Good debt vs bad debt: Get clued up!

2016-05-04 13:52

A large percentage of the South African population is currently in debt and what is not always fully understood is that debt is not just debt; there are in fact different types of debt.

Household credit growth reflects subdued economy

2016-04-29 17:18

Consumers are expected to experience increased financial pressure this year, which will impact their credit-risk profiles and vulnerability, caution experts.

Am I still liable for my old African Bank debt?

2016-04-26 19:18

A Fin24 user who has loan accounts with African Bank wants to know if she's still liable for the debt after five years.

African Bank’s revival – the hard lessons learnt

2016-04-22 13:30

An asset manager talks about the reincarnated African Bank and looks at the hard lessons retail investors and the asset management community learnt from Abil’s demise.

Threatened with garnishing my salary

2016-04-15 02:08

A Fin24 user who says he has been threatened with a garnishee order seeks advice.

Do you have the right budget for your lifestyle?

2016-03-30 15:30

Where should your hard-earned money go? Paul Nixon, Head of Investment Product Enablement at Barclays Africa shares how a budget can help you allocate your money wisely.

No steady job, can I go under debt review?

2016-03-20 21:36

A Fin24 user wants to know if she is allowed to apply for debt review even though she's unemployed.

Rate increase, April price hikes fuel debt time bomb - expert

2016-03-17 20:05

The Sarb's latest hike in the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7% will blow everyone’s budgets, warns a debt expert.

Should I sell my flat to pay off debt, user asks

2016-03-11 07:39

A Fin24 user who is undergoing debt review and a few months away from retirement, wants to know if he should sell some of his assets to pay off debt.

Municipalities write off R574m as bad debt

2016-03-04 19:45

Spending by municipalities has generally increased from the first quarter of this year, but is still poor compared to the second quarter of the previous year, says Treasury.


How to face the harsh reality of small business liquidation

2016-05-04 08:00

Some small business owners are struggling to make ends meet and the decision to become insolvent may be difficult. Thomas van Zyl, Insolvency Practitioner at Mazars, shares advice on the route to take when your business is not going to make it.

Saving not all about tax breaks - expert

2016-04-27 15:47

While calling on SA policy makers to provide more tax breaks, South Africans should address their own behaviour as well, cautions an expert.

3 steps to get out of debt

2016-04-26 17:24

The latest quarterly reports released by the National Credit Regulator (NCR) show South African’s are still over-burdened by personal debt issues.

4 ways to stay afloat during tough financial times

2016-04-20 06:35

As the cost of living continues to soar, the biggest financial mistake you can make is failing to acknowledge that you might be at risk of becoming over-indebted.

22 million South Africans have a credit facility - debt expert

We spoke to debt expert Neil Roets on Friday when the Department of Energy announced massive fuel price hikes for the coming week. In this video we find our more about indebted South African consumers and what some of their options are. Watch.

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Will debts for unemployed be written off?

2016-03-20 21:47

A Fin24 user who has been unemployed for more than six months wants to know if creditors can write off her debts since she's unable to pay them.

China’s central bank chief sounds debt alarm

2016-03-20 15:00

People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan has sounded a warning over rising debt levels, saying the country must develop more robust capital markets.

ANC calls for debt forgiveness as consumers owe R1.63trn

2016-03-15 14:48

About 10 million South Africans are over-indebted and SA’s gross debtors' book stands at a whopping R1.63trn, says the National Credit Regulator.

Make your home loan work for you

2016-03-10 14:17

Tommy Nel, head of credit at FNB Home Loans, illustrates how you can use further lending to capitalise on the low cost of your home loan and fund your other borrowing requirements.

Brown: Eskom debt could climb to R350bn within 5yrs

2016-03-03 18:00

Eskom had a debt of R333 billion at the end of last year, according to a written parliamentary reply by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Browne.

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