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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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Nico van Staden

How to improve your credit score

Access to credit can be a cornerstone to personal growth and many consumers can relate to the excitement and relief of qualifying for credit to buy a house, a car or to cover education costs and medical emergencies. (more…)

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June manufacturing production: Down, but not out

By Jason Muscat, Senior Economic Analyst, FNB. June was another grim month for the manufacturing sector, which expanded by just 0.7% y/y and 0.3% m/m. (more…)

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Construction starts on Abuja’s Novare Gateway Mall

‘2Q18 Unemployment worse than we had feared’

  By  Jason Muscat, Senior Economic Analyst at FNB. (more…)

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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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SARB vigilance supports consumers, says FNB

Following the South African Reserve Bank’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged, FNB confirms that it will maintain its prime lending rate at 10% and will review its position following the next SARB MPC meeting in September. Says FNB CEO Jacques Celliers: “The present stance of rate stability and wariness towards global risks is a […]

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Ester Ochse

Save for your child’s education

Education is costly and requires much thought and consideration. Without a proper savings strategy; you could find yourself running around for that extra cash to pay for your child’s education. (more…)

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Lee Bromfield

Common myths about hospital cash plans

Despite the increasing popularity of hospital cash plans (also known as health cash plans) as supplementary cover for non-medical expenses, some consumers are still not maximising this benefit due to a few misconceptions. Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life, says when used appropriately, a health cash plan can go a long way to help consumers […]

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