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The first-time car buyer's checklist

Posted in category: Consumer Education

Owning a car is one of life’s milestones, bringing consumers independence and freedom. However, buying a car can be a daunting prospect for many newcomers. The combination of huge choice in the market, a large financial commitment and complex financial terms can intimidate first-time buyers, turning an exciting occasion into a stressful nightmare.

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August vehicle sales reflect shifts to new

Posted in category: New Vehicle Sale Commentary

Sales statistics for August reflect a continuing recovery in South Africa’s new vehicle market. Aggregated sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) show year-on-year growth of 6.7% for the past month, with total sales of 49 222 new vehicles.

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Spokespeople profiles

WesBank - CEO
Chris de Kock

WesBank - CEO

Chris de Kock took over as CEO of WesBank on 01 October, 2013 after occupying the Head of Sales and Marketing role for five years. He joined WesBank in 1987 as a New Business clerk in the Motor division and spent time working in the Corporate, Marketing, Fleet and Insurance divisions. Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNISA and completed the Advanced Executive Program at Harvard in 2005.

WesBank - CEO of Corporate
Gerald Burton

WesBank - CEO of Corporate

Gerald Burton was appointed CEO of the Corporate Division in September 2016 after filling the position of General Manager of Corporate Division since 2009. His role requires him to focus constantly on building and delivering Instalment Sales, Leasing, Rental and Fleet Management solutions for the South African corporate market. Gerald joined WesBank in 1991 in a sales role and has over the years, contributed extensively to both the Retail and Corporate divisions at the bank.

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