Probe into forced house sales needed

2018-05-06 09:55

If you owe a bank R50 000 and cannot repay on time, you have a problem. But if you owe a bank R1 billion and cannot pay, the bank has a problem, says Terry Bell.

Home loan approval highest in 10 years - ooba

2018-04-26 11:54

Banks are showing an increased appetite to lend out money, according to Rhys Dyer, CEO of home loan originator ooba.

Banks' bond war to benefit home buyers

2018-01-19 19:21

Strong competition among SA banks is expected to result in a buoyant home loan lending environment in 2018, according to bond originator ooba.

SA banks sued for R60bn in home repossession case

2017-08-16 12:22

More than 225 applicants, mostly from Gauteng townships, have launched a suit in the Constitutional Court, claiming damages from the big banks for home repossession abuse.

Homebuyers in their 20s fork out R90k for a deposit

2017-07-11 05:00

It takes at least two years of diligent saving for homebuyers in their 20s to cough up an average deposit of R92 000, statistics show.

How to cancel your home loan

2017-03-09 18:28

In certain cases, homeowners who have paid off their home loan may have the option to keep their bond account open, which will keep the loan facility available to them.

We're above board, insists Zuma's bank

2016-09-14 13:30

The CEO of VBS Mutual Bank, which has loaned the president money to pay for his Nkandla upgrades, says the institution is fully compliant with its banking licence conditions.

UK home loan approvals fall on Brexit jitters

2016-07-29 11:43

UK home loan approvals have fallen to their lowest level in more than a year as nervousness gripped the housing market before the referendum on EU membership.

Beware of shopping spree after home loan approval

2016-05-23 07:43

Consumers should think twice before taking on any more debt after just having a home loan approved, cautions a mortgage expert.

Car or flat? How to be smart about your choice

2016-01-03 12:48

Many young people starting out on their careers in 2016 will be faced with the choice of buying their first car or first apartment and the decision may be tough.


Growth in household credit, bond balances to remain subdued - Absa

2018-04-30 15:52

Growth in household credit balances, including mortgage balances, is forecast to remain in single-digit territory for the rest of 2018, says a home loan expert.

Joint mortgage holder? How to safeguard yourself in debt review process

2018-04-15 06:00

Your joint mortgage in a debt review process is a minefield not so easy to conquer.

More first-time buyers as house price growth slows - BetterBond

2017-08-17 06:03

Things are looking up again for first-time homebuyers in the current market, according to Shaun Rademeyer, CEO of bond originator BetterBond.

What to do if you can't afford your bond repayments

2017-08-15 17:40

What happens when, as a homeowner, you find yourself under unexpected financial strain and your bond repayments suddenly become more than you can handle?

Winning Women: Banking on home loans

2017-03-19 06:00

Funeka Montjane has not only broken through the glass ceiling at Standard Bank’s ultramodern head office in Rosebank, but also smashed all stereotypes about women in business.

Is the age of the access bond over?

2017-02-02 17:42

Investors and small business owners could get a nasty surprise when trying to access capital through their home loans, says an independent lender. Banks do not necessarily agree.

100% mortgage loans fairly common - economist

2016-08-17 12:47

Mortgage loans of 100% - in other words for the full value of the home being purchased - are fairly common these days, according to a property sector strategist..

SA’s biggest pension fund invests R10.5bn in SA Home Loans

2016-07-13 13:45

The Government Employees Pension Fund has invested R10.5bn into SA Home Loans to help improve housing finance for government employees and the public.

The psychology of buying a home

2016-03-23 15:30

Buying property is a big decision that needs a lot of research as about 30% to 35% of your gross income could be going into your home loan repayment.

Top trends for home loan approval

2015-12-31 16:45

In the competitive banking environment, it is a good idea for those thinking of buying a property to get themselves pre-approved for a bond, says a bond expert.

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