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Can you afford to have a baby?

2017-08-17 16:22

A financial planner at Alexander Forbes Retail looks at some potential financial implications to consider before you decide to have a baby.

Businesses still under stress due to debt in Q2

2017-08-16 20:29

Business debt conditions in the second quarter of 2017 have continued to deteriorate in South Africa – albeit at a marginally slower pace than the first quarter.

Slowdown in credit extension - NCR

2017-08-11 07:00

There has been a seasonal slowdown in credit extension, according to the latest Consumer Credit Market Report and Credit Bureau Monitor.

Prioritise debt relief for the poorest of the poor - Treasury

2017-08-02 20:30

Although a large number of people in South Africa are over-indebted it does not mean their debt needs to be extinguished as they have assets and earn an income in many instances, says an official from National Treasury.

Specialist court for business rescue needed - expert

2017-07-27 05:00

Experts share why a specialist court to preside over matters related to business recue is needed.

Mystery of Eskom's money

2017-07-18 07:50

The clock is ticking for scandal-infested Eskom as it readies to release its financial results amid confusion around the state firm’s true financial solvency.

Surge in German bond yields triggers fresh rout in global debt

2017-07-06 15:08

The drop in global government bonds have gathered pace, spilling over to equities, as German bond yields climbed to their highest level in 18 months.

Saving is the way to financial freedom - Fin24 user

2017-07-01 06:00

Sticking to a plan of saving and investing is a painful exercise, but when you start you gain financial freedom, says a Fin24 user.

Debt warning: Don’t be fooled by petrol price relief

2017-06-29 18:49

While motorists can expect a further 60c drop in the petrol price next month, SA is still in a technical recession and the price could increase in months ahead, warned a debt expert.

Mozambique banks snared in debt crisis must merge to thrive

2017-06-28 10:57

Mozambique’s smaller banks should combine in an effort to overcome the blow dealt by government debt defaults after four lenders failed over nine months.

 

Six steps to reaching your retirement destination

2017-08-17 11:11

The journey to retirement will come with its share of sacrifices. PSG Wealth’s Schalk Louw shares six steps that will make it all worth it once you reach your destination.

What to do if you can't afford your bond repayments

2017-08-15 17:40

What happens when, as a homeowner, you find yourself under unexpected financial strain and your bond repayments suddenly become more than you can handle?

In debt we trust for US consumers with $12.7trn burden

2017-08-10 12:18

After deleveraging in the aftermath of the last US recession, Americans have once again taken on record debt loads that risk holding back the economy.

Why business rescue practitioners get a bad rap

2017-07-30 12:00

At a seminar on business rescue experts unpacked the reasons for the negative sentiment towards the industry.

Softening the financial blow of divorce in SA

2017-07-19 08:30

Divorce can be financially and emotionally crippling on all involved and it is important to make decisions based on sound financial advice, says an expert.

Savings survey shows hope for winning war on debt

2017-07-11 16:10

South Africans are paying off debt faster and borrowing less, the Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor for 2017 shows.

China's $162bn dealmaker debt raises alarm amid probe

2017-07-05 09:30

China has struck deal after deal to acquire companies abroad over the last few years. Now the bill is coming due.

Tougher stance towards business rescue practitioners

2017-06-29 19:27

New legislation will require attorneys, accountants, liquidators and business management professionals, who seek to practise as business rescue professionals, to be registered.

Ghana to apply for extension on IMF credit programme

2017-06-28 11:59

Ghana will ask for an eight-month extension to its credit programme with the International Monetary Fund after failing to rein in public spending last year.

Economic headwinds stressing out consumers - index

2017-06-26 10:42

Uncertainties in the economy are adding pressure to consumers, who are feeling more financially stressed, an index shows.

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