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What is Stash?

Stash is a tax-free investment that helps you invest in your future by saving small amounts of money every day via an app.

You can stash automatically from a connectd bank card from as little as R5 per day, or simply stash at any time with a press of a button.

You can choose to invest your money into either an SA Top 40 Shares portfolio, or a Cash+ portfolio, or into both, depending on your needs and investment goals. As these portfolios grow in value, so does your stash.

Stash gives you full control over when and how much you contribute. Use the app to pause, adjust, stop and restart how and when you invest. Need your cash? Stash offers unconditional access to your funds directly from the app.

Stash is offered and operated by Liberty Group Limited, who’ve been creating new ways for South Africans to insure, save and invest for over 60 years.

Stash helps you stash small amounts from your connected bank card every day in a tax-free investment called the Stash Tax-Free Investment. Just download the free app and tell us which bank card you want to invest from.  We set up an investment account for you.

Then start stashing automatically every day, from as little as R5, subject to a minimum threshold of R20 for us to take your money and invest it. You can even stash when its sunny in your area or stash based on your fitness data. Didn't have that cappuccino today? Invest that spare change by simply tapping a button on the App, or boost your stash by up to R1000 at the end of the month.

Your Stash is tucked away in a choice of two portfolios. Either stash in South Africa’s Top 40 Shares portfolio, which performs as they perform, or invest in a Cash+ portfolio, which gives you a guaranteed 4.5% effective annual growth. Or split your stash between the two.

Give yourself R10 in your Stash, on us, every time you refer a friend to Stash.

Currently, R36 000 from 1 March to the end of February each year. The Stash App will make sure you don't contribute more than this to Stash.

Currently, R500 000.

The Stash App makes sure you don’t contribute more than your maximum contributions limits to Stash. 

The Stash App can't monitor the contributions you make to other tax-free investments.  If you make contributions to Stash and other tax free investments you will need to monitor all your combined contributions for the year so that they don’t exceed R36 000.  You will also need to monitor your combined lifetime contributions so they don’t exceed R500,000.

If you exceed the current annual contribution limit of R36,000 or the current lifetime limit of R500,000 you will have to pay a penalty to SARS of 40% of the amount you go over by.

Yes. Stash is backed and operated by Liberty who’ve been creating new ways for South Africans to insure, save and invest for over 60 years. The App uses best industry practice for data encryption and security. Your personal information is anonymised, encrypted and securely stored.

Any debit, credit or cheque card from FNB, Standard Bank, Absa, Nedbank, Investec, RMB, Capitec and Discovery (only VISA and MasterCard). Your card must also be able to do online transactions to work in Stash.

Stash is absolutely FREE! You will see ‘Hello Stash’ transactions on your bank statement, but these are just contributions to and withdrawals from your Stash.

Starting your Stash?

After you install the free Stash app, all you’ll need to start stashing is:

  1. Your first name and surname
  2. Your cell phone number
  3. A photo of your bank card (taken using the App) – which we don’t store.

No. Stash has no minimum initial contribution amount.

Your Stash investment account is not deleted or cancelled if you delete the App or get a new phone.

To access your Stash investment account again, download the App to your new phone using your original phone number.

If you change your phone number you will need to contact help@stash.co.za to link your new phone number to your existing Stash investment account. You will need to verify who you are. Certain documentation will be required.

When you refer a friend, from your App, and they start their own Stash, we’ll give them R10 in their Stash. You’ll get R10 added to your Stash too. The maximum referral amount that can be added to your Stash from referrals is R100 (10 friends).

Yes. To do this, you need to send us an email to help@stash.co.za. We will guide you from there.

Uninstalling Stash does not close your investment account.

Yes. To do this, you need to send us an email to help@stash.co.za. We will guide you from there.

Uninstalling Stash does not close your investment account.

My Stash

Choose to stash your money into SA Top 40 Shares or into the Cash+ portfolio, or both.

  • The SA Top 40 Shares portfolio tracks the FTSE/JSE ALSI 40 index (with dividends). This portfolio is a high risk portfolio and is suited to long term investment needs.
  • The Cash+ portfolio gives you a guaranteed growth rate of 4.5% per annum, is low risk and is suited to short term investment needs.

The SA Top 40 Shares Portfolio includes dividends in its growth value.

Stashing and cashing out

Yes. Simply tap the "CHANGE" button next to your current bank card and connect your new bank card.

For security reasons, Stash only allows you to change your bank card 5 times in a 30-day rolling period.

Daily Stashing

It's a feature that allows you to set an amount (from as little as R5) to Stash every day, automatically from your connected bank card. As simple as that.

You can increase, decrease or even stop the amount you want to stash daily in Settings. No forms, no telephone calls, no fuss.

We check your settings at 2:00pm to decided how much you want to stash for the day.

Sunny Money

It’s a feature that stashes money from your connected bank card every day that it’s sunny in your area.

Every morning, Stash checks the weather in your area. If it’s sunny, you stash money. You can choose to stash R5, R10 or maximum temperature of that day (in Rands).

Before 2:00pm each day, you can stop Sunny Money from getting stashed on a sunny day.

It requires access to your device’s location to work. When you activate the feature, Stash asks for your permission.

We get our weather data from Open Weather Map. When they describe that day’s weather as either ‘Clear Sky’ or ‘Few Clouds’, then you’ll stash.

Sweat to Stash

It’s a feature that stashes money from your connected bank card based on your fitness data. Daily, for each of 100 steps, 100 meters, 20 calories and 20 seconds of activity, you’ll collect one drop. One drop stashes 5c.

By 2:00pm each day, Sweat will be stashed.

Stash uses data from Google Fit (Android) or Apple Health (iOS) to work out how much to stash based on your fitness data. Download Google Fit in the Play Store or Apple Health in the App Store.

Fitness devices and apps from, amongst others, Strava, Withings, Runtastic, Runkeeper, Noom Coach, Android Wear, Nike+, MyFitnessPal, Lifesum, Basis, Sleep as Android and Xiaomi Mi bands can connect with Google Fit and Apple Health to show all of your data in one place.

Remember, the fitness data in Google Fit and Apple Health belongs to you. You can grant apps access to use the data and add to it, and at any time revoke that access from your phone's Settings.

Boost Your Stash

Boost is a setting that boosts your stash from your connected bank card by a set amount on the last day of each month. It's like a debit order, but much easier to set up, and much, much easier to stop. You can boost up to a maximum of R1,000 per month.

You can increase your Boost amount at any time. Or if you don't want to boost in any month, simply set your Boost to zero (R0). It's that simple.

Stash will ensure that the amount you Boost by does not go over your overall monthly Stash limit (which can be set in Settings).

Yes. You can also set a monthly limit to the amount that gets stashed.

At any time, you can Stash up to R500 from your connected bank card by tapping the button on your home screen. When you tap, the amount is Stashed immediately and you have to wait for 24 hours to tap again.

Before we collect money from your connected bank card, your additional investment instructions must be at least R20 ("minimum threshold") in aggregate over one or more days. We will inform you of how much you need to reach the minimum. Once collected, your contributions are invested according to your portfolio(s) selection at the time of collection.

We may change the minimum threshold amount from time to time. If we do, we will notify you.

Don't worry if your spare change does not add up to R20 for the day. It will just be added to the next day's spare change until the threshold of R20 is met. So even if your spare change is only R0.01, it’ll still get stashed at some stage. Every cent counts.

None. Your investment returns, transfers and cash outs are free from local income tax, capital gains tax and dividends tax.

Every year, we’ll send you a tax certificate (it’s nothing special really), so that you can tell SARS about your Stash.

If you take a withdrawal and re-invest it in your Stash Tax-Free Investment or any other tax-free investment, that re-investment will be a contribution and will still count towards your Annual or Lifetime contribution limits.

Yes. These words have the same meaning.

When you cash out all or part of your Stash, the transaction is sent to your bank immediately. However, the money may take up 7 working days (usually a lot quicker than that) to reflect in your bank account. This is something that we do not have control over as the different banks have their own processing rules.

Yes, you can cash out of Stash at any time. There are no fees, charges or penalties when you cash out.

No. You can cash out your entire Stash if you wish. Just because you cash out doesn't mean that your Stash Tax-Free Investment is closed. You can carry on investing and build up your balance for your next savings goal.

When you Cash Out, that money is paid back into your connected bank card, for you to spend as you wish. If you take a withdrawal and re-invest it in your Stash Tax-Free Investment or any other tax-free investment, that re-investment will be a contribution and will still count towards your Annual or Lifetime contribution limits.

A Transfer is either the direct payment of your Stash to another tax-free investment with a different product provider or a transfer from a different product provider into Stash. This does not affect your Annual and lifetime tax-free limits as it is still invested in a tax-free investment.

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What our lawyers want us to say: Information presented is for educational purposes only and does not intend to make an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any specific product. Investments involve risk are not guaranteed - their value will rise and fall at times and you could get back less than you invested. Your personal information collected on this website is strictly confidential.

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