It may not be popular, but ongoing gradual interest rate hiking in 2016 can be key to gradually reducing Household Sector vulnerability to economic shocks, at a time when the risk of such shocks is on the rise says John Loos, FNB Home Loans household
A growing number of South African citizens are seeking alternate banking solutions for a diverse range of financial needs. Islamic banking and its principles-based approach is proving to be a viable option to both Muslim and non-Muslim alike.
“Over the last few years, we have seen
While interest in the buy-to-let market has remained relatively low in recent years, an increasing number of homeowners have decided to buy a second property as a longer-term, capital investment that they can also use as a holiday home, and later perhaps as their retirement
Two home loan interest rate increases in the past six months have caused many consumers to pause for thought, but they should not deter prospective homebuyers from going ahead with their plans.
It may seem counter-intuitive but in fact, says Jan Davel, MD of the RealNet
oobainsure, the insurance arm of bond originator ooba, has announced the launch of Rent Protector, a new product that will offer tangible financial benefits to tenants, landlords and agents.
This is according to oobainsure’s national sales manager, Alex Bartels, who says oobainsure’s ability to insure landlords
Building activity with regard to new private sector-financed housing in South Africa recorded relatively low single-digit growth in the first eleven months of 2015 compared with the corresponding period in 2014, based on data published by Statistics South Africa. This is according to Absa Home
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PLANS AS A LEADING BUSINESS CYCLE INDICATOR
The South African Reserve Bank finds the number of Residential Building Plans Passed for Flats, Townhouses and Dwelling Houses Larger than 80 Square Metres, to be a useful Leading Business Cycle Indicator. As such, this data is
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will start its public hearings on Monday, January 25, 2016, which will deal with Eskom’s latest application to increase electricity prices by as much as 16% in July this year. These hearings will start in Cape Town
[caption id="attachment_2895" align="alignnone" width="984"] 90a Bellamont on the market for R12,4m[/caption]
“As 2016 kicks off to a tumultuous start, perhaps one certainty is that the coastal belt from Durban North and Umhlanga through to the burgeoning Sibaya node and Umdloti is still booming. While the general
The demand for property in the greater Cape Town area has continued to climb steadily over the past few years. In the Helderberg, which consists of Somerset west, Gordon’s Bay and Strand, nearly one-third of our purchasers originate from Gauteng or KZN.
Demand from up-country buyers