Latest articles on Vehicle Finance

Uber drivers lament ‘exploitative’ WesBank deal

A programme to help Uber drivers obtain vehicles has proven exorbitantly expensive — and drivers still won’t own their cars in the end

Consumers’ credit health shows signs of recovery

'An improvement was observed in first-time defaults on personal loans, credit cards and home loans'

Getting wise to the dangers of balloon payments

The popularity of balloon payments -- an inflated final payment of a loan, paid in full at the end of the loan agreement -- is on the wane.

Vehicle sales up, prices should remain stable

Vehicle sales are up, but South Africans are showing a preference for more affordable cars.

The real cost of a balloon payment

How bad can a balloon payment on your car be? Bad, very bad, writes <b>Maya Fisher-French</b>

How the interest rate cut will affect you

The latest rate cut makes property more affordable and goes some way to offsetting the carbon emissions tax on new cars.

How a R200 000 car could cost you R400 000

Opting for the more expensive car could cost you a deposit on your first home.

Stick to the brands you know

When buying a car in tough times go for well-known names rather than take the risk on new brands, writes Maya Fisher-French.

How to afford your car

Marcel de Klerk is managing executive of Absa Vehicle Finance gives tips on how to go about managing your vehicle costs.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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