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Tarina Vlok

Women in SA dress for success, but do they insure for the worst?

These days, buying a car or getting a new laptop without getting adequate insurance is regarded to be financially irresponsible. Yet, many South African women walk around on a daily basis wearing the finest quality weaves, dressed head-to-toe in designer apparel, and carrying one of their many luxury handbags – items that are all commonly […]

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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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Close-up car accident

The basics of car insurance excesses explained

Excess payments are among the most contentious aspects of car insurance. Ernest North, co-founder at Naked, clears up common questions about insurance excesses and provides tips about checking whether you have the right policy for your risk exposure and your pocket. What is an insurance excess? The excess is an amount of money that will […]

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Digitalisation and the listed property sector

The South African property market is not immune to the worldwide structural trend of consumers increasingly choosing to shop online instead of at their local mall. What are the implications of this trend for the South African listed real estate sector and for investors who hold this sector in their investment portfolio? (more…)

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Johannes du Plessis, Legal Adviser at RBS,

Types of intent that affect your car insurance claim

When deciding on whether someone should be covered in the event of a motor vehicle accident, an insurer may decide that a seemingly negligent driver actually acted with intent and should therefore not be covered, and such insurer may apply criminal court judgments to do so. (more…)

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IMF, Treasury, economy, GDP, unemployment, International Monetary Fund

Expropriation list risks Venezuelan disaster for South Africa – IRR

Media reports of a purported list of farms that the government intends to expropriate without compensation have sharpened anxiety about the policy direction South Africa is taking, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says. “While we note the statement by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform that ‘there is no truth to this […]

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Local online investment platform scoops international tech award

Nedgroup Investments automated online investing platform has won the Banker Technology project of the year in the Banker Tech projects Awards 2018, backed by the Financial Times. (more…)

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