R13bn lower oil consumer boon not enough

2015-03-15 12:44

An amount of R13bn has to date been injected back into the pockets of South African households due to lower oil prices, says an economist.

Rich in for a budget shock - expert

2015-02-20 14:57

High net worth individuals are in for a shock from the upcoming National Budget, which will be announced next week, warns an expert.

Lower fuel prices boon for consumers

2015-01-05 10:05

There seems to be no global consensus on the level at which fuel prices will stabilise, but the current situation is extremely positive for consumers, says the AA.

CPI inflation slows in November

2014-12-10 10:28

South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed to 5.8% year-on-year in November, in line with market forecasts.

Fraud spikes as crooks try to hit shoppers

2014-11-20 14:10

Credit and debit card fraud has seen a sharp upward spike as fraudsters prowl for holiday shoppers and an expert provides some handy tips for consumers.

Cell C: Expert warns on consumer backlash

2014-11-12 12:33

Fed up with the postal strike, Eskom's never-ending troubles and the e-toll saga, the South African public is almost ripe for revolt, cautions an expert.

Petrol price dip not licence to spend

2014-11-03 15:33

The drop in the fuel price may bring temporary relief, but consumer debt remains high, warns an expert.

Average price of small home R820 000

2014-10-06 14:43

Single digit nominal price growth is forecast for the remainder of the year and in 2015, says an expert.

Japan cuts economic assessment

2014-09-19 12:00

Japan has downgraded its assessment of the economy in its monthly report for September for the first time in four months due to weak consumer spending.

Big-spending Britons drive economy

2014-08-29 17:15

Big-spending Britons have powered the economy in August as they became more confident about the recovery and their finances.


Millions of consumers use small loans to buy food

2015-03-11 16:29

Over half of SA's credit active consumers are over-indebted and micro-lending affects many in poorer communities, says the SA Human Rights Commission.

Premier Foods sees positives in supermarket wars

2015-01-23 13:19

The owner of Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy, Premier Foods, could gain shelf space in the intensifying battle for shoppers among Britain's supermarkets.

Possible food price relief for consumers

2014-12-24 07:00

Consumers can look forward to a slowdown or even decline in food price inflation, says an agriculture body.

New code for consumer goods, services

2014-12-03 12:45

New industry code of conduct to apply to all suppliers of consumer goods and services.

SA consumers don't feel in control - index

2014-11-12 17:05

About 73% of consumers did not feel in control of their financial situation in the third quarter of 2014, shows the MBD Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index.

Consumers feel credit pinch as economy sinks

2014-11-05 17:14

SA is heading for its third straight year of declining credit health with household cash flow levels falling to their lowest point since 2010, an index shows.

Cape Town consumers most optimistic, Jozi least

2014-10-29 12:00

While consumers in Cape Town have become much more optimistic, those in Johannesburg are more pessimistic, according to a consumer confidence index.

Survey looks at consumer complaints

2014-09-24 07:00

A survey of the complaints brought to the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman shows just how consumer protection regulations are being put into action.

Consumers more likely to service future debt

2014-09-10 13:08

There has been a decline in the household sector's vulnerability to service its future debt, says First National Bank.


The downgrading of the country's four big banks will likely raise the borrowing costs for consumers and subject them to more stringent credit checks.

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