History of BetterBond

BetterBond offers bond pre-qualifications and home loan origination services to consumers in South Africa looking to buy a new residential home.

The business was started by the current CEO, Rudi Botha, in 2000 when mortgage origination in South Africa was still in its infancy. BetterBond grew rapidly and in 2003 merged with PA Homeloans to become the country's biggest originator within a year.

Over the past 19 years, BetterBond has helped more than one million South Africans on their journey to owning a home.

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Our name says it all

At BetterBond, we know that a better bond means a better life for you, and for your loved ones. Knowing that by helping people find a home to call their own, we're changing lives and making a difference – one title deed at a time. And that, really, is why we do what we do!

What makes a bond better is finding the deal that best suits your needs – whether it's a lower interest rate – which could mean hundreds and thousands of rands in savings over your bond term – or a 100% loan with zero deposit. Shopping around will ensure the banks compete for your deal.

Whatever your needs may be, we'll find you a better deal

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Knowing what you can afford

Knowing what you can afford will put you in a better position to find that dream home. Feel free to use our quick and easy calculators to get a general sense of what you can afford – from the purchase price to monthly repayments, and a possible deposit required.

Then, once you are ready to take the next step and are serious about buying, our completely FREE, no-strings-attached pre-qualification process puts you in a better position to buy that dream home. We'll assess your finances, do a quick credit check and issue you with a Pre-Qualification Certificate – all within 24 hours.

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Applying for a bond

Once you’ve found that perfect dream home, we’ll find you the perfect home loan.

Our home loan experts will go to ridiculous lengths to get you the best deal on your home loan. We’ll do all the paperwork, we’ll submit to the major banks on your behalf, we’ll negotiate for you, we’ll present you with the various bank offers and you just choose the offer that’s better for you!

Best of all, we do all of this at absolutely no cost to you! Better, right?

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