Money scam targeting consumers using Old Mutual as a front

2016-10-21 18:44

A money scheme targeting black-listed consumers under the pretence of being Old Mutual is doing the rounds again.

Three credit score myths debunked

2016-10-05 06:57

TransUnion has provided the following facts to debunk various myths surrounding consumers and their credit scores.

Lewis faces fine for breaching National Credit Act

2016-09-14 16:33

Lewis Stores is guilty of infringing the National Credit Act, relating to credit insurance and disability cover sold to pensioners and self-employed consumers.

Household credit cycle one of the weakest in history

2016-08-31 16:37

Household credit is likely to remain under pressure, as banks remain stringent on lending criteria and high debt levels restrain demand for increased borrowing.

B2B lending could help avoid downgrade - expert

2016-08-17 15:36

Responsible business to business lending - based on reliable information - could go a long way in solving SA's challenge of job creation, says a credit 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.


SA metros lack credit and revenue controls - report

2016-10-19 17:32

Approximately 75% of the total debt owed to South Africa's metros was outstanding for more than 90 days up until June this year.

Consumer watchdog cleared of Lewis allegations

2016-09-30 17:15

David Woollam of consumer watchdog Summit Financial Partners says his name has been cleared by the FSB regarding allegations of insider trading by Lewis Stores.

Another lender pulls plug on Eskom

2016-09-01 15:42

A European bank has become the second money manager to halt lending to Eskom after SA’s biggest specialist fixed-income manager stopped extending credit.

UK consumer credit rises at fastest pace in a decade

2016-08-24 12:13

UK consumer credit has risen the fastest in almost a decade in July, as shoppers hit the stores for summer goods and took advantage of low interest rates on loans.

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.

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