Hilton Tarrant works at YFM. Prior to that, he worked at a specialist software development agency after leaving a full-time, award-winning career as a financial journalist. He has been a financial journalist since 2005.

Barclays tiptoes onto Absa’s turf

2 Jul 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   9
Targets the ultra-rich, family offices, and corporate clients.

Where are the risks lurking on the JSE?

29 Jun 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant    3
The most financially stressed small and mid-cap companies …

How much SAA owes the banks and other creditors

18 Jun 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   31
And which banks? Two in SA have exposure totalling R5.2bn …

Discovery’s R3.3bn Covid-19 knock isn’t all bad news

17 Jun 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant    8
But despite three bright spots, there could be bigger problems looming …

Aside from Capitec unbundling, what is PSG scheming?

15 Jun 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   8
It has already quietly offloaded R1 billion in Capitec shares … why?

How much Edcon owes, and to whom

11 Jun 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   18
Banks, landlords, insurers (who are landlords) in the queue.

eBucks changes explained

4 Jun 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   8
Instant Smart Spend rewards, fewer Slow Lounge visits and other tweaks.

At last, sanity in state’s lockdown plan

25 May 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   50
Was Patel’s laughing stock of a clothing list the proverbial last straw?

Covid-19 hospital admissions cost Discovery R85 000 on average

21 May 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   19
And why it couldn’t offer a blanket premium holiday …

The increasing absurdity of Patel’s red pen

14 May 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   78
Latest clothing and motor dealer regulations are so illogical they’re laughable …

A third of residential tenants won’t pay full rent this year

11 May 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   18
Using 2009 as a guide, how bad can it get for landlords?

Magazines, airlines and retailers aren’t ‘failing’ just because of Covid-19

7 May 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   9
Exogenous factors are an easy out. The truth is a lot more nuanced.

How big might bank losses be?

4 May 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   8
Meaningful forecasts are difficult, but perhaps R35bn collectively.

Capitec unbundling: Why now?

29 Apr 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant   19
PSG confirms a move is being considered for two reasons…

How will PSG fix its ‘Capitec problem’?

24 Apr 2020 /  Hilton Tarrant    10
More than one of its investee companies is ripe for a delisting.

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