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Buying a Car During and Post-Pandemic | Auto & General

11/26/2020 4:29:02 AM

The global Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted South Africa’s economy, unsettled numerous sectors and made life a little more unpredictable – which has left those who were planning to buy a house or a car wonder whether now is still a good time to do so. Consumer confidence dropped and many South Africans hit the pause button on their long-term investments as the country went into hard lockdown in late March. According to TransUnion SA, finance deals for new and used passenger cars dropped by 11.9% and 12.2% year-on-year between the first quarter of 2019 and 2020.... (Read More)

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While many household incomes will be adversely affected because of the coronavirus crisis, it is within reason for people to think of ways to reduce their monthly expenses. Insurance premiums are one of those expenses that many think they can do without until they need it. Auto & General Insurance looks at why this is one cost you shouldn’t cut.... (Read More)

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Recently, there has been an increase in personal loan scams in South Africa. Fraudsters are impersonating reputable financial service providers and offering fake personal loans. They may also use websites that look real and trustworthy but are a disguise to take people’s hard-earned money. With over 30 years’ experience, we at Auto & General have seen our fair share of financial scams. ... (Read More)

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As an insurer of architects, experience has shown us the importance of agreeing to all terms with a client upfront and ensuring that you end up with a signed contract at the end of the negotiations. We have often seen the impact that an unsigned contract can have not only on an architect’s business, but personally too. That is where Errors & Omissions insurance comes in. ... (Read More)

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Many people realise the importance of saving for retirement, but they battle to find the balance between enjoying their hard-earned money and making provisions for the future. We explore some tips on saving while spending. Know your spending patterns. The first step to a successful savings plan is to understand how you spend money, reports TIME.com. ... (Read More)