INSIGHT: Statistics show more women have access to credit


There are over 9m credit-active women in South Africa, presenting opportunities for them to embark on entrepreneurial ventures, invest in property and finance their vehicles.

PROPERTY: Valuations must be accurate for a fair deal

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Accurate valuations of residential property is important. Valuations by sellers should have adequate back up data to ensure its credibility.

NEWS: Greek crisis could result in higher oil price

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The crisis in Greece will impact the oil price impact as capital outflows will push the US Dollar to higher rates against the Rand, according to economist Dawie Roodt. The latest fuel price increase impacts cash-strapped consumers.

OPINION: Why you need an independent financial advisor

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Many South Africans make poor investment decisions that affect their retirement. Alex Cook of CGI Wealth advises why having an independent financial advisor is important.

PROPERTY: Upgrading of coastal suburbs planned

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Upgrades by local municipalities of coastal suburbs, Strand and Gordon’s Bay will boost the value of residential properties. The upgrades will be implemented over 12 years.

MONEY: Consumers delay taking debt relief options


There has been a 9.5% increase in civil summonses for debt. But over-indebted consumers are delaying to take advantage of debt relief options.

PROPERTY: Stable interest rate for housing market

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South Africa’s housing market, continues to demonstrate noteworthy stamina and resilience in the face of economic challenges.

NEWS: E-toll reduction brings relief to consumers

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The new e-toll reductions will bring some relief to the debt-load of South Africans. Consumers have had a hard time with debt at R1.427tr.

NEWS: Banking sector offers women’s health benefits


The banking sector partners with Department of Health and Metropolitan Health to offer women’s health benefits to address their specific health risks.

PROPERTY: Be optimistic about residential property


Interest by investors buying expensive residential property has risen and the average value of individual bonds have also increased significantly. If trends continue, property will continue to attract investors.