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Market insights – higher repo rate

With the inflation outlook deteriorating since the previous Monetary Policy Committee meeting – with the headline inflation rate again breaching the upper limit of the 4-6% target for the second consecutive month at 7.4% in June 2022, it was inevitable that a decision would be taken to further increase the repo rate, the question was simply by how much....

Buy-to-let activity shifting upmarket

Buy-to-let activity is on the rise once more as investors start to explore a whole new tenant demographic, says Berry Everitt, CEO of the Chas Everitt International property group. He notes that according to FNB senior economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi, buy-to-let property purchases accounted for 11% of all home purchases in the first quarter of this year, up from 10% in the same period of 2021, despite...

11 ways to stretch your household budget

These days it seems like everyone is looking at ways to stretch their budget just a little more and even more so as a homeowner. Luckily there are a few things you can do to make your budget stretch a little further without having to make radical changes - little changes, when combined, makes for big saving each month. Here are 11 things you can start doing today to lower your bills, secure better...

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