MONEY CLINIC: What kind of mortgage loan should I take and why?

2019-01-30 06:00

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Buying a house? Here are four things you should consider

2018-05-08 06:53

Before buying a home, there are four key issues first-time buyers should be mindful of, says a home loan expert.

Moody’s warns SA banks could see rise in problem loans

2016-11-08 11:15

SA's sluggish economy will likely lead to a rise in problem loans at SA’s four biggest banks, Moody's Investors Service says in a report.

Time to fix interest rates?

2016-02-05 06:15

With South Africa's monetary policymakers deciding to raise interest rates by 50 basis points, many home owners are considering fixing their interest rates at the current level.

Moody’s identifies SA borrowers with strongest credit profiles

2015-10-30 19:00

South African borrowers who have loans in securitised pools typically have stronger credit profiles, according to a report released by rating agency Moody's.

Is your house an investment or just a roof over your head?

2015-10-30 07:00

Ideally, your monthly mortgage payment should only amount to about 30% of your gross monthly salary. It is important to make sure you can afford buying a house.

Low growth in SA household credit, mortgage balances

2015-06-30 18:36

Subdued growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the SA household sector has continued up to May 2015, says an expert.

Aus regulators to crackdown on risky home loans

2014-12-09 12:46

Australian regulators have said they would take a tougher line on risky mortgage lending, to pre-empt the threat of a housing bubble.

UK house prices show annual rise since 2007

2014-08-06 17:23

British house prices have recorded their biggest annual rise since the start of the financial crisis last month, with showing signs that the housing market is slowing.


Little room for SA’s mortgage market to grow – Moody’s

2018-06-19 08:20

Emerging markets are expected to capitalise on their growing mortgage markets, but according to research by Moody’s, this is not necessarily true for South Africa.

The real cost of financing a home

2018-04-23 09:20

Experts share key costs to consider for first-time property buyers, and how they can finance their homes.

Deutsche Bank to settle US subprime case

2016-12-23 15:26

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay a total of $7.2bn to settle a case with the US Department of Justice over its role in the subprime mortgage crisis.

This is the bank helping Zuma to 'pay back the money'

2016-09-12 16:24

What you need to know about VBS Mutual Bank, a four-branch financial institution, that is helping President Jacob Zuma to 'pay back the money' for his Nkandla homestead.

Financing your home

2015-11-06 10:00

In the eighth episode of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French unpacks the transactions costs involved in financing your home.

The real cost of buying a home

2015-10-30 10:07

In the seventh episode of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French shares on how to finance your home.

Rate hike pain to hit household credit

2015-08-31 11:45

The interest rate increases seen for this year and in 2016 will impact the affordability of credit and add to consumers’ financial strain, says a property analyst.

Swiss stability bad for home ownership

2015-01-26 18:00

Croatian homeowners are facing a battle in paying off their mortgages as their principal debt never goes down, even after 10 years of paying.

Stated income loans make comeback

2014-08-14 12:30

Mortgage applicants who can't provide tax returns or pay stubs to show their income are getting stated income loans again.

Citi agrees to pay mortgage in settlement

2014-04-08 11:41

Citigroup has agreed with a group of institutional investors to settle claims on some mortgage-backed securities sold ahead of the financial crisis.

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