ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT RECORD

Impact of high credit limit on credit score

2015-04-10 14:22

A Fin24 user wants to know whether the high credit limit on his credit card could impact his credit score.

Checking your credit record

2015-02-12 17:10

A Fin24 user wants to know how she can find out what is on her credit record.

Consumers warned of credit fix scams

2014-09-08 12:37

Growing numbers of unscrupulous fraudulent online credit “fixers” are emerging to take advantage of consumers, warns a credit bureau.

What is on your credit summary

2014-05-23 13:15

The credit summary section of your credit report includes the number of public records as well as defaults against you.

Bad credit record blues

2012-11-20 15:06

Advice for a Fin24 user who wants to clear a bad credit record which is hampering her from obtaining finance.

Consumers clueless about credit scores

2012-07-10 09:54

A survey has found that many consumers do not realise the importance of knowing their credit score, with most of those polled unaware of their ranking.

Credit history critical for home buyers

2011-06-17 13:23

With only 53.3% of credit active consumers classified as "in good standing", a clean credit record is a must for potential buyers, says bond originator ooba.

How to get a clean credit record

2010-05-21 12:36

The number of disputes over credit record information has jumped. We show you how you can rectify your credit record.

 

How long for credit record to clear after debt review?

2015-03-27 07:22

A Fin24 user has finished a debt review programme and wants to know how long it will take for her name to be cleared on her credit report.

Low credit score affects property buy

2015-01-27 10:47

A Fin24 user whose bond application was declined due to a low credit scoring wants to know how long it will take to restore her rating.

Impact of defaults, public records on credit

2014-05-23 13:40

Defaults are provided to the credit bureau by lenders for late payment or non-payment of an account.

Watch out for identity theft

2013-05-14 12:39

Thousands are robbed of their identities every year, but there is a safeguard you can use.

Millions trapped in debt spiral

2012-07-20 14:14

Of South Africa's 19.5 million credit active consumers, 12 million have missed at least one debt instalment, according to an industry expert.

Debt free - why am I penalised?

2011-09-13 06:59

A Fin24 reader's credit application was rejected even though he has never had debt. The National Credit Regulator advises.

Blacklisted – will I get a mortgage?

2010-10-20 10:57

Is it worth the effort to apply for a home loan if you are blacklisted and don't earn a large income, asks a Fin24 user.

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