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It’s a buyers’ market for house sales

What banks consider when assessing a home loan application

Most often, consumers rely on real estate agents or third parties to assist them with home loan applications. This results in them not fully understanding what banks consider when approving or declining an application. (more…)

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Elize Giese

Unlock assets to grow your wealth

Individuals and families who are in the wealth creation phase of their financial lifecycle may be missing out on opportunities to increase their net worth by failing to unlock the full potential of their assets. (more…)

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Financial planning for your pregnancy

Money might be the last thing on your mind when you’re expecting a baby but it’s a critical component to successful pregnancy planning, says Errol Meyer, Legal Specialist, Advisory Services at Standard Bank Financial Consultancy. (more…)

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Seven financial must-haves for women in retirement

Recent Statistics South Africa figures reveal that, on average, women outlive men by nearly a decade or 9.3 years. And this means that it is absolutely vital for women, if they haven’t already, to take an active role in managing their finances rather than relying on a spouse or partner, because they will need the […]

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It’s a buyers’ market for house sales

How to get a good home loan interest rate

First-time home buyers often get consumed by positive emotions after qualifying for a home loan, while overlooking how interest rates may impact their monthly home loan repayments. (more…)

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What SA can learn from the Chinese savings culture

By Shaun Ruiters, Executive of Business Development at PPS Investments. (more…)

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Giving your child a quality education requires dedicated saving

Given the ever-soaring costs of tertiary education that have recently been widely publicised, parents need to consider this inevitability and should be prepared to budget for the pre-funding of future school education, as this expenditure continues to meaningfully erode the monthly income of an increasing number of South African households. (more…)

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It’s a buyers’ market for house sales

How long does a home loan approval process take?

First time home buyers and owners who are eager to sell often wait in anticipation to get feedback from the bank on the status of a home loan application. Stanley Mabulu, Channel Management Head at FNB Home Loans says the amount of time it takes for a home loan application to be approved often depends […]

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