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Five rental property buying mistakes to avoid

Once you have done research and made up your mind about going for high rental yields instead of high capital growth properties, the next step is to master the process of picking the right investment property. Praven Subbramoney, CEO of Private Bank Lending at FNB, says many inexperienced investors often get it wrong when choosing […]

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What happens to life cover after divorce?

Many individuals who get married place emphasis on taking out life cover to protect their families in the unfortunate event of death. However, when going through the emotional stages of a divorce, reviewing and updating your life policy can often be the last thing on your mind. Lee Bromfield, CEO of FNB Life says, similar […]

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Should you pay off your home loan early?

With Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) having revealed that a majority of consumers have settled their bonds, many home owners will be anticipating the prospects and viability of paying off their home loans early? Calvin Ndlovu, Head of Operations at FNB Home Loans, says there is no correct or incorrect answer to the question on whether […]

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Finances should be a joint effort in a household

Who manages your household finances? The management of finances should not be seen as the job for a man or woman in a household, but a joint effort between partners. “Partners need to work together in order to achieve their family’s financial goals. Being equally involved in household financial matters makes it easy for partners to […]

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What to consider when switching your home loan

If you ever find yourself pondering the prospect of switching your home loan to another bank, it is essential that you do your homework.  Stanley Mabulu, Head of Sales at FNB Home Loans says lenders have made it easier for consumers to switch home loans, provided that they meet all the criteria and requirements. “There are […]

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Is fixing your home loan interest rate ideal?

Following the South African Reserve Bank’s move to keep interest rates at the same level, coupled with the notion that the bank may have reached the peak of its hiking cycle; home owners will probably be reluctant to fix their home loan interest rates. “Although there’s a good chance that interest rates may have peaked; […]

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