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Read our latest news here. Lamna is unique in South Africa in that it monetises the value of personal assets for clients. We accept a wide range of valuables as collateral for immediate short-term loans.

Typical Wedding Costs in South Africa

The number of weddings in South Africa is steadily decreasing. Civil unions decreased from 151 000 in 2014 to just 138 627 in 2015, for example. According to figures released by Stats SA, the number of traditional weddings plunged even further, from 20 259 in 2007 to...

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Medical Finance: Loans for Dental Care

These days, a visit to the dentist is more likely to leave a gaping hole in your wallet than a gap in your teeth. If you’re not fortunate enough to have medical aid that includes dental benefits (and few are), finding the funds to cover the costs of dentistry can be a...

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How to Get a Business Loan in South Africa

If your business hits a temporary cash flow problem or you need emergency funding to take advantage of an exciting business opportunity, you may need to raise funding fast. With lamna, this has just become easier. We offer businesses instant access to short-term...

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Market Volatility Highlights Value of Physical Assets

In 2018, very high market volatility is the new normal. From Bitcoin and emerging market currencies to blue chip stocks, there’s only one certainty – the trading value of commodities, shares and cryptocurrencies is becoming increasingly unpredictable. JSE hits...

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What’s Your Antique Furniture Worth?

Truly valuable antique furniture is rare. Nonetheless, pieces that are considered special in some way can be worth a lot of money. Many people also inherit old furniture from their parents or grandparents. Not every family heirloom is worth something, but you may have...

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Borrowing to Invest in Bitcoin

Even with the significant drop in value that Bitcoin experienced at the start of 2018, interest in cryptocurrencies remains high. Some even argue that now – when prices are comparatively low – is the time to buy. Consider that the value of one Bitcoin rose from $800...

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Costume and Fine Jewellery: Closing the Gap

Visualise fine jewellery, and dazzling images of gold platinum and precious stones immediately spring to mind. Pieces are uniquely original, handcrafted and heavyweight... and have price tags to match. Traditionally, that’s spot on. But as we shift into a new era, the...

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Watches and the Celebrities Who Endorse Them

From Breitling to Tag Heuer, there's hardly a luxury watch purveyor left that hasn't tied its branding firmly to one or more international celebrities. Whether you have a favourite watchmaker – or a favourite celebrity known for endorsing its watches – you may enjoy...

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Loans with No Credit Check: What are the Options?

Loans that don't involve credit checks are popular for a number of reasons. You can secure these loans without having a perfect credit score; the loans won't affect your credit rating; and because there's no delay due to credit checking, the funds are usually...

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8 Tips for Surviving January Financially

January is always a tough time for consumers. Aside from surviving the usual economic challenges of low growth and high inflation, South Africans have to bear the consequences of spending beyond their means over the festive season. According to one major bank, credit...

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Wedding Finance in South Africa

Everybody loves a good wedding. To be sent off with flair, no expense spared, is just about every bridal couple’s dream. Nowadays, you can expect to pay between R80 000 and R250 000 for a traditional South African wedding. The number of guests you invite, and your...

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When Should You Get a Loan for Your Business?

Most small businesses in South Africa experience financial ups and downs. Times can be tough, business can be seasonal or cyclical, and there are always those unexpected emergencies that suddenly crop up. There are also times when you want to expand your product line,...

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