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 Monthly Budget Template
As the cost of living continues to rise in South Africa, it is important for us to know where our hard-earned money goes and what our major monthly expenses are.
You can start 2019 off the right way with our monthly budget template, which is designed to help you manage all aspects of your daily budget in an easy-to-understand Excel budget spreadsheet. You can download the Excel budgetin…
Beware of Wonga 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 is just one of the companies that these criminals are using to target consumers attempting to get you…
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…
5 ways to get more from your Rand now
With a less-than-expected performance from the South African economy this year, we’d all like to know how to save money and get the most out of every cent of our salary. Wonga.co.za, as part of its Money Saving Tips guide, brings you five of the best practical ways to make the most your Rand.
Think before you spend
Credit cards should never be used for everyday expenses like petrol, fo…
Your Car - Top 5 Fuel Saving Tips
Even with the recent decrease in fuel prices in South Africa, the cost of fuel remains a worry to many of us. Here are our top 5 tips for making your driving more efficient.
1. Ensure your tyres are correctly inflated. Tyres that are under inflated or not only dangerous because they increase breaking distance and lead to uneven wear on your tyres, they are also a contributing factor to…