Press Releases

Futuregrowth and Old Mutual invest in innovative home loan business

16 Jul 2015
With bank mortgages traditionally servicing the mid-to-upper income market, low income, first-time buyers have been largely overlooked. This is about to change with an innovative offering from Housing Investment Partners, which Futuregrowth has agreed to fund.

Sandwich Generation and its debts are growing

14 Jul 2015
During National Savings Month, Old Mutual previews some of the significant findings of the 2015 Old Mutual Savings & Investment Monitor, which will be released in full on 30 July.

Workshops on hitting all the right notes for entrants in 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival

8 Jul 2015
More than 120 choirs registered to participate in the 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival are invited to attend free countrywide workshops to prepare them for the singing battle ahead.

Integrated UAP-Old Mutual Group aims to be African financial services champion

2 Jul 2015
The newly merged UAP-Old Mutual Group business, now one of the largest financial services providers in Kenya with a growing footprint in East and Central Africa, confirmed its new executive structure and strategy at a media briefing today.

Old Mutual adds its support to National Savings Month

1 Jul 2015
The improvement of savings in South Africa is one of the major socio-economic challenges facing us as a society. A reversal of our poor saving record can only be achieved through a sustained collaborative effort, across the economy.

Fine wine shows crucial to growth of regional economy

18 Jun 2015
Fine wine shows make a crucial contribution to the regional economy by driving excellence in the industry and raising the profile of local wines locally and internationally.

Old Mutual Investment Group Chief Economist clinches Economist of the Year award

19 Jun 2015
Old Mutual Investment Group Chief Economist, Rian le Roux, has been chosen as Sake24’s Economist of the Year, it was announced at the awards ceremony last night. Chosen from a group of 36 economists, the accolade recognises participating economists who make a valuable contribution by providing economic forecasts to businesses and people who cannot afford their own economic research.

Old Mutual Emerging Markets announces new Finance Director

29 Jun 2015
Old Mutual today announced the appointment of Iain Williamson as the new Finance Director of Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM) with effect from 1 August 2015. He will also join the OMEM board as an Executive Director.

Old Mutual Investment Group clinches three Raging Bull Awards

29 Jan 2015
Old Mutual Investment Group has once again been recognised by Raging Bull Awards in last night’s ceremony, with the Old Mutual Global Equity Fund, Old Mutual International Growth Fund of Funds and the Old Mutual Community Gilt Funds all walking away with top accolades.

Youth's response to economic growth

24 Feb 2015
The question of how government plans to improve South Africa’s economic growth will be a key component of this year’s National Budget Speech. In tandem, South Africa’s brightest economic students have also contributed their thoughts as to how best this can be achieved.

Tax-free savings accounts a boon for younger savers

25 Feb 2015
The tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) that come into effect in South Africa on 1 March are an encouraging development for South Africans who want to save, says Derick Ferreira, product head of Customer and Intermediary Solutions at Old Mutual.

Taxing today keeps the budget deficit away

25 Feb 2015
More convincing fiscal consolidation, as announced in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBS) in October last year, should beyond doubt be the key focus of the Budget this week, says Old Mutual Investment Group. Government will need to ensure they adhere to the budget deficit targets as well as improve on them in order to convince markets and rating agencies of their commitment to lowering South Africa’s deficit, according Chief Economist, Rian le Roux. And with a spending ceiling already in place, that leaves tax increases as the only current answer to meeting further revenue shortfalls.