ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT

Low growth in SA household credit, mortgage balances

2015-06-30 18:36

Subdued growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the SA household sector has continued up to May 2015, says an expert.

Avoid being an ATM on legs

2015-05-30 10:20

Friends and money generally don’t mix, as many people have found out the hard way.

Five good financial habits

2015-05-04 16:40

Sound financial health begins with understanding your lifestyle and by knowing where you spend your money, according to African Bank.

Why peer-to-peer lending is booming

2015-04-05 14:56

The market is growing for peer-lending brokers as banks remain cautious about opening up their loan books while being pressed with tighter regulations.

Five financial resolutions to stick to in 2015

2015-01-14 12:00

New Year's resolutions come and go, but one aspect of your life where you should try to change resolutions into habits is your finances.

Consumer credit index up slightly

2014-11-05 17:38

The Consumer Credit Index shows credit health deteriorated at a slower pace in the third quarter compared to the second quarter of 2014.

Spain to probe firms over credit card misuse

2014-10-03 17:15

Spain's tax office will investigate the large companies over possible misuse of corporate credit cards, after accusations of mass abuse at a savings bank.

ConCourt to hear credit appeal

2014-09-15 20:00

The Constitutional Court will hear an appeal on whether a credit provider's failure to register under the credit act invalidates a loan agreement.

Cash repayments part of African Bank collapse

2014-09-15 12:32

The problems at African Bank could perhaps have been avoided if it relied less on cash repayments of loans, suggests an expert.

JD Group soars on finance unit sale news

2014-09-02 10:16

The share price of JD Group has jumped more than 5% in early trade after the struggling furniture retailer said it will sell its financing arm.

 

Interest rate hike before end of year - expert

2015-05-31 12:34

Headline consumer price inflation is forecast to rise and interest rates are likely to be hiked before year-end and through 2016, warns an expert.

Pros and cons of debt consolidation

2015-05-22 14:08

Although debt consolidation has its advantages, there are also unforeseen negative consequences, says Clark Gardner of Summit Financial Wellbeing.

Is your credit profile costing you?

2015-04-12 16:11

Find out more about credit profiles, what your credit profile is used for, why blacklisting is a myth and how you can keep your credit profile clean.

S&P downgrades Russia's credit rating

2015-01-27 09:15

Ratings agency S&P has cut Russia's sovereign credit rating to junk status, bringing it below investment grade for the first time in a decade.

NCR targets lenders breaking the law

2014-12-03 05:00

The National Credit Regulator is continuing its fight against money lenders breaking the law.

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.

Consumers urged to use credit responsibly

2014-09-25 11:06

New credit extended for mortgages has grown by R2.3bn for the quarter ended June, according to the National Credit Regulator.

ConCourt to hear credit appeal

2014-09-15 19:58

The Constitutional Court will hear an appeal on whether a credit provider's failure to register under the credit act invalidates a loan agreement.

Beware of 'sharks in suits' - minister

2014-09-11 13:03

Sharks in suits are preying on social grant beneficiaries and looting their bank accounts, warns Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Bank downgrades bad news for consumers

2014-08-27 07:00

The downgrade of SA's four biggest banks means consumers will likely pay more when seeking loans and be subject to stringent credit checks, says an expert.

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