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Why you should think about alternative energy

Why you should think about alternative energy

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How do I query something on my credit report?

How do I query something on my credit report?

How do I check my credit report? Your credit score is a 3 digit number that summarises the health of your credit history. For a more detailed explanation of your credit history, you will need to go through your credit report.Your credit report will show you where you...

How to keep your Virgin Money Spot account secure

How to keep your Virgin Money Spot account secure

We’re sure that safety and security is as important to you as it is to us. Yes, we can make sure that the information you give us is held under lock and key, not literally, but you get the point. But it’s up to you to make sure that you also keep all your details hush...

Using a personal loan to get the best bang for your buck

Using a personal loan to get the best bang for your buck

You may be at a stage where you’re searching for a way to get your hands on some extra cash. We’re sure that you’ve asked yourself whether you’ve got a good enough reason to take out a personal loan. Think about it this way – if taking out a loan means that you’re...

Virgin Money Spot grows its national footprint

Virgin Money Spot grows its national footprint

At Virgin Money South Africa, we’ve been very busy with the continuous development of our mobile payment app, Virgin Money Spot. In December, we launched our merchant payment feature and the ability to buy airtime and data from within the app. Since then, it’s been...

Pay a buddy with just a cell phone number

Pay a buddy with just a cell phone number

How many times have you and your friends had to share your EFT details with each other? Or even worse, you needed to wait for the next time you’re at an ATM to draw cash to pay your friend back. That’s just a waste of your time and your money, so we have a better...

What are the benefits of living cashless?

What are the benefits of living cashless?

Did you know that you’re being charged whenever you draw cash? Why should you have to pay money just so that you can have access to your hard-earned bucks? We believe that you shouldn’t and that’s why it’s easier and cheaper to live cashless. So how much am I being...

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Why Is DSTV Angry With Netflix?

Why Is DSTV Angry With Netflix?

OK, Tell Me More?MultiChoice, DSTV’s parent company, lost more than 100,000 premium subscribers in 2017 and another 40,000 so far this year.Hmm, Go On?It appears DSTV is feeling the pressure from streaming and on-demand services like Netflix. In fact, MultiChoice’s...

Can Ramaphosa accelerate SA’s growth?

Can Ramaphosa accelerate SA’s growth?

OK, Tell Me More? The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to invest ~R135 billion into the South African tourism and mining space. Hmm, Go On? You may remember that President Ramaphosa set out to bring in over R1 trillion in investments into South Africa over the next...

Is the World Cup a money spinner?

Is the World Cup a money spinner?

OK, Tell Me More? Consumer spending during the FIFA World Cup has ramped up in soccer-frenzied markets. In the UK alone, consumer spending this June was over 5% higher than June of last year. Hmm, Go On? There is certainly a correlation between the increase in...

What’s visual searching?

What’s visual searching?

OK, Tell Me More?A 15-year-old in India has uncovered some code hidden in Snapchat’s latest update that will allow for visual searching.Hmm, Go On?The young app researcher stumbled upon the hidden code in the most recent version of Snapchat on Android. The new and...

Is medical aid a rip-off?

Is medical aid a rip-off?

OK, Tell Me More?After some delay, the Competition Commission released its Health Market Inquiry, which takes a hard look at South Africa’s private healthcare market.Hmm, Go On?The report was born from questions around rising costs within the industry. It has the dual...

Destination: Impound

Destination: Impound

OK, Tell Me More? Uber and Taxify drivers carrying passengers without the necessary permits in SA are being impounded and forced to cough up ~R10,000 for the release of their vehicles. Hmm, Go On? Drivers have found themselves falling prey to a rather expensive...