Category - Pension funds

The impact of debt on our retirement

Debt is the main reason people withdraw their retirement benefits when changing jobs, according to key findings of the 2015 Sanlam Benchmark Survey, a comprehensive annual review of South Africa’s retirement industry. After interviewing...

Should I pay off my bond with my pension?

If you cashed your pension in to pay off your bond make sure you replace it over time. Sego writes: I have R100 000 from my pension fund which I cashed out last year. I am 30 years old and have a retirement annuity which I took out recently...

The truth about retirement reform

Setting the record straight in terms of how the government’s proposed retirement reforms will affect you. Over the last few weeks vested interests have tried to create fear and confusion around the proposed retirement reform. Between...

The best way to preserve your pension

David Elliott of Marriott Asset Management explains how to choose between a preservation fund and a new employer’s pension fund when moving jobs When you change jobs, you receive a pension pay-out, but the best thing to do with these funds is...

Receiving a death benefit

  A reader recently wrote to City Press to question how his late wife’s pension benefit had been distributed and whether it was in accordance with the law. It raises some interesting points about the provision of the law and the role of...