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Core Investment Account  

Why not invest in our distinctively designed low-cost Investment Account

Absa CIB has brought to the market a distinctively designed investment account: Core Investment Account. Core Investment Account is a low-cost and easily accessible investment account which utilises ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) as the building blocks. Core Investment Account provides you a unique opportunity to invest into Absa’s exchange traded funds (ETFs) via Absa Online in a simple, convenient and cost effective way.

Apply by logging on to or click on the Apply online button on the left.

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  • Benefits
      • Low investment costs: Low fee structure as Core Investment Account investments are based on ETFs. ETFs are passive investments and their costs are significantly lower than those of actively managed funds.
      • Full transparency: As you know where your money is invested and you are able to view your investment performance anytime by logging on to Absa internet banking.
      • Simplicity, transparency and accessibility: apply online anytime and monitor the performance of your investment online.
  • Fees
    • 1. Fund management (TER): 0.10% - 0.61%

      TER(Total Expense Ratio) is a measure of the fund's assets that have been sacrificed as a payment for services rendered in the management of the fund, expressed as a percentage of the daily average value of the portfolio and calculated over a 12 month rolling.

      Latest TER

      2. Platform: 0.228% (Incl. VAT)

      This is the annual administration fee charged by Absa Investment Management Services (AIMS).

      3. Annual Processing fee:

      R 228 (Incl. VAT) deducted pro rata from the investment on a quarterly basis.

      Please note that the fees exclude stockbrokerage or any other JSE transactional costs.

  • Minimum investment
    • Recurring investment (debit order) : R 500

      Lump sum investment : R 10 000

      Additional lump sum investment : R 5 000

  • Core investment calculator

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*The calculator does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to invest in the Core Portfolio and is used simply for illustration. Please refer to the assumptions document.
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