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Is there sense in looking back?

South Africans are lekker people and they live and work in really lekker places – London, New York, Perth, Ontario ...

The South African expat hassle…

When living abroad there are thousands of kilometers between you and your South African money.  Because international money transfer from ...

4 Tips when emigrating from South Africa

It makes little sense to leave your retirement annuities in South Africa when considering emigration. 1. Move your South African ...

Emigration – explained in simple English

There are tens of thousands of South Africans living abroad, gainfully employed, paying taxes, with social security numbers and other ...

Exercise your retirement annuity investment options

A fin24 report of 24 September 2006 quoted one million South Africans left the country “in the past ten years” ...

Retirement annuity transfer and Freedom of the City

Freedom of the City of London was first recorded in the year 1237 as the highest honour the City can ...

Expats and South African retirement annuities – 5 options at retirement/maturity

By Mariette Janse van Rensburg A fin24 report of 24 September 2006 quoted one million South Africans left the country “in the past ...

South Africa’s PPS members share in R4 billion profit

PPS Group – the largest South African company operating under the mutual model – a business owned by its members ...

South African pension transfers demystified

The word pension was first recorded in the 1520’s, meaning: a "regular payment in consideration of past service.” As a youngster I recall it ...

Do you know your South African tax status?

As an expat, still holding assets and other interests in South Africa, it’s in your interest to know your SARS ...

What is financial emigration (formal emigration)?

By Mariette Janse van Rensburg Hundreds, if not thousands, of South Africans living abroad who are gainfully employed, paying their ...

Financial emigration: will I lose my citizenship?

Is the fair, and generally first, question people want an answer to when financial emigration comes up for discussion… The answer is no - short ...

Budget Speech 2014: good news

South Africans living overseas pay less tax Finance Minister Pravin Gordon’s tax announcement gave back more than South African taxpayers ...

7 Reasons why you need to keep your PPS membership alive

Free Risk Cover – Over time your annual profit share allocation may well exceed your annual premiums Profit Share Allocation – PPS ...

Who do you miss most – Mrs. Balls or Mr. Broker?

Probably the most famous lady in the world, the omnipresent Mrs. Balls can be found in a South African shop near you, but ...

10 important financial questions to consider when you emigrate

By Mariette Janse van Rensburg 01. How to exchange your Rand to your new home currency It is bad enough to ...

What to do with my retirement monies left in South Africa?

Do I leave my investments in South Africa, or transfer them to the UK … this depends on where where am I ...

As good as it gets? Better!

finglobal.com is an international PPS advisor specialising in providing solutions for South Africans’ financial emigration and financial planning needs. At ...

No better time to think about retirement than now…

We’re not suggesting for you to down tools and put up your feet just yet, but rather to think about ...

Taking stock of ‘left behind’ South African retirement investments

If there’s one graph all South Africans and expats understand, it’s the one showing the decline of the value of ...

How to move your South African money

It takes some doing, but that’s what we do. We provide simple solutions to a complex process: moving your money ...