, 2018. Day 371

Sun 9 Dec, 2018. Day 371 THE END, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Distance 22 + 320761 = 20 783 Average 12.5 Time 1 h 47 m Location S33.905361, E18.420571 Our final ride. I woke at […]
December 10, 2018

Crazy Guy on Bike – Sat 8 Dec, 2018. Day 370

Sat 8 Dec, 2018. Day 370 Staying with Una Holliday, Hout Bay Distance 38 + 20723 = 20761 Average 11.2 Time 3 h 39 m Location S34.03598, E18.347321 Peter, Pam and I popped in to […]

November 12, 2019

Hope, Mood(y’s) and Destiny

We attended a global investment conference in Cape Town last week and experienced varied views on global risk assets by the asset managers presenting. One can easily be influenced by some of the negative global […]
October 21, 2019

Is a recession looming?

In previous weekly comments and numerous alternate financial commentaries alike, the perceived correlation between an inversion of a country’s sovereign yield curve and the prospect of an imminent recession have been highlighted. In this weekly […]