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How to fund your Postgraduate Studies

By Isabelle Coetzee

President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that fee-free higher education will be available to poor and working-class South Africans. This is a step in the right direction. However, what will happen to students who would like to pursue postgraduate studies?

How to fund your Postgraduate Studies
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Loans,Personal Loans

Penalties for paying off your personal loan early

By Isabelle Coetzee

When you receive an inheritance or win the lottery, you might consider paying off the personal loan you took out to consolidate your debt. But you may quickly find out you will have to pay more because of early settlement penalties.  

Penalties for paying off your personal loan early
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Loans

How to finance your business idea

By Isabelle Coetzee

A life-changing business idea can induce excitement, and have you jotting down the first draft of your business plan. But this can quickly turn into concern once you start considering the costs of your start-up, and how you will be able to fund it. 

How to finance your business idea
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Home Loans

5 Financial mistakes to avoid before buying a home

By Angelique Ruzicka

One of the most exciting things you can do is buy a home. However, in many instances people get so caught up in buying their dream home that they can make some typical mistakes which could ultimately make the lose money or even prevent you from stepping up onto the property ladder. 

5 Financial mistakes to avoid before buying a home
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Personal Loans,Home Loans

Sanlam warns against false loans offers

By Angelique Ruzicka

Several emails are making the rounds purporting to offer consumers a loan from Sanlam at the rate of 2.5%. 

Sanlam warns against false loans offers
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Home Loans

Should you fix your home loan interest rate?

By Jessica Anne Wood

Should you fix your home loan interest rate? Tommy Nel, head of credit at FNB Home Loans, noted: “Although there’s a good chance that interest rates may have peaked; consumers still need to tread with caution due to possible risks of further downgrades to our sovereign credit ratings."

Should you fix your home loan interest rate?
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Student Loans,News

Standard Bank creates student crowd-funding platform

By Angelique Ruzicka

Standard Bank has launched Feenix.org a crowd funding platform that allows members of the public to fund students’ college or university fees. 

Standard Bank creates student crowd-funding platform
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