Saving our Mother city from the fires
The situation calls for individuals, communities and companies to work together to provide support to the brave firefighters. Wonga.com South Africa is calling on everyone to get involved and provide much needed support to the people out in the fields doing their best to extinguish the fire.
To do our bit, Wonga.com has donated 100 pairs of fire boots to those volunteering to fight th…
Clean your home for less
Branded cleaners and detergents can easily eat into our grocery budget faster than we think. But there is another way to save on the laundry detergent, fabric softener, glass cleaners, stain removers, shower, wood polish… When you’ve run out of cash for detergents and groceries before payday, here are some of the solutions that can save you a packet while keeping your home hygienic and c…
5 Money Trends for 2015
With 2015 in full swing, we look at new technologies and trends in the finance industry that could have a huge impact on 2015. With the increase in use of smart devices like smart phones and wearables, it is becoming easier and more convenient for us to make online, digital transactions.
1. Mobile Payments more popular:
SnapScan mobile app from Standard Bank and Apple Pay are paving th…
Avoid a post-festive season debt hangover
Growth in retail sales volumes are already higher in the fourth quarter this year than they were in the same period last year, according to the results from Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research’s latest festive season retail survey. These results indicate that despite tougher economic conditions, South Africans are flocking to the malls over the festive season.
Free Budget Template
As the cost of living continues to rise, it is important for us to know where our hard earned money goes and what our major monthly expenses are. Creating a budget is a good way to manage your personal finance to ensure that you are not living above your means and that you are not caught short of money at the end of the month.
Download our free Budget Template (Requires MS Excel) and st…
Beware of Wonga.com Fakes!
As financial fraud activities are on the rise in South Africa, we have to be careful not to fall for these ever increasing scams and cons. There is an increase in fraudsters using the names and logos of reputable lenders and banks in order to cheat you out of your hard-earned cash. Wonga.com is just one of the companies that these criminals are using to target consumers attempting to get…
Avoid a financial hangover this festive season
The end-of-year is the time when most people choose to relax, enjoy a little time off and reward ourselves for all the hard work we have put in during the year. Here are 10 tips on how to keep the festivities from turning into a financial hangover for you.
1. Plan your holiday spend
Set a budget and stick to it so you can keep track of everything you spend. It helps to identify where y…
The How and Why of uploading your payslip or bank statement
WHY must I upload my payslip or bank statement?
We know that it might seem weird to have to upload your payslip or your bank statement to our website - especially if you're an existing customer and have never had to do it before. In August 2014 the Department of Trade and Industry (or DTI) issued proposed regulations, which will form part of the National Credit Act. These are aimed at s…