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    What happens to your rental deposit?

    What happens to your rental deposit?

    It is general practice in today’s rental market for landlords to request a deposit from their tenants before they move into the property, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. In fact, according to Section 5 of the Rental Housing Act, No. 50 of 1999, a landlord is legally entitled to request a deposit from  … Read more

    Tips to stay afloat financially as a new homeowner

    Tips to stay afloat financially as a new homeowner

    Buying your first home is one of the most exciting times of your life, but there’s no denying the stress factor of such a huge financial commitment. With those monthly payments looming, having any extra cash in the bank may seem like a distant dream, but with a little work and a lot of creativity it could be easier than  … Read more

    Your money: How to cope with ongoing uncertainty

    Your money: How to cope with ongoing uncertainty

    Jeanette Marais   “There is nothing certain but the uncertain.” Over the past year there have been plenty of painful reminders that we have no control over what happens in the world. And there does not seem to be any clarity waiting in the wings. So does this mean we have to get used to living in this highly uncertain  … Read more

    Homeowners’ associations in a nutshell

    Homeowners’ associations in a nutshell

    With security a factor that is influencing home-buying decisions in South Africa, many buyers are choosing to purchase homes within boomed-off areas or in secure lifestyle estates, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa. As a homeowner in an estate or boomed-off area, the buyer may be required to join a Homeowners’ Association (HOA), which  … Read more

    How to create secure passwords for online banking

    How to create secure passwords for online banking

    In today’s digital world, so much of our personal information is just a password and a click away. And when it comes to coming up with a password for secure online banking, it’s important to come up with something that will keep you and your finances safe. We’ve come up with the following password guide to help you figure out  … Read more


    Recent research shows that only 4 out of every 100 professionals will be able to retire independently one day. Is your current retirement annuity adequate? How can you make extra provision for your golden years? Solidarity Financial Services offer excellent advice that will help you to make provision for your own unique needs as well as those of your loved ones. Click here to find out more.


    No one wants to think about it but it is a reality that fate can strike at any day, minute or second. Therefore, before you even consider saving or investing money, you have to see to it that your current income is protected. Click here to read more.


    What do you pay monthly for your car and household insurance? Are you satisfied with the service and benefits your current service provider offers? Are you not sure if you would have adequate cover should one of your valuable possessions be stolen or damaged? Let us review your current insurance profile and in so doing you can save loads of time, money and effort!


    Are you in two minds about buying that beach cottage or rather investing those extra rands? Solidarity Financial Services offers members excellent, professional and thoroughly researched investment advice.

    Debt counselling is a process that was introduced by the National Credit Act to assist consumers who have high debt levels and are in trouble. The aim of debt counselling is to restructure debt and establish a repayment plan that is supported by creditors or that is found by the court to be fair in the circumstances.

    In other words, it is a form of rehabilitation that carries on in a structured manner until a consumer’s debt levels return to “normal” and he/she can function normally like any other consumer who controls his/her debt levels.


    If you are interested in such a service the drafting of a will is one of the many services Solidarity offers, and Solidarity will also handle your estate after death.

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    Although buying or selling a car is exciting, some people experience this as pretty traumatic. They struggle to decide which model they should choose and how to get financing, and find the paper work attached to a transaction problematic. Solidarity Financial Services will attempt to provide information that will make things so much easier for you. Click here to calculate the cost of a new vehicle.



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