ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT

Late payments dilemma

2014-04-04 09:35

Advice for a user who is battling with clients paying late or withholding payment.

ANC cheers bold consumer moves

2014-04-01 15:43

Government's steps to ease the burden of high communication costs and access to credit for many South Africans is bold and decisive, says the ANC.

Households credit wary amid rate hike fears

2014-03-31 11:49

SA households are trying to reduce their vulnerability to future interest rate hikes by keeping their credit growth more in check, says an expert.

Support for tighter credit regulation

2014-03-12 18:11

While the national credit amendment bill faces strong opposition from many credit lenders, there is also some support in the industry for stricter regulation.

Consumer credit health still deteriorating

2014-01-31 08:00

The latest TransUnion Consumer Credit Index shows that consumer credit health remains under pressure.

Public hearings on credit amendment bill

2014-01-17 15:46

Public hearings on the national credit amendment bill, which has been referred to the portfolio committee on trade and industry, will take place soon.

SA women suffering financial meltdown

2013-10-10 05:00

More and more women are finding themselves in a financial pickle due to their love of spending on credit.

SA women suffering financial meltdown

2013-10-09 11:51

More and more women are finding themselves in a financial pickle due to their love of spending on credit.

NCR urges consumers to be responsible

2013-09-30 13:36

National Credit Regulator CEO Nomsa Motshegare has encouraged consumers to live within their means as South Africans with impaired credit records increase.

Women much better at handling debt

2013-08-21 13:16

Many men wait until it is too late to do much about their debt situation, according to a survey.

Absa warns on loan income, earnings up

2013-07-30 08:03

Absa Group expects loan income to remain under pressure as demand for credit in South Africa stays weak, says chief executive Maria Ramos.

Credit growth slows to 9.05%

2013-06-28 10:39

Growth in credit demand by South Africa's private sector has slowed to 9.05% in May, from 9.13% in April, central bank data shows

How to negotiate with creditors

2013-05-14 09:53

Before approaching a creditor, there are three steps to follow to ensure successful negotiation. Read it here.

Credit growth slows to 7.79%

2013-04-30 09:49

Growth in credit demand by South Africa's private sector has slowed to 7.79% year-on-year in March from 7.88% in February, Reserve Bank data shows.

Beware the debt trap as price hikes bite

2013-04-03 17:00

With rocketing food, fuel and electricity prices, more and more analysts are warning South Africans to make sure they can live within their means.

Consumers owe R1.39 trillion

2012-12-13 16:37

New credit granted to consumers has increased by 4.92%, according to the quarterly report of the National Credit Regulator.

Consumers owe more than R1 trillion

2012-10-18 16:35

The total outstanding amount owed by consumers stands at R1.36 trillion, says the National Credit Regulator.

Credit providers nailed in KZN

2012-08-15 15:57

Seventeen credit providers have been arrested for allegedly using illegal collection methods against consumers in the Nqutu district.

10 Debt and Credit Lies

2012-07-09 12:00

Financial expert Iona Minton debunks 10 credit and debt myths.

Why you need to know your credit score

2012-07-02 11:33

Are you striving towards financial freedom? Start by looking at your current credit record and work from there. Here's how.

Sarb: Unsecured credit boom not a bubble

2012-04-25 10:19

Growth in unsecured credit has not led to a bubble and banks are managing their exposure, says the Reserve Bank in a review of the financial system.

The Capitec effect

2011-08-04 00:00

Having flooded middle and upper income earners with credit ahead of the implementation of the National Credit Act (NCA) in June 2007, new data shows South African lenders have significantly grown their high margin unsecured lending books over the past year.

Growth picks up

2011-06-16 00:00

Credit growth picked up in April, largely due to an increase in corporate credit demand. The SA Reserve Bank watches credit and money supply figures as an early warning signal of excessive demand in the economy, which could signal future inflation.

Ombud says most credit disputes resolved

2011-04-13 11:03

The credit ombudsman says his office ruled in favour of consumers in the majority of complaints made against credit providers.

 

Challenge for credit industry to innovate

2014-04-03 18:01

Credit lenders should not moan about the new credit amnesty, but should rather look for new ways of deriving consumer information, says an expert.

Credit cleansing for consumers

2014-03-31 20:45

Consumers are urged to approach credit bureaus as the much anticipated credit amnesty kicks in.

Losing sleep over late payments

2014-03-26 16:08

A Fin24 has a big problem with clients paying late or withholding payment altogether.

SA aims to tighten debt collection

2014-02-21 18:58

The national credit amendment bill, which seeks to make it illegal to collect prescribed or expired debts, has been adopted by parliamentary committee.

South Africa's credit growth slows

2014-01-30 10:03

Growth in credit demand from South Africa's private sector has slowed year-on-year in December.

Marikana credit registration cancelled

2013-11-01 16:49

The registration of a credit provider operating at Marikana, has been cancelled for contravening the National Credit Act, the National Credit Regulator says.

Wonga's SA growth 'exceeds expectations'

2013-10-09 19:44

Online short-term loan provider Wonga has achieved phenomenal growth in South Africa, despite growing concerns over levels of unsecured lending.

SA women suffering financial meltdown

2013-10-09 10:21

More and more women are finding themselves in a financial pickle due to their love of spending on credit.

Amnesty spells trouble for credit industry

2013-09-10 07:55

The credit industry will face a crisis if debt amnesty proposals are implemented, industry players warn.

Consumers get back R3m in credit charges

2013-08-13 14:13

Over R3m has been refunded to consumers charged excessive interest and fees by credit providers, according to the National Credit Regulator.

SA's credit growth slows

2013-07-29 09:32

Growth in credit demand from South Africa's private sector has slowed to 8.91% in June from 9.05% in May, Reserve Bank data shows.

Consumer credit health deteriorating

2013-05-28 12:54

TransUnion has released data reflecting a sustained deterioration in consumer credit health, indicating that consumer credit has fallen sharply.

Watchdog steps up credit fight

2013-05-02 16:53

The National Credit Regulator is intensifying its fight against non-compliant credit providers, CEO Nomsa Motshegare warns.

UK credit scheme to aid small firms

2013-04-25 12:06

Britain seeks to inject new life into the country's stagnant economy by giving banks greater incentives to lend to small and medium-sized firms.

Freestate credit provider fined

2013-02-15 15:32

A Winburg credit provider has been fined R900 000 and his agreements declared unlawful by the National Consumer Tribunal.

Zimbabwe's credit bubble bursts

2012-08-17 14:46

Zimbabweans from all walks of life are drowning in debt as possessions of high rollers and common folk alike are auctioned off for a song.

Why you need to know your credit score

2012-08-07 12:00

Are you striving towards financial freedom? Start by looking at your current credit record and work from there. Here's how.

Why you need to know your credit score

2012-07-06 12:00

Are you striving towards financial freedom? Start by looking at your current credit record and work from there. Here's how.

10 Debt and Credit Lies

2012-07-04 13:20

Financial expert Iona Minton debunks 10 credit and debt myths.

Credit health declines

2012-05-29 12:12

South Africa's consumer credit health deteriorated between the first and second quarters this year, according to the Transunion consumer credit index.

Blue back in the black in Q1

2011-11-01 16:26

Blue Financial Services says it has made a profit of R21.8m in the first quarter after a loss in the same comparable period last year.

More consumers granted credit

2011-06-29 17:51

Growth in credit to consumers in March increased by 31% compared to a year ago.

Demand for credit rises

2011-05-31 08:59

Credit extension to the private sector grew at a rate of 6.18% year-on-year in April, according to data from the South African Reserve Bank.

His & her debt

2011-04-08 16:12

If you are heading down the marital aisle, whether for the first of fifth time make sure you get intimate with your partners finances.

 
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