ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT

Reluctance to grant medium, high value vehicle and asset finance loans

2016-07-12 20:17

There has been a 19% increase in vehicle and asset finance accounts more than three months in arrears, according to credit bureau Compuscan.

Government Gazette ushers in new era for credit providers

2016-06-09 13:43

A new ruling means that all credit providers who charge interest, no matter how small the principal amount, will have to register under the National Credit Act.

Households now have least amount of cash since 2010

2016-05-16 07:54

Research indicates households currently have the least amount of cash available since 2010.

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.

How not to be thrown under the debt bus

2016-02-11 16:48

You don’t need to be a financial expert to see that 2016 is going to be a tough year, says a financial planner.

Four key risks to consider when investing

2016-02-02 12:30

To avoid permanent loss of capital, investors need to manage four key risks. John Kennedy, director of wealth planning at Citadel, explains.

Relief for Lewis washing machine customer

2016-01-22 19:00

The man at the centre of a washing machine row has breathed a sigh of relief after Lewis Stores fully refunded his deposit and confirmed that they have cancelled his contract.

How to talk to your partner about money

2016-01-22 09:55

In episode 15 of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French shares how to talk to your partner about the "elephant in the room" - money.

Treasury aware Citigroup cancelled SAA's credit facility

2016-01-11 09:30

Treasury is aware that Citigroup has cancelled a credit facility for SAA and is working with the airline to ensure it has enough liquidity to continue operating.

Beware of unsecured credit after rate hike - expert

2015-11-20 20:01

Consumers should be wary of taking out unsecured credit to fund consumption spending as the effect on their pocket will be exacerbated by the rate increase, cautions an expert.

 

Edcon seeks bondholder consent for new credit facility

2016-07-06 18:37

Edcon is seeking consent from senior creditors to obtain as much as R1.5bn from banks and bondholders in a new facility as the retailer restructures its debt.

Junk rating risk looms as SA awaits S&P decision

2016-06-03 16:50

South Africa faces the prospect of being cut to junk on Friday, which could weaken the nation’s currency and bonds, or being spared for at least six months.

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.

Taking control of your debt

2016-02-16 13:22

Consumers need to take a hard look at their debt given the current economic conditions. Eunice Sibiya, head of consumer education at FNB, gives advice on how you can manage your debt.

Lewis in move to curb cost confusion

2016-02-09 06:25

Lewis Group is launching a specialised call centre to limit any potential misunderstandings of the costs, services and fees to be paid by customers.

Brian Kantor: Credit – SA success story. Regulation stagnating.

2016-01-29 07:57

Credit is a South African success story because it has played a big role in boosting the living standards of many with a rising income but little wealth to draw upon.

Debt experts slam Lewis in washing machine row

2016-01-22 14:41

A consumer watchdog and an independent debt counsellor have criticised Lewis over the charges on a washing machine sold on credit to a 60-year old gardener.

Lewis hits back in R18k washing machine row

2016-01-22 07:52

Lewis has denied any allegations of reckless lending in a case where a customer in George was charged a total of R17 955 for a R5 999 washing machine.

How to avoid the festive season debt trap

2015-12-22 13:19

Weigh up your options carefully before taking out a loan to pay for those extras over the festive season, warns an expert.

Edcon in debt refinance talks

2015-11-19 20:02

Edcon Holdings is in talks to refinance debt as the company seeks to increase cash flow and to focus on attracting more customers to its stores.

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