Jamaica Gleaner Business
Published: Monday Sunday | June 28, 2009
Online banking grows - More customers choosing 'free' over 'fees'
Jamaica's largest commercial banks are reporting a significant growth in the number of customers resorting to online banking, a free service. Read More...New income tax threshold and exemptions July 1
Effective July 1, the income tax threshold will be increased to $320,736, up from the current tax-free amount of $220,272."This means that for the remainder of the year, individuals will benefit from a tax-free income of $26,728 monthly, $12,336... Read More...Waiting in vain for claim settlement
Question: My car was in an accident on October 1, 2008. It was being driven by my significant other. A report was made to the Half-Way Tree police. Read More...Scotia enters 'living benefit' market
Scotia Jamaica Life Insurance Company (SJLIC) on Thursday launched a critical illness plan that provides financial support for policyholders diagnosed with nine medical conditions. Read More...Estate planning tools
QUESTION: I am a 38-year-old male, married, and the father of two. I am the sole owner of my house. I have written down how I want my assets to be distributed after I die and my wife is fully aware of my wishes. Read More...Get to work on increasing your net worth
Let's say, having worked for many years, that your salary is now $2 million. You might be tempted to call yourself a millionaire... Read More...Finding backers for a party business
QUESTION: I am a part owner of a business that deals with party promotions. My business name is registered with the Companies Office of Jamaica. Our problem is that we currently don't have the capital needed to host the type of parties we want, and we cannot attract a sponsor because this is our first major project. Read More...Buy Vista, get Windows 7 free
Microsoft Corp said Thursday that prices for the Windows 7 computer operating system are largely in line with those for Vista, and that people who buy PCs before the new system goes on sale in October will get free upgrades.To drum up demand among... Read More...Outmoded and slow ... Caricom due for a makeover
In a few days time, Caribbean heads of government will meet in Georgetown, Guyana. There they will try to address an ever-increasing list of unresolved issues. Read More...