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Weekly Wrap Up: 12 - 16 July 2010

By Staff Writer
Monday: Interest rate cut likely, says experts

Brace yourselves, the fate of the interest rate will be determined on Thursday 22 July and experts reckon that an interest rate cut is likely on 22 July but what does this affect the ordinary person?

Tuesday: How does technology impact your car insurance?

Hoity-toity car gadgets like super sound systems, satellite navigation and flashy rims are quite popular these days but are you aware of the impact that these extras have on your car insurance payment?

Wednesday: Start saving by paying off your debt

July is National Savings Month, however with the consumer debt at its current levels of nearly 80% of disposable income, consumers should get their priorities straight...

Thursday: Demand for credit slows

While the number of consumers whose credit records is on the up, the demand for credit has actually started to slow down...

Friday: Buy-to-let market hits a low

The buy-to-let market took another huge dip in the second
quarter (Q2) of 2010 but, according to property experts at FNB, it's not all bad news.

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