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Weekly Wrap Up: 6-10 September 2010

By Staff Writer

Monday: Capitec extend free cash withdrawal offer
Three months ago Capitec launched their free-cash-withdrawals at till points initiative and they have now extended the offer to run until 31 December 2010.
 
Tuesday: Scammers are getting so good, phishing scam that looks real
We received this e-mail from somebody pretending to be Standard Bank, it looks pretty real, doesn't it? Be warned though, this is fake. Never click any links from somebody claiming to be your bank.
 
Wednesday: Short term impact on South African's savings habits

The enormous financial pressure experienced by South Africans over the last few years has resulted in an increasing number of people deviating from their long term savings goals..

Thursday: How to avoid pothole damage in Johannesburg
Potholes can be dangerous and damaging, here are a few tips on how to avoid damage to your vehicle.

Friday: Over indebted consumers will benefit from the rate cut

With over 60% of South Africa's credit active consumers in arrears on one or more of their credit agreements, the repo-rate cut is good news.

 

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