Cash-strapped homeowners turn to loans to pay bonds

2017-04-26 07:46

Hard-pressed South Africans are so fearful of losing their homes that they are turning to unsecured debt at increasing costs to service home loan repayments.

The catch when buying a rented property

2017-04-25 16:04

Be aware that there is a catch when you buy a property which already has a tenant in occupation.

Beware of taxing remittances

2017-04-24 18:24

According to a recent report by the World Bank, taxing remittances would be a bad idea and Ahmed Cassim, managing director at Hello Paisa, agrees.

Good landlord, tenant relationship important

2017-04-24 15:02

It is of paramount importance that a healthy relationship between a landlord and tenant be nurtured in order to encourage easy communication between them.

Living annuity not growing much

2017-04-21 16:38

A Fin24 user has a living annuity which is not really growing much, she says.

Stay invested despite downgrades, say analysts

2017-04-21 14:17

South African investors should not make emotional investment choices and sell off assets in the wake of the recent downgrade to junk status, say analysts.

What gap cover will and won’t pay for

2017-04-20 14:19

Many people who have a basic hospital plan and gap cover on top of that think they are completely covered. Not so fast, says Susan Erasmus

You have options - banks 'don't really want to repossess your home'

2017-04-19 21:00

Home loans, usually one of the biggest monthly expenses, are also becoming a big financial headache for consumers battling to keep up with bond repayments.

Long-term perspectives key to wealth management

2017-04-19 06:01

In turbulent times, cool heads, in-depth knowledge and understanding of global markets are key to helping pinpoint opportunities for investors.

The role of a conveyancing attorney

2017-04-11 13:54

For ownership of a property to change hands it must be transferred into the new owner’s name and requires the services of conveyancing attorneys.


SA's downgrades and your car payments

2017-04-25 17:04

Following the downgrades by international credit ratings agencies, SA’s ailing economy is set to take its toll on motorists and new car buyers, warns WesBank.

PICS: What you get for R185m Cape Town home

2017-04-25 06:00

A property in Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard suburb of Fresnaye is on the market for a record price of R185m.

Leaving job due to illness

2017-04-24 17:50

A Fin24 user wants to know what he might get paid out when leaving his job due to illness.

Five common life insurance myths

2017-04-24 13:07

Despite increasing awareness about the importance of having life insurance, some consumers remain confused due to myths that uninformed people spread.

Greater supply of housing for older generation crucial

2017-04-21 16:07

There has been a focus on the lack of student accommodation, but many other groups are similarly affected, says the CEO of Evergreen Lifestyle.

South Africans 2nd wealthiest people in Africa - report

2017-04-21 06:00

South Africans are the second wealthiest people in Africa, according to a new report which reviews the wealthiest and poorest countries in Africa.

How revenue will double in Africa by 2020, driven by mobile payments

2017-04-20 07:44

Revenue from transactions involving Africans will double by 2020 as more people on the continent access mobile-payment platforms and expatriates send cash home, says WorldRemit.

Egypt investor conference hosted in Cape Town

2017-04-19 15:19

Renaissance Capital, an emerging and frontier markets investment bank, is holding its second annual Egypt Investor Conference in Cape Town.

SA property investment sector delivers 11.1% total return - index

2017-04-18 18:01

The SA property investment sector has delivered an ungeared total return of 11.1% in 2016, according to the IPD SA Annual Property Index released by MSCI.

Here are the R5 coins causing a stir

2017-04-10 12:12

The South African Reserve Bank has had to step in and calm the fears of concerned South Africans after R5 commemorative circulation coins caused a stir.

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