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In South Africa, the financial services industry is highly regulated to protect consumers and maintain stability in the economy. The main regulatory frameworks that govern our industry include the Financial Sector Regulation Act (FSRA) and the Companies Act, among others.
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Bond origination is a complex process that requires a deep understanding of the financial market, risk management techniques and credit analysis. In this blog post, we will provide an in-depth look at credit analysis and risk management.
Fluctuations in property value and interest rates can also affect prospective buyers. With the current increase in interest rates, the cost of financing rises, and demand for credit weakens over time, resulting in lower house prices. As house prices decline, it can be a good time to purchase property, provided you have enough financial leeway to withstand the risk of potential further interest rate hikes.
The current economic climate in South Africa has many prospective and current homeowners worried about rising interest rates and the cost of living, and applying for a bond may seem like something only a select few can afford to do.
To understand what your home loan repayment is made up of (in terms of principal and interest), you first need to understand compound interest, and how it works in reverse for debt.
Many homeowners don’t understand the difference between a market value and a bank value. This is particularly important when a homeowner wants to refinance a property that was previously unbonded, or paid off.
It can be a shock when the bank valuation comes in below the market value they had already assessed in their head. So, why does this happen? How can two “values” be so different for the same property?
Purchasers buying property for R650,000 and below will potentially qualify for FLISP, a government subsidy for first-time homebuyers. FLISP can be used to cover transfer and bond registration costs, thereby allowing the purchaser to buy a home without upfront savings.
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