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Durban Convey Club – Nov 07

23 November 2007

Dear Club Member,

The countdown to Christmas has begun - 39 days left! We've included a recipe for Christmas cookies in this month's club, to get you in the mood.

Birthday Wishes

Best wishes to our club members celebrating birthdays this month. We hope you all have a wonderful day:

Alisha Rampathar 5th November
Bertha Kendall 11th November
Dumisani Zwane 12th November
Dumisani Luyanda Zwane 12th November
Angela Walton 13th November
Shamin Ramsudh 18th November
Letitia McCallum 22nd November
Laura Carlsson 23rd November
Mandy MacFarlane 27nd November
Natalie Moonsamy 30th November



Competition

The winner of last month's competition was Surishka Seethal, with the correct answer of "Electronic Message Status". Congratulations Surishka, and enjoy putting you shopping voucher to good use!



Tips and Tricks

Standard Bank - Cost of Credit
It seems that some clients still receive instructions where there are no tier details in the instruction, which leads to a blank Paragraph 4. Should you experience this, please contact your bank ALO.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
A STANDARD BANK LOAN TYPE - LIBERATOR BONDS:
"Essentially, Liberator is a collateral-based debt facility that allows you to consolidate your home loans at one preferential rate. The Liberator facility is coupled with a transaction account and therefore allows you to make deposits or withdrawals using any of our electronic banking channels.

How is a Liberator facility structured?

The minimum Liberator facility amount is R500 000. Mortgage bonds, shares, life policies and unit trusts are accepted as security for the facility. Liberator allows you to make any number of lump sum transfers to the account, in addition to normal repayments at any time. You can transfer funds up to your account limit for any purpose. No penalties are payable for early repayment of the loan.

What do I need to qualify for a Liberator facility?

To be granted a Liberator facility you need to have:
  • an income of at least R500 000 a year in your individual capacity
  • a clean credit record; and
  • a Standard Bank transaction account or be willing to open one"



BONDS & TRANSFERS - FEE REDUCTION
Did you know that you can now stipulate a specific reduction amount in the financial tab? Or you can enter a percentage which will then be calculated and the Fee Reduction Amount will show the amount to be discounted.




This month's recipe - Christmas Gingerbread Cookies



Ingredients
3 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarb
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 gingerbread boy-shaped cookie cutter
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup molasses
1 or 2 eggs

Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Put all dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add in the butter, molasses and eggs and mix until completely blended.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 45 minutes.
  5. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface & cut into shapes.
  6. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet about 2" apart & bake 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Decorate with icing.



Registering

Registration to our club is free. If you have not yet joined, please click on the following prompt Durban GhostConvey Club, fill in your details and send.

Words of Wisdom
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

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