Here's how much you'll save with the new rate cut – and how you can make it work harder

2020-03-20 13:49

On a R2 million home loan at prime rate, over twenty years, the new rate cut will mean a saving of almost R1 300 a month.

SA Reserve Bank cuts repo rate for first time in more than a year

2019-07-18 15:15

The central bank's monetary policy committee has cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% from 6.75%.

Business sector hails unchanged repo rate decision

2019-05-23 22:00

The metals and engineering sector has welcomed the SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.75%

2019-01-17 15:14

Governor of the SA Reserve bank Lesetja Kganyago announced the benchmark rate at a media briefing in Pretoria.

What the rate hike means for home owners

2018-11-22 20:30

Property experts weigh in on what the SARB's latest interest rate hike means for the SA property industry.

Reserve Bank rates decision may just be short-term property breather

2018-09-22 08:15

Although the SA Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged, a hike may well come sooner than anticipated, caution property experts.

SA Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5%

2018-09-20 15:12

The announcement was made by the central bank's governor Lesetja Kganyago at a media briefing in Pretoria.

Rand claws back after rates, GDP thump

2018-07-20 12:24

The rand had weakened by more than 2% against the dollar on Thursday due to a combination of dollar gains, emerging market currency weakness, and lower GDP growth projections.

How Trump's nuclear move could hit SA economy and consumers

2018-05-10 16:18

US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal might not have a bearing on local interest rates just yet, say economists.

SA Reserve Bank cuts interest rates

2018-03-28 15:17

The South Africa Reserve Bank has decided to cut interest rates at its second meeting for the year.


Banking on beliefs

2020-02-27 09:57

Many believe that negativity about South Africa’s banking sector originated locally. Schalk Louw strongly disagree

Prospect of rate cuts stirs hope for retail stocks

2019-07-18 09:48

It’s been a tough year for South African retail stocks, battered by gloomy economic news. But hope is on the way.

Reserve Bank expected to keep repo rate unchanged

2019-05-19 13:45

Economists expect the Reserve Bank to keep the repo rate on hold at 6.75% at the upcoming monetary policy committee meeting this week.

SARB rate hike draws investor criticism - analyst

2018-11-24 07:00

The SARB's decision to hike the repo rate is coming in for a great deal of criticism from investors and market participants, says an analyst from Intellidex.

Flat trading session for the JSE as central bank raises rates

2018-11-22 18:27

The central bank decided to hike the repo rate by 25 basis points from 6.50% to 6.75% as the bank sees inflationary pressures for 2019.

Next interest rate move in November: experts weigh in

2018-09-20 20:07

This time SARB decided to keep interest rates the same, but what could happen at the next MPC meeting in November?

SA rate dilemma deepens as recession stokes rand, CPI

2018-09-06 11:08

South Africa’s unexpected recession deepened the policy dilemma for its central bank, which is caught between calls to defend a currency that’s stoking inflation expectations and finding ways to support the waning economy.

SA interest rates unchanged

2018-05-24 15:18

The monetary policy committee of the South African Reserve Bank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged.

READ: Reserve Bank statement on cutting repo rate

2018-03-28 15:34

The monetary policy committee of the SA Reserve Bank has decided to cut interest rates by 25 basis points, from 6.75% to 6.5%.

Come on Governor, give us a 50 basis point rate cut

2018-03-27 16:58

What we need on Wednesday, Bruce Whitfield tells Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago, is a serious rate cut. None of this 25-basis-points nonsense.

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