ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT

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.

Edcon faces fine for breaching credit act

2015-11-08 12:02

Edcon has been wrongly charging consumers a fee for clubs linked to store cards, according to the National Credit Regulator.

R67m customer refund is not the end of Lewis challenge

2015-10-27 15:11

Lewis Group's intention to refund a total of R67.1m to customers for the cost of loss of employment insurance, is a good start, but not yet the end, says a consumer watchdog.

 

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.

Govt cap on interest rates to help consumers - dti

2015-11-13 17:31

The new maximum interest rates for all types of credit agreements would reduce the cost of credit for consumers, according to the Department of Trade and Industry.

Edcon won’t stop providing credit – new CEO

2015-11-03 15:47

It will become a lot harder to provide credit, but a good retailer must work with this while at the same time trying to grow cash sales, says Edcon's CEO.

Consumers lie to get credit - debt collector

2015-09-08 18:01

A Fin24 reader, who is a debt collector, responds to Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies' warning of affordability tests coming regarding the grant of credit.

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