ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT

ADVERTORIAL: The man wants you in debt!

2015-07-21 14:23

“The man” wins when you buy appliances on credit. He wants you in debt because then he owns you.

Lewis to co-operate with Tribunal on complaints

2015-07-09 15:41

Lewis Group says it will co-operate with the National Consumer Tribunal in a case regarding alleged breaches of the National Credit Act.

Consumer watchdog takes Lewis on over charges

2015-07-08 07:54

Lewis Group is countering allegations by a consumer watchdog, which claims to have discovered questionable charges during an undercover shopping exercise.

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.

 

Tips for selecting a lender

2015-07-13 11:24

Too often business owners and property investors in South Africa fall prey to predatory lending, which can swiftly put businesses into debt, warns an expert.

Lewis to be investigated over credit insurance

2015-07-09 11:34

SA's credit regulator has asked the National Consumer Tribunal to impose a fine on Lewis Group for allegedly mis-selling credit insurance.

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.

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