How to keep your credit score healthy

2015-11-26 08:21

Your credit rating has a massive impact on your ability to take on debt. finweek gives you some tips on how to optimise your credit rating.

Municipal debt continues to pull Eskom down

2015-11-24 11:14

Municipalities with a culture of non-payment owed Eskom R5.6bn in arrear debt as at September 30, the power utility has disclosed.

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.

Beware of unintended consequences of fees, rates cap

2015-11-17 06:33

Regulations limiting fees and interest rates in the unsecured lending space may have unintended consequences which will affect both lenders and consumers.

Financial success made simple

2015-11-13 07:00

Every financial decision made in the present will have a tangible effect on your future financial security. There are some core principles to abide by to ensure future success.

Fewer non-performing loans for Nedbank's Zim unit

2015-11-12 13:36

The non-performing loans ratio for Nedbank’s Zimbabwean unit has dropped to 2.9%, in an ailing economy where other banks have been forced to write off crucial values.

Do you know your credit status?

2015-11-08 14:25

Get your free credit report now. This is the message from the National Credit Regulator.

How not to get a credit record

2015-11-01 15:40

Taking on debt to build up a credit record makes sense, but if you don’t manage it, it’s better not to have a record at all, writes Maya Fisher-French.

How to cope with retrenchment

2015-11-01 15:05

In the current economic climate, many companies are laying off staff because they can’t afford them any more, but all is not lost.

The true cost of debt

2015-10-23 09:46

In the sixth episode of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French unpacks the true cost of debt.


Labour Wrap: Lessons from the former workshop of the world

2015-11-26 07:28

After a visit of more than six weeks to the UK, Terry Bell maintains there are many similarities today between South Africa and its former colonial master.

Unemployment debt weighs on US states

2015-11-23 12:30

US states are still repaying federal loans for unemployment benefits more than six years after the recession, costing businesses millions in taxes and interest.

Pain for consumers as SA hikes rates

2015-11-19 16:25

Jingle Bells are sounding more like alarm bells for over-indebted South Africans following the Reserve Bank's move to hike interest rates.

Teaching your children sound financial habits

2015-11-16 10:58

It is important to instill good financial habits in your children in their early years. Money management habits are formed by the age of seven. finweek looks at the importance of leading by example.

Municipalities still saddled with bad debts

2015-11-12 15:47

Some municipalities such as Johannesburg are still saddled with bad debt, mainly because of unfavourable economic conditions, a report shows.

Under debt review and retrenched - what now?

2015-11-09 13:03

Expert advice for a Fin24 user who is under debt review and has been retrenched.

Will I qualify for credit after debt review?

2015-11-04 09:38

A Fin24 user who has placed herself under debt review wants to know if she'll qualify for credit to buy a house or a car after the debt review process ends.

Time to stress-test your finances

2015-11-01 15:05

Interest rates have risen by 100 basis points over the past three years, which means many household budgets are becoming decidedly stretched.

Moody’s identifies SA borrowers with strongest credit profiles

2015-10-30 19:00

South African borrowers who have loans in securitised pools typically have stronger credit profiles, according to a report released by rating agency Moody's.

New baby? 5 ways to avoid debt

2015-10-22 12:03

There's no need to max out your credit card when baby arrives. Just follow these steps for a financially healthy future for your family.

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