ARTICLES RELATING TO DEBT

Debt review nightmare

2014-07-28 17:43

A Fin24 user has been under debt review for two years and seems unable to make any headway.

Trapped under administration

2014-07-24 15:33

A Fin24 user cannot understand why he is still under administration after six years.

Argentine government refuses to capitulate

2014-07-23 10:30

The battle against "holdout" investors suing the country is increasing the odds that the Argentine government will default for a second time in 12 years.

Inside Labour: Understandable desperation

2014-07-18 07:45

The poor's disproportionate debt burden is leading to rising anger, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: SA a nation wallowing in debt

2014-07-17 07:35

Debt - combined with the steadily rising cost of living - is a major reason for protracted and bitter strikes, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Portugal Telecom warns bank on unpaid debt

2014-07-16 11:23

A key shareholder in stricken Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo has failed to repay a huge debt, putting the banking group at risk of legal action.

How to avoid the cash flow crunch

2014-07-04 06:00

A cash flow crunch often occurs in small businesses trying to balance cash coming in with cash going out. Watch this video to help you improve ...

Consumers brace for triple price blow

2014-07-01 06:30

Hard-pressed consumers are facing a slew of price increases in July that will have a severe impact on their debt burden, says an expert.

Wonga SA responds to UK probe

2014-06-25 13:57

Wonga.com SA CEO Kevin Hurwitz speaks to Fin24 about the £2.6m in compensation Wonga UK will be paying to over 45 000 customers.

Zuma signs credit amnesty amendment into law

2014-06-23 12:58

President Jacob Zuma has signed the National Credit Amendment Act, which provides for the automatic removal of adverse consumer credit information, into law.

So you are out of debt, what next?

2014-06-19 03:08

The Debt Management Group says people should plan their future once they are out of debt and not make rash decisions.

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Consumers are often pressured to sign documents under duress because they don’t understand their rights, says an expert.

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There is relief for consumers who are struggling to service their debt, says an industry expert.

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Debt trap alert!

2014-06-11 07:15

Beware! This is the most expensive way to buy a car.

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Many consumers are tricked by debt collectors into paying for debt that has prescribed. Here is what you can do if you find yourself in this situation.

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Get ready for rate hikes

2014-06-10 08:59

Advice on how to tackle debt and keep your head above water in an upward rate cycle.

Debt is like a disease

2014-06-09 14:45

Debt is like a disease - you can't treat it if you don't admit you have it, writes a Fin24 user.

People don't know their rights

2014-06-09 09:56

A Fin24 user is concerned that there is too little being done to educate consumers on debt.

Nappies, petrol the killers

2014-06-08 20:20

Fin24 user D Naidoo says he and his wife are currently juggling their money and trying very hard to consolidate their debt.

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Decipher your credit report

2014-06-08 15:20

Your credit report contains a wealth of information about your financial actions. Click here to interpret your report.

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Don't ignore your debt

2014-06-08 12:32

Falling into the debt trap is quite easy so consumers should be proactive and weigh their options, says an industry expert.

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Pensioners running out of cash

2014-06-06 16:31

Over half of pensioners had a shortfall between their income and expenses in the last year, according to a survey.

Student loan worries!

2014-06-06 07:42

Here are 9 tips to ensure your loan does not impact on your financial future.

 

Argentina needs protection against challenges

2014-07-25 11:03

Argentina says that it needs financial protection against challenges it could face from holders of its restructured debt if it is to negotiate.

Russian firms face debt refinancing

2014-07-23 11:45

Russian companies, including oil giant Rosneft, may face challenges refinancing $112bn in debt due to mature over the next four years.

Eurozone debt levels rise

2014-07-22 15:45

The eurozone's mountain of debt has expanded in the first three months of the year following gains in nations at the centre of the region's financial crisis.

Good debt vs. bad debt

2014-07-17 14:17

What is ‘good’ debt and ‘bad’ debt, and why is it important to distinguish between the two?

Cash in envelopes disciplined way to save

2014-07-16 12:53

The OneRandMan evokes a reaction for everyone who follows his story. Some comments are quite harsh, while others are supportive.

No more reckless lending to consumers

2014-07-08 21:26

The new credit act, which will soon be implemented, will not only tighten measures to grant credit but also offer more protection to consumers.

Loan sharks prey on Thai indebted

2014-07-01 11:22

Business is great, says a moneylender who charges a whopping 10% a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand.

North West working to clear municipal debt

2014-06-27 15:22

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo says part of plans to turn the province around was clearing all debts owed to municipalities.

Wonga to pay £2.6m for fake legal letters

2014-06-25 12:39

Britain's biggest payday lender Wonga will pay £2.6m in compensation to 45 000 clients after sending them threatening letters from non-existent law firms.

Inflation, poor returns eat into savings

2014-06-19 05:57

Far too many retirees run out of money, warns an expert, but choosing the right annuity can help overcome this obstacle, he says.

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Consumers are often pressured to sign documents under duress because they don’t understand their rights, says an expert.

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Debt difficulties

2014-06-12 07:22

There is relief for consumers struggling with debt.

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People who go through the traumatic experience of divorce will tell you that in most cases it has to do with financial circumstances, says an expert.

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Garnishee order creates amnesty concerns

2014-06-11 11:46

A Fin24 user wants to know if having a garnishee order against him would prevent him from getting credit amnesty or a home loan.

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Old debt???

2014-06-11 07:15

Don't be tricked into paying for prescribed debt.

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Are you letting your wedding bankrupt you?

2014-06-10 12:33

Your big day comes around once and the amount of money you’ll owe will last a lot longer than that. Is it all really worth it?

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Your credit report

2014-06-10 07:36
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One of the biggest mistakes consumers make is to buy a car on residual, warns the National Debt Mediation Association.

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How to prepare for rate hikes

2014-06-09 10:49

Interest rates are sure to go up. An expert gives tips on how to get ready for the inevitable, and offers advice to the indebted.

The burden of extended family

2014-06-08 20:59

The expectation that when you work you have to "give back" to your family, is putting huge pressure on our finances, says a Fin24 user.

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Decipher your credit report

2014-06-08 15:25

Your credit report contains a wealth of information about your financial actions. Click here to interpret your report.

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Don't ignore your debt

2014-06-08 12:35

Falling into the debt trap is quite easy so consumers should be proactive and weigh their options, says an industry expert.

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If you are under debt review, but still battling with your repayments then it is time to see your debt counsellor, says DCM group marketing director Anjela da Silva.

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Sick of being broke?

2014-06-06 16:30

Why does a trip to the store for milk lead to a spending splurge? Discover the REAL reason you spend and reel in your expenses.

African Bank confirms 'junk' status

2014-06-04 13:50

African Bank Investments has confirmed that Moody's Investors Service downgraded its credit rating status, leaving its shares hammered yet again.

 
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