SA households slightly richer than late last year - index

2016-07-22 07:44

Despite a negative economic growth in the first quarter of 2016, SA households are slightly better off than in the last quarter of 2015, according to a wealth index.

What you need to know about company debt

2016-07-13 17:42

Whether a company has taken on debt for bad or good reasons, it’s very important that investors keep track of how this debt is affecting the companies they have shares in.

Consumers are curbing spending and credit exposure

2016-07-06 12:22

The dip in consumer confidence levels has consequences for consumer spending and the economy, says MMI economist Sanisha Packirisamy.

How to save your car from repossession

2016-06-23 12:54

If your car is repossessed you may still end up paying the shortfall if it is auctioned off. However, there is a way out, explains an expert.

Debt counselling vs debt consolidation

2016-06-20 14:43

SPONSORED: Consolidation loans are an option available to consumers and at a glance appears to be a solution to the debt trap many face, says debt expert Neil Roets.

Debt and marriage

2016-06-14 15:46

Discussing debt may not be the most desirable of topics, but it is necessary to ensure a happy marriage, says a debt expert.

BoJ spurs yen investors into foreign debt

2016-06-09 09:32

Mexico has sold its lowest-priced Samurai debt in a deal that brings yen-denominated issuance by foreign borrowers in the last month to more than ¥500bn.

Mozambique may make loan payment in 'days'

2016-05-30 20:04

Mozambique and VTB Bank PJSC of Russia are close to agreeing on a restructuring of a loan to a state-owned firm and the $178m interest payment that was due in May.

How does debt counselling really help

2016-05-23 18:06

SPONSORED: We see a daily increase in the number of consumers that apply for debt counselling, says CEO and pioneer of Debt Rescue, Neil Roets.

A digital platform to compare financial products

2016-05-16 12:13

Using a single platform, South Africans can now compare products from different financial institutions in order to decide which one will best meet their financial needs.


How some attorneys turn R500 debt into R10 000

2016-07-20 06:00

Consumer watchdog Summit Financial Partners is at it again - this time regarding attorneys' fees for collecting bad debts, mostly of micro lenders.

Legislation to stop predatory wage deductions under way

2016-07-11 07:37

The National Assembly is considering an amendment bill to curb predatory wage garnishment orders.

AngloGold plans to buy back $475m of high-yield bonds

2016-06-28 13:10

AngloGold Ashanti says it plans to redeem about $475m outstanding on a $1.25bn high-yield bond that was issued in 2013.

How using home loan to pay off a car can be a bad (and good) idea

2016-06-22 21:15

Using one’s home loan to pay off a car is an interesting concept which can work if done the right way, says the anonymous Stealthy Wealth blogger.

Civil judgments for debt hit R317m mark

2016-06-15 22:00

The total value of judgments recorded in April reached R317.3m, according to latest figures from Statistics SA.

Brian Kantor: Now to turn a reprieve into a recovery.

2016-06-13 07:36

Brian Kantor looks at the markets reaction post the S&P decision to maintain South Africa's credit rating broadly unchanged.

China's debt is higher than previously thought: Goldman

2016-06-06 12:13

Count total social financing as another Chinese statistic of increasingly dubious value, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs Group.

Thea Fourie: Mozambique’s mounting debt. Default risk on the rise

2016-05-27 19:26

Things could get messy in Mozambique as donor partners suspend assistance under a cloud of debt irregularities, fuelling investor concerns and denting confidence.

SA on track to meet revenue and fiscal targets - Treasury

2016-05-17 15:46

South Africa will achieve the strict consolidation targets set out in the budget despite recent signs of prolonged slow growth, says the Treasury.

Break down your debt into small portions

2016-05-16 09:19

A Fin24 user shares how he allocates his budget to manage debt as well as making provision for rainy days.

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