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Finding a more equitable credit model

Finding a more equitable credit model

The Save2Buy model is a hybrid between a lay-by and more traditional credit. In a world where credit has become a way of life, is it possible to find a system that allows someone to purchase an item and have use of it whilst paying it off, but...

In search of a low-cost credit card

In search of a low-cost credit card

For the last 14 years I have been the happy owner of a Virgin Money credit card. The card has zero annual fees which made it a perfect credit card to hold for emergencies rather than using for day-to-day spending. In my case I also used it for...

Listen: Beware the payment-holiday trap

Listen: Beware the payment-holiday trap

Payment holidays are a lot like real holidays – they end up costing more than you realise. In this podcast, Maya (@mayaonmoney) and Mapalo (@womanandfinance) look at the costs of debt-payment holidays and how to get back on track after taking one.

Unpacking interest rates

Unpacking interest rates

Last month, the South African Reserve Bank cut rates by 100 basis points and this led to many questions about the mechanism of interest rates. We unpack how interest rates work both for borrowers and savers. What is the difference between the repo...

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