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Vehicle Finance

Vehicle financing: 3 options explained

Oct 04 2019 06:00

There are three options to finance a car and each has advantages and disadvantages, says the head of auto information solutions at TransUnion Africa.

Financial Services

Standard Bank launches new wholesale finance proposition

Feb 25 2019 16:58

Standard Bank has launched a new wholesale finance proposition for original equipment manufacturers, distributors and their dealer-networks.

Vehicle Finance

SA's downgrades and your car payments

Apr 25 2017 17:04

Following the downgrades by international credit ratings agencies, SA’s ailing economy is set to take its toll on motorists and new car buyers, warns WesBank.

Vehicle Finance

Car hire: The devil is in the detail

Apr 09 2017 08:10

It is your responsibility to read and digest the rental terms and conditions, writes Angelique Ruzicka.

Vehicle Finance

Did my debt prescribe?

Aug 18 2016 17:19

A Fin24 reader wants to know how prescribed debt works after she got a surprising call from attorneys demanding payment for the shortfall of her car that was repossessed 7 years ago.


Retail vs market value of pre-owned vehicle

Jul 14 2016 17:12

As the SA economy continues to bite, consumers are turning to the second-hand vehicle market as an option with more variety when it comes to purchasing a vehicle.

Vehicle Finance

Reluctance to grant medium, high value vehicle and asset finance loans

Jul 12 2016 20:17

There has been a 19% increase in vehicle and asset finance accounts more than three months in arrears, according to credit bureau Compuscan.

Vehicle Finance

A few common misconceptions when buying a car

Mar 29 2016 12:56

Car sales people are clever; before they offer you a deal on a car, they first have to understand a few things about you. Dean Gerber explains how this impacts the sale.

Vehicle Finance

Car-buying tips for the New Year

Jan 11 2016 18:18

Many car buyers delayed their car purchases to have a car registered in the new year, but it does have its drawbacks, explains an expert.

Vehicle Finance

The lease you can do

Oct 18 2015 17:50

South Africans are known for treating their vehicles as status symbols – on average, those who are financing their cars tend to buy a new one every three years. But there is another option. Neesa Moodley explores the pros and cons of leasing

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