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Silver Linings (25 July 2023) by Dr. Roelof Botha

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank not to raise interest rates again has provided a candidate for “good news item of the year”. With a bit of luck and a further drop in inflation over the next two months, rate cuts could occur before year-end.

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The Next Interest Rate Hike: What It Means for Your Home Loan Payments

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.

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What to look for when comparing Home Loan offers

It’s great to have a selection of home loan quotes to choose from. You can save yourself significant amounts of money in the long-term by choosing the best home loan quote. But how do you determine which one is the best?

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SARB Raises Interest Rate - Of Interest Is What One Can Do

The Reserve Bank of South Africa (SARB) recently announced that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) had decided to raise the repo rate by 50 basis points, to 4.75% with effect from the 20th of May 2022. This is a departure (though not shocking) from a trend that the market had got accustomed to, where the rate mostly fluctuated on a quarter point basis.

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Fixed and Variable Structured Interest Rates Explained

The interest rate on a credit facility forms part of the Lender’s profit and benefit, and is therefore structured to achieve that end. With regards to Home Loans, there are two types of rate of interest structures which an applicant may choose to apply on their loan.

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Is The Interest Rate On Your Home Loan In Your Best Interest?

A lot of pitfalls present themselves when buying a home through a Home Loan credit facility. If you are not careful, you may find yourself facing serious financial implications.

Interest rates are just one of the eminent issues...

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