More (mostly rich) South Africans are now getting home loans – here’s why

2019-09-12 06:35

Except for a brief period in the beginning of 2018, home loan growth has not outpaced property value growth since 2011.

South African homes keep losing value – and will keep getting cheaper in real terms for at least a couple of months

2019-06-05 15:59

Residential property prices declined by 1.2% in real terms the past year.

MONEY CLINIC: Should I rather stop paying my life policy or my bond?

2019-01-18 06:25

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on debt. Send your question to or find the Money Clinic box on the right of our homepage.

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.


5 ways to protect your home if you are facing retrenchment

2019-08-12 22:07

Petrie Marx, Product Actuary at Sanlam, offers tips to mitigate the financial risks if you find yourself facing retrenchment.

Standard Bank introduces innovative way of pricing new home loans

2019-05-03 21:23

Standard Bank has introduced an innovative way of pricing new home loans.

MONEY CLINIC: How can I manage my home loan?

2019-01-16 06:00

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on debt. Send your question to or find the Money Clinic box on the right of our homepage.

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..

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