Merchant West awarded AAA rating, lists bonds on JSE

Merchant West, an authorised financial services provider specialising in business finance and advisory services, has been awarded a AAA rating by the leading international rating agency, Standard & Poors. This is the highest credit rating that can be afforded to a company, country or structured finance transaction. In light of this, Merchant West can now officially list its bonds on the JSE.

Pictured: Braam Viljoen (Group CEO), Mike Murray (Sales Director), and Keith Watson (Managing Director, Asset Finance)

This is not the company's only exciting news of late, as it recently launched something called Price Tag, a tool able to verify whether you are getting a fair deal on your office automation agreements. Price Tag allows users to calculate the actual costs associated with the leasing of multi-functional printers and copiers, allowing for greater flexibility and profitability in a historically uncertain market.

Sabine Stevens, a director of Merchant West, says:

"Access to this information puts the power back into the hands of the business consumer. It allows companies to calculate the fair cost of office automation, giving them the tools necessary to negotiate and secure the most cost effective arrangement."