The cost of lending for the State as well as many corporations based in the country has now increased significantly. These increased costs will result in price increases for goods and services. This includes bank fees and the increase to interest rates we are already seeing.
We look ahead at what the year might have in store…
Contract law, financial planning and talks about money: where romance goes to die. Still, it is wise to discuss these things before tying the knot!
You might never have to pay Capital Gains Tax but if you ever do it sucks!
Late and failed payments might cost you BIG in the future.
While owing money is never great not all debts are created equal.
Freelancers have to jump through a number of hoops when applying for a home loan. We can help make the process as quick and painless as possible!
A home loan, when used wisely and when well-managed, can be considered a ‘good debt’ that can not only save you money but grow your wealth too…
Insurance is an important investment and can keep your investment safe and debt at bay!
Thinking about buying a property in Cape Town? Well, it’s getting pretty crazy out there…read this article and save yourself some heartache in the future!
Clients are often perplexed by the access facility. Hopefully this post will clear a few things up…
Many people get nervous when they see rate increases. They look for security and constancy in fixed rates. But they do so at a cost!
Beyond the money you need for the purchase and home loan repayment there are significant costs when buying a home.
Interest Rate increase in May? Find out what we think!
Members of our team attended Standard Bank’s Property Breakfast and took a look behind the curtain to see what Standard Bank’s policies are based on
We explain why a 30 year term is not something to be worried about!
Our look at the property market and mortgages in 2014
Self-employed clients must now deal directly with FNB when applying for a home loan. Find out why this is a very bad idea…
Liz answers a reader’s question about the best loan repayment strategies
Your Credit History is fundamental to your future financial success and should be well maintained.
Slash your home loan term and the total you repay with these simple tips
To avoid complications and delays in the sale and transfer of a property we advise sellers, purchasers and agents to double check the information they provide on the Offer to Purchase.
Thinking about dying and death puts many people off drawing up a will. This is unwise as a will is incredibly important. Jason de Mink explains why.
Government hopes the new Credit Amnesty will be a boon but the banks say it will be lead to a credit crisis. Find out why.
While Zuma’s relatively painless (as yet) fall from power is undoubtedly a great positive for the country it is not and could never be a panacea for all that ails […]
Is four weeks of Ramaphosa enough to improve the economy?
What follows is an extract of an email sent out by STANLIB (South Africa’s largest unit trust manager by market share) to its clients after the downgrade late Friday afternoon. […]
A surprise cut in July to an almost certain cut in September…
Can two people buy a property but only one applies for a home loan?
In a few hours, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will announce the Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) decision on the Repo Rate. What will it be? Here’s what we think:
If you’ve researched home loans, or applied for a home loan, you may have heard of an “Accessbond” or an “access facility” but may not be clear on exactly what […]
The SARB has room to maneuver in spite of Junk Status and other economic woes, right?
Save 50% on bond fees and stand a chance to win R100 000 with Standard Bank Home Loans until 31 May 2017
ABSA offer discounts to clients keeping their home loan business at the bank. Do you qualify?
We take a close look at our figures in 2016 and the lessons clients can learn from them…
We nudged our corporate partner to adopt a plan to give back to the most vulnerable in society.
Drought continues to impact prices. Will the SARB choose to attempt to shield the poor or help consumers and business?