CEO of debt counselling firm Debt Credit Matters Rodger Brown explains to Fin24 how the lack of employment opportunities is slowing down the economy.

CEO of debt counselling firm Debt Credit Matters Rodger Brown explains to Fin24 how the lack of employment opportunities is slowing down the economy.

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What is reckless lending?

2017-02-07 18:19

A Fin24 user wants to know what is meant by the term reckless lending.

Seeking advice on ditching a loan shark

2017-01-30 06:38

A Fin24 user who is stuck with a loan shark seeks debt consolidation to alleviate her debt burden.

How to benefit from stable interest rate

2017-01-25 16:12

The SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates unchanged gives consumers a timely reprieve as many are likely recovering from festive season spending.

Three more municipalities avert power cuts

2017-01-16 11:40

Eskom has suspended planned supply interruptions to three more municipalities after reaching payment agreements with them.

5 tips to avoid starting the New Year in a debt trap

2016-12-30 15:27

There are five things to consider in avoiding the real possibility of returning from the holidays with empty pockets, says an expert.

How to get through January after overspending

2016-12-29 12:49

The first month of the year is always a tough one financially as the festive season overspending hits consumers' wallets as well as looming expenses.

Survival Kit: Find the hidden cash in your home

2016-12-21 12:23

A recent experiment highlights that many South African households have more money than they realise tied up in unwanted goods.

SA capitalists on investment strike - Numsa

2016-12-13 14:26

Big business in South Africa have been on a “capital strike” in recent years, not investing back into the economy, says the National Union of Metalworkers SA.

Glencore to pay $1bn dividend after rally

2016-12-01 16:08

Glencore will reinstate its dividend next year and plans to pay out a minimum of $1bn annually following a rebound in commodity prices and a reduction in its debt.


SA consumers felt less vulnerable late in 2016 - index

2017-02-10 18:37

South African consumers felt financially less vulnerable in the fourth quarter of 2016, as shown in the latest MMI Unisa Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index.

Paying off two credit cards

2017-02-02 21:07

A Fin24 user with two credit cards wants to know if he should get a consolidated loan to pay them off.

Fuel price hike will create toxic mix - debt expert

2017-01-25 19:57

An expected increase in the fuel price will create a toxic mix that is going to severely impact debt ridden South Africans, says a debt expert.

How to stick to your financial resolutions

2017-01-20 10:12

Financial change starts one step at a time and it is certainly not something we achieve overnight. The secret to a successful resolution is to keep it simple and to break it down to something manageable.

Households less vulnerable to economic shocks

2017-01-03 17:57

Lower debt levels are making households less vulnerable to economic and interest rate shocks, says FNB household and property sector strategist John Loos.

Why SA consumers are in for a rough ride in 2017

2016-12-30 13:41

2017 will be a tough year and consumers who had difficulty making ends meet in 2016 are going to find it much harder in the New Year, warns a debt expert.

Handy financial tips for the New Year

2016-12-22 18:29

There is no better way to kick off the New Year than with the best financial resolution in mind, namely lowering your debt pile, says a debt expert.

Zim power utility owes Eskom over R400m

2016-12-15 16:40

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority is owing Eskom R443m for power supply as at 2 December, according to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Millions owed in reversed debit orders put jobs, the indebted at risk

2016-12-04 16:22

Despite repeated requests by debt counsellors and payment distribution agencies for the department of trade and industry and the National Credit Regulator to intervene, the entire debt counselling industry could collapse.

Jammine: Pravin’s being naive – ANC infighting WILL block economic reforms.

2016-11-29 11:17

Pravin Gordhan’s view that political turmoil won't distract the ANC from the structural reforms needed to avoid a junk downgrade seems naive, says an economist.

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