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African Bank and credit cards

2014-09-29 14:33

A few Fin24 users wrote with queries about how the African Bank curatorship is impacting the credit cards they have with the bank.

Hospitals 'don't care much about patients'

2014-09-17 18:00

A medical doctor continues the debate about problems in the private hospital care industry by sharing his own behind-the-scenes experience.

JSE says issues resolved

2014-09-15 11:10

The JSE has apologised for the delay of the opening of its equity market due to a network issue, but says it has solved the problem.

iPhone 6: To upgrade or not

2014-09-11 16:01

Are cellphone contracts a good thing? Fin24 users discuss this vexing question in the wake of Apple’s launch of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Watch.

African Bank impact on pension funds

2014-09-10 19:10

Fin24 users are raising their concerns about the impact African Bank's curatorship could have on their pension or provident funds.

Payment of private hospital staff questioned

2014-09-09 17:44

The debate regarding high private hospital costs continues with a Fin24 user claiming staff is not well paid at one of these big private hospital groups.

African Bank curatorship and garnishee orders

2014-09-02 18:01

A Fin24 user wants to know what the impact of the African Bank curatorship is on garnishee orders in favour of the bank.

Are you financially fit?

2014-08-29 11:38

Stop living a fake life, get real about your finances and put yourself out of the debt monster's reach, says a Fin24 user.

You'll pay African Bank until you die - clients

2014-08-25 17:27

African Bank's curator responds to the many Fin24 users who are burdened by the high interest rates on loans.

Fur flies in animal rights debate

2014-08-24 10:00

Do we have the right to kill animals for their fur? Fin24 users have some punchy opinions on this thorny issue.

Credit temptation

2014-08-20 13:53

A Fin24 user cut up her credit & bank cards because she could not trust herself around them.

Fear of job losses among Ellerine suppliers

2014-08-15 10:29

African Bank's placement under curatorship has caused concern of job losses and gains to China among suppliers of its loss-making furniture unit, Ellerine.

Retirement = freedom

2014-08-11 01:09

The moment you retire, you are free, responds a user to comments on pensioner status.

Abil: helping hand or reckless lender?

2014-08-08 14:10

While the JSE is still reeling from the shock of African Bank Investments' implosion, Fin24 readers are divided on the merits of its business model.

Bad BlackBerry leaves man bamboozled

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphone problems are not only limited to Android devices, as Jamie Wood discovered with his BlackBerry.

Sony budget smartphone somehow less smart

2014-08-08 13:03

Sony makes a range of smartphones for multiple markets, and Louis Ash had an issue with the Xperia V.

Challenges faced by small businesses

2014-08-07 17:03

A Fin24 user explains what he regards as the biggest challenges for small businesses in the country.

Durban's Sand Gang captures MH disasters

2014-08-03 18:28

A Fin24 user captured Durban's Sand Gang's latest creation, a poke at Malaysian Airlines, which has had two major disasters this year.

No need to keep up with the Joneses

2014-07-31 17:27

Fin24 users provide their own personal tips on how to save money instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses.

Russel Botman inspires education project

2014-07-29 17:45

Fin24 user Wesley Diphoko of Kaya Labs in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch, shares his experience of trying to make education accessible to more young people.

Sanral accused of number plate guessing

2014-07-11 14:25

Sanral has been accused of guessing motorists' number plates after a Gauteng owner of a motorcycle received an invoice for a bakkie.

Wheels come off on 'Drive a new car for R699'

2014-07-03 16:04
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Clients of the Satinsky Group claim that they have been cheated out of their money and are left in debt they cannot afford to pay back.

Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-18 09:52

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society.

 

Behind the scenes in ICU

2014-09-26 14:49

As part of the continuing debate on the high cost of private health care, two opposing views of the care received in ICU have emerged.

Private hospital staff: We are money-making slaves

2014-09-21 14:07

Private hospital staff have added their voice to the lively debate on the high cost of private hospital care.

Funeral policies and pre-existing conditions

2014-09-16 16:52

Following on Fin24 user Brian's letter telling of his rude awakening regarding his wife's funeral policy, another Fin24 user also shares her experience.

Two sides to private hospital care

2014-09-11 17:39

The focus in the debate on the reasons for the high cost of private hospital care has shifted to the conditions and behaviour of staff at these hospitals.

How to save petrol

2014-09-11 10:11

A Fin24 user offers tips on how to be frugal with ever-pricier petrol.

Why private health care is expensive

2014-09-10 18:16

Before complaining about the high cost of private hospital care, consumers must be aware of the expensive background workings, says an insider.

Only a genius can calculate toll payments

2014-09-08 15:19

A Fin24 user says only a mathematical genius armed with a highly detailed log will be able to work out accurate e-toll payments.

Beware of funeral policy surprise

2014-09-02 17:41

When someone dear passes away it is traumatic and then having to deal with "unethical, rude people at an insurance company" is just too much, says a Fin24 user.

Mind the Gaps

2014-08-28 09:14

There are many money-related gaps but how do you define them, asks user Ike Jakson.

Mind the Gaps

2014-08-25 11:56

There are so many gaps, mostly related to money, but how do you define them, asks Fin24 user Ike Jakson.

What went wrong at Ellerine?

2014-08-20 18:04

Fin24 users provide their view of what went wrong with Ellerine, the loss-making furniture selling business of African Bank.

Credit temptation: Cut up your cards

2014-08-20 13:12

A Fin24 user shares her strategy of tackling debt, adding that she cut up her credit and bank cards because she could not trust herself around them.

How African Bank fail impacts Ellerine clients

2014-08-14 16:10

African Bank has been placed under curatorship and Fin24 users, who have bought furniture from the bank's Ellerine unit, seek answers.

Retirees offer skills to help economy

2014-08-11 07:41

The fact that pensioners' skills are not harnessed should be addressed, say Fin24 users.

Retirement is freedom for Fin24 user

2014-08-11 00:48

The moment you retire, you are free, says a Fin24 user, taking a shot at a user who lamented being rendered useless because of her pensioner status.

New Note 'just a white elephant'

2014-08-08 13:04

Smartphones boast of their functionality over older models, but for Reshigan Moodley, his Samsung Note was less useful than a notebook.

Frustration as Nokia Lumia acts up

2014-08-08 13:03

Smartphones can be temperamental when they decide to act up. Fin24 users share their nightmare stories of breakdowns and the often poor after sales service.

Misstep for MTN Steppa

2014-08-08 13:01

South Africans have come out in support of a Fin24 user who has had problems in trying to get his smartphone repaired with stories of their own.

Gloves off when talking to money

2014-08-07 14:56

A Fin24 user has decided to give money a piece of her mind as she is tired of being a slave to it.

E-tolling: Is the ship sinking?

2014-07-31 21:02

After learning the news of Sanral chairperson Tembakazi Mnyaka resigning, a Fin24 user expresses his belief that all is not well within the 'e-tolling empire'.

Debate on interest rate hikes heats up

2014-07-31 10:02

Fin24 users seem to be in two camps regarding the view that the prime interest rate could peak at 11% sometime in 2015.

How I prioritise my life

2014-07-14 15:18

What are your priorities in life? A Fin24 user lists the four most important things in his life as career success, enough rest, his hobby and a social life.

E-tolls protest goes awry

2014-07-07 15:10

An anti-e-toll campaign by Proudly e-toll Free was cut short when protesters and Sanral employees came into conflict.

Calling silver surfers

2014-06-19 11:24

We are far from useless, says a pensioner who invites comment from other retirees.

Pensioner: We are not useless

2014-06-12 17:15

A Fin24 user says there is much use still to be had from the generations "discarded" by society as not being "useful" any more.

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