Uptick in used car sales

2014-12-02 19:55

South Africa's major banks are reporting a rise in used car sales, but new car sales have dropped as rand weakness lifts prices.

R699 scheme: Venter sues WesBank for R20bn

2014-08-24 11:48

The owner of Satinsky 128, the company taken to court over the R699 car sales scheme, wants to sue WesBank for R20bn.

Fuel price to impact consumers' vehicle choices

2014-08-01 22:00

The current high fuel prices will keep consumers focused on buying more fuel efficient vehicles, say experts in their outlook for the auto industry.

Your car-buying budget explained

2014-07-29 08:32

Buying your first car can be rather stressful, here's what you need to know to get started...

Vehicle sales continue to decline - bank

2014-07-09 05:00

WesBank says consumers are looking at used cars for better value as the country's new vehicle market continues to decline.

Banks react to interest rate decision

2014-05-22 18:50

Some SA banks have already responded to the SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep the interest rate unchanged.

Vehicle finance despite bad credit record

2014-04-29 13:46

A Fin24 user is worried about whether he will be able to obtain vehicle finance despite his bad credit history.

Shift from new to used cars

2014-03-03 15:02

The value of the rand is likely to have a greater impact on the new vehicle market in 2014 than the current interest rate cycle, says an expert.

WesBank appoints new CEO

2013-09-30 17:17

WesBank has appointed a new CEO with effect from January 1 2014.

Friends and balloon payments

2013-01-16 11:33

A Fin24 user wants to know if it is legal for a friend to take out vehicle finance on his behalf.

2013 SA Super Series calendar

2012-11-16 08:23

Motorsport South Africa has announced the 2013 Super Series circuit racing calendar, which is without a partner following the exit of sponsor Wesbank.

Credit Act cracks down on reckless buying

2012-08-12 17:51

Legislation has ensured that consumers do not take out unsecured loans to buy luxury items like cars, says a bank director, warning against balloon payments.

Vehicle finance balloon payments in decline

2011-07-10 09:49

The percentage of South Africans using balloon payments to finance vehicles has declined dramatically over the past four years.


Surprised by car finance terms

2014-10-20 15:39

A Fin24 user did not realise that the interest rate on her car finance would change.

Various activities planned for Portside building

2014-08-14 17:00

Various activities are planned at the new Portside building, the highest building in Cape Town, to benefit the community of Cape Town.

Unable to continue car payments

2014-07-29 11:57

A Fin24 user is unable to afford his monthly car payments any more and wants to know what to do about it.

Impact of credit report on vehicle finance

2014-07-23 13:35

A Fin24 user wants to know what the impact of her credit report will be on her chances to obtain vehicle finance.

Drive a R699 car typical Ponzi scheme - WesBank

2014-07-05 15:01

WesBank says it has doubted the authenticity of the Satinsky Group scheme as far back as 2011 and declined to get involved with the "Drive a new car for R699" scheme.

Car finance and your credit rating

2014-05-02 12:32

A Fin24 user has a query about interest rates on vehicle finance, and whether it is possible to switch financing from one bank to another.

Interest rates: To fix or not to fix

2014-03-25 16:58

Low interest rates provide a golden opportunity for car buyers to fix the rate on a new finance contract and guard against future increases, says an expert.

New holiday car? Here's 7 buying tips

2013-11-26 10:34

Need a new ride for the holiday season? Should you buy new or used? Is a deposit necessary? We answer these questions and more in our holiday car-buying guide!

Balloon payments over-blown?

2013-09-27 11:01

Auto shows are a lot like sweet shops - you want everything you see. Just like the 2013 Johannesburg auto show, says WesBank's Chris de Kock with a serious warning on credit buying.

Why can't we get car loans?

2013-01-16 07:32

A Fin24 user wants to know why it is so difficult for call centre staff agents to qualify for car finance.

Buyer's remorse over balloon payment

2012-10-26 09:27

What exactly is a balloon payment, and how can you deal with it? A Fin24 user gets some expert advice.

WesBank: Fewer owners in debt review

2011-08-30 11:25

Vehicle financer WesBank says it has seen a sharp drop in the number of vehicle finance customers going into debt review.

Fuel price spike concerns Wesbank

2011-05-11 14:59

Surging fuel prices are likely to make consumers downgrade, affecting demand for new vehicles, says financier Wesbank.

Wesbank bullish on 2011 vehicle sales

2011-03-28 12:23

Vehicle financier Wesbank says it expects double-digit growth in sales this year, driven largely by lower interest rates.

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