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.

Cash-strapped use valuables for short-term loans

2015-08-31 20:00

Asset-rich, cash-strapped South Africans are increasingly leveraging the value of their personal assets to gain access to short-term loans, says a lender.

Big increase in women using credit

2015-08-31 17:09

There has been a significant increase in the number of credit-active women in South Africa, according to the latest data released by credit bureau Compuscan.

SA Govt credit outlook 'stable' - Moody's

2015-08-12 17:07

The credit outlook of the South African Government is stable, according to a credit opinion report issued by Moody's.

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.


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.

Rob Davies warns reckless lenders

2015-09-07 16:31

With an economy on shaky ground and consumers with less disposable income, lenders will look to expand their business, warns trade minister Rob Davies.

Tips to be more credit smart

2015-08-31 17:16

Credit can be a useful tool only if you understand what credit is, how to get it and how to use it wisely, according to an expert at FNB.

Rate hike pain to hit household credit

2015-08-31 11:45

The interest rate increases seen for this year and in 2016 will impact the affordability of credit and add to consumers’ financial strain, says a property analyst.

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.

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