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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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Cook up a storm with great food apps for your Android smartphone

Whether you’re keen to amaze guests at your next dinner party with your celebrity chef skills or wanting to whip up a nutritious, delicious family meal, you’ll find a helpful app to take your cooking to the next level. Here are some of Alcatel’s favourite recipe and cookery apps for Android devices: Jamie’s 20 Minute […]

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Tips to save on funeral insurance

More often, consumers who are in financial predicaments are quick to turn to their bank statements to review the viability of grudge purchases like insurance, as a quick solution to free up cash to cover debt obligations. “Although we encourage consumers to regularly review their policies, they should be careful not to make rash decisions […]

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What happens when you pass way without a Will?

When a person passes on without a Will, they forfeit the privilege of deciding what should happen to their estate and the estate gets allocated in terms of pre-determined legislated guidelines, known as Intestate Succession. In other words, that person has no say in how the estate should be apportioned. Vijay Morarjee, CEO of FNB […]

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Home loan application is approved – what next?

Once you’ve found your ideal property, made an offer and gotten your home loan application approved by the bank, the most crucial step to follow is registering and moving into your dream house. Dr Simphiwe Madikizela, Head of Special Projects at FNB Housing Finance, says “On average the property registration process takes about three months […]

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Samsung Remains at the Forefront of the Technology Revolution

Today’s rapid rate of advancement in mobile devices, tablets and household appliances has encouraged many tech innovators to produce products that meet the demand and supply needs of consumers and enterprises. Unfortunately not all these products are of a guaranteed the quality that can truly exceed user expectations. Samsung being renowned for its cutting edge […]

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