Issuance of zar 500 million note by merchant west asset finance

Merchant West Asset Finance (“MWAF”) a division of Merchant West Holdings are pleased to announce the issuance of a ZAR 500 million Note under its JSE listed lease backed receivables securitisation programme – MW Asset Rentals (RF) Limited (“MWAR”). The Note was issued on 22 February 2021 and is rated AAA(za) by GCR Ratings. The issuance was […]

Specialised Global property stocks- piggybacking on the growth of the FAANGs

Much has been written about global property in the last few months, most of it negative, but as I will argue in this article, not all property stocks are created equal. I am of the view that there  are still lots of opportunities within the global property universe , however one needs to take active […]

Banks got you down on your crypto arbitrage? Here’s how Merchant West has you covered

The South African Reserve Bank has finally provided further clarity on Bitcoin arbitrage trades, which has been long overdue. However, with clarity comes strong regulations brought to the banks in South Africa further slowing down your turn around time for payments. What is arbitrage? Arbitrage is purchasing an asset in one market and selling it […]

To own or not to own

You need a vehicle to generate income for your business, but want the option of ownership at the end of the lease without taking any maintenance risk or worrying about the hassle of annual licensing. At Merchant West Fleet, we understand the need for this flexibility and make it easy for you to enter into a vehicle lease arrangement […]

Volatility in the currency market presents opportunity to those willing to embrace it

Many companies in South Africa have foreign exchange exposure. Making or receiving payments in foreign currencies inevitably results in foreign exchange risk. These risks are generally well understood but the opportunities and methods to realise these opportunities are not. There are many different approaches and methods used to with foreign exchange risks. Many companies, particularly […]

Issuance of ZAR 300 Million note by Merchant West Asset Finance

Merchant West Asset Finance (“MWAF”) a division of Merchant West Holdings are pleased to announce the issuance of a ZAR 300 million Note under its JSE listed lease backed receivables securitisation programme – MW Asset Rentals (RF) Limited. The Note was issued on 4 September 2020 and is rated AAA(za) by GCR Ratings. The Note and […]

Estate Liquidity

Life is expensive. Income tax, capital gains tax, property transfer costs, settling of liabilities, administration fees, legal fees, and so on. Unfortunately, dying is no different. Death is an event which triggers multiple taxes and expenses and they need to be settled before your estate is wound up. Any delays also have an impact on […]

Bridge fund managers acquired by Counterpoint Asset Management

Bridge Fund Managers (Bridge), a well-established player in the financial services sector has combined its business with specialist investment manager Counterpoint Asset Management (Counterpoint), to form a multi-strategy investment management company with both the retail and institutional offerings. The transaction sees Counterpoint acquiring Bridge from Infinitus Holdings (Pty) Limited.  This is Counterpoint’s second acquisition in […]

Don’t be left in the dark when financing your generator

With load-shedding rearing its ugly head once again and the chronic unreliability of South Africa’s power supply, buying a generator is a serious consideration for many South African businesses. Many will, without question, opt for the lowest discount rate option usually offered on an Instalment Sale through commercial banks. However, the advantage of an asset […]

Celebrating our employees

As a 22 year old independent financial services company, adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge.  We would typically rely on historical events to inform a response to major economic changes as it is inevitable that at some stage in history, businesses and people have gone through some extreme economic circumstances. There are generally […]