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Weekly Wrap Up: 27 Sept - 1 October 2010

By Staff Writer
Monday: FNB encourages going green, their aim? To plant 10 000 trees

FNB in collaboration with Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA) are today planting 570 trees in the Lehae community, South of Johannesburg and their overall aim is to plant 10 000 trees.

Tuesday: Consumers stick with their insurance cover despite high levels of debt

Despite high levels of debt many insurance brokers are seeing their client base opting to keep some insurance in place rather than cancelling coverage entirely.

Wednesday: Insurers reward clients who take the green approach

South African insurance companies are rewarding efforts by their clients to be more environmentally aware.

Thursday: Capitec still growning rapidly

Simplified money management solution remains winning formula Capitec Bank's client base continues to grow rapidly. Read all about the facts and figures.


Friday: Lower income property market could boom

There is some good news for the property industry as experts believe the next 'boom' might be affordable housing.

 

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Keep this in mind when taking out new financial products

Adding a product to your personal finance portfolio, such as insurance or an investment, is a big decision. We found out what you should keep in mind before taking out a new product, how you can assess the products you already have, and how you can generally improve your financial position.

Are you in debt denial?

With debt levels increasing at 13% more than income levels, South Africans are more debt-stressed now than arguably ever before. This is iterated by the National Credit Regulator’s (NCR) report that nearly half of credit-active consumers in South Africa have damaged credit records. However, only a few seek the necessary help.

Why should you invest in a mutual bank?

Often when people think about banking, they always think about commercial banks. Mutual banks hardly come to mind, but these banks offer investment opportunities that are often overlooked.

 

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