In the third episode of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French discusses how to build an emergency fund.

In the third episode of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French discusses how to build an emergency fund.

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2015-10-04 15:41

There are 82 days left before Christmas and if you want to survive it without your wallet taking a pounding, now is the time to start planning.

Labour Wrap: How death kills us financially

2015-10-01 08:45

South Africans tend to spend more time and resources on planning for death rather than life, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

AfDB to help Zim clear arrears

2015-09-16 10:51

The African Development Bank is set to help Zimbabwe settle its arrears to the bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Debit order fraudsters could be dealt a blow

2015-09-15 06:29

Debit order fraudsters could be dealt a blow should businesses implement authenticated early debit orders more widely, says an expert.

Consumers lie to get credit - debt collector

2015-09-08 18:01

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Govt acts on garnishee 'abuse' in public sector

2015-09-03 20:30

The gGovernment has appointed a company to investigate the abuse of emolument attachment orders, also known as garnishee orders, in the public services sector.

Tips to be more credit smart

2015-08-31 17:16

Credit can be a useful tool only if you understand what credit is, how to get it and how to use it wisely, according to an expert at FNB.

Seven ways to weather the economic storm

2015-08-30 15:00

For the past two years consumers were warned that there were tough times ahead, while day-to-day living became more and more expensive.

The rights of a debt collector

2015-08-19 16:19

Tracey Swart, director of sales and customer relationships at the Blake Group, offers her views on the rights of creditors and debt collectors.


How to build wealth

2015-10-05 18:38

What is wealth creation really about? Simon Brown explains how acquiring the right assets can make you money.

Tighten your belt and stick to a plan

2015-10-04 15:18

SA could very well be on the cusp of a recession, and the majority of consumers are only one or two steps away from disaster or debilitating debt. Scary statistics from both an economist and a local financial wellness study point to the fact that it’s high time to start keeping a sharper eye on your finances if you haven’t done so already, writes Neesa Moodley

Consumer consent for credit bureau check

2015-09-30 07:34

A Fin24 user wants to know if creditors need consumer consent before accessing the consumer's credit bureau information.

Loosen the debt review noose

2015-09-16 10:00

Earlier this year, as part of the National Credit Amendment Act, new guidelines were issued that outlined when a person may exit debt review. Previously, you could only exit debt review once you had paid all your rearranged debts in full and had ...

Higher SA rates to pile on debt pressures, dent saving

2015-09-11 16:42

Looming interest rate hikes will only make it harder for heavily indebted households to repay loans, leaving little extra money to set aside.

Rob Davies warns reckless lenders

2015-09-07 16:31

With an economy on shaky ground and consumers with less disposable income, lenders will look to expand their business, warns trade minister Rob Davies.

Cash-strapped use valuables for short-term loans

2015-08-31 20:00

Asset-rich, cash-strapped South Africans are increasingly leveraging the value of their personal assets to gain access to short-term loans, says a lender.

Big increase in women using credit

2015-08-31 17:09

There has been a significant increase in the number of credit-active women in South Africa, according to the latest data released by credit bureau Compuscan.

AngloGold offers to buy back bonds to cut debt

2015-08-24 20:00

AngloGold Ashanti has offered to buy back $810m of high-yield bonds to cut the third-largest gold producer’s interest payments by almost a third.

Theft, customer debt heavy burden on Eskom

2015-08-11 15:24

Eskom's arrear customer debt has increased across all segments over the past financial year, with approximately 38% of debt outstanding for more than 60 days.

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