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Wonga SA launches fraud hotline; warns against on-going SMS and email phishing scam

19 May 2015 - After an extensive investigation, payday loans provider Wonga SA has ascertained it is being used as a front for an elaborate phishing scam that has seen some consumers out of pocket after falling for the false notifications. Consumers have become vulnerable to the SMS and email messages with many making contact with the rogues, handing over personal information details in…

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Savings Challenge

At Wonga,  we want to challenge you to start a savings plan if you don’t already have one. Our challenge to you is to try and save 10% of your salary each month and not touch it, unless you have a real need for the money due to a financial emergency. And no, we don’t mean for that ‘awesome’ pair of shoes you saw in the mall yesterday or the latest game release on Xbox. If you are abl…

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Wonga Newcastle United competition winners' dreams come true

On the 2nd of March 2015 Wonga.com South Africa sent off the four winners of its Newcastle United competition, together with Sias du Plesis, on a flight to go and watch their favourite football team in action in the UK. After arriving in London town and having a little bit of time to freshen up, the winners were whisked off to Newcastle and taken to St. James' Park stadium for a VIP tou…

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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 has donated 100 pairs of fire boots to those volunteering to fight the fl…

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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…

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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…

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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. Those w…

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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…

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