ARTICLES RELATING TO DEBT

Greece poses risk to financial stability: ECB

2015-05-28 13:45

The European Central Bank says financial stability has increased recently in the euro area, warning that weak growth and the Greek crisis could pose risks.

Query about surety for a loan

2015-05-27 17:26

A Fin24 user has signed surety for a home loan and has now discovered that the bank has automatically linked his profile to the outstanding loan amount.

How I clawed my way out of debt

2015-05-27 07:21

A Fin24 user shares how she clawed her way out of crippling debt to a place where she is completely debt-free and now even has some investments.

SA can learn from UK debt collections industry

2015-05-24 16:05

South Africa can learn a lot about the debt collection industry in the UK, according to Blake Group’s global head of sales Tracey Swart.

Rate hike only a matter of time, warns debt expert

2015-05-22 20:14

Deeply indebted consumers can count themselves lucky that the SA Reserve Bank decided to keep the interest rate stable at 5.75%, the debt experts say.

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A top achiever fell into a pit of debt which cast her into a desolate space. Luckily, some sound advice helped her embark on a journey of recovery.

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10 quick steps to a debt-free life

2015-05-22 14:08

Everyone strives to be debt-free or at least at a point where their debt is manageable, but getting there is not easy. Here are 10 quick steps to a debt-free life.

Why you should know your credit profile

2015-05-22 14:07

Many people only find out that they have been blacklisted once they apply for credit.

One woman’s loan shark nightmare

2015-05-22 14:06

A R6 000 loan from a loan shark to pay for her father’s funeral almost destroyed the life of a young mother of two.

Battling to pay debts? You have options

2015-05-22 14:06

A Fin24 user is looking for help in his struggle to repay his debts.

 

Debt wary firms turn back on banks - UK survey

2015-05-28 10:34

Britain's policymakers are worried that firms' reluctance to borrow to invest in their businesses could hamper economic growth.

Signs that you may be over-indebted

2015-05-27 15:42

It happens so easily: you have a bit of a crisis and before that is paid off, you have another one. Next thing you’re knee-deep in debt.

Debt, guilt and shame

2015-05-25 06:59

It’s one thing taking out a loan in times of crisis and quite another living the high life on a deck of credit cards.

SA debt measures backfire

2015-05-24 09:45

Almost 80c in every rand is used to pay debt, despite measures in the last two decades to curb levels of household indebtedness.

Take our Debt Survey - you could win R3000

2015-05-22 15:38

We need you to help us help you by completing our third annual Debt Issue survey. For your trouble, you stand a chance of winning R3 000 in cash.

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Suffering from a heavy debt burden can be compared to a sports person suffering an injury during a match, says a debt expert.

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Pros and cons of debt consolidation

2015-05-22 14:08

Although debt consolidation has its advantages, there are also unforeseen negative consequences, says Clark Gardner of Summit Financial Wellbeing.

Ten quick ways to cut your costs

2015-05-22 14:07

Here are some quick (and sometimes painful) ways to cut costs when you need to

Society's mindset is fuelling poverty

2015-05-22 14:06

People only talk about success stories and there is little compassion for those who fall into debt through no fault of their own, says a Fin24 user.

How debt creeps up on you

2015-05-22 14:05

Funding a certain lifestyle on credit cards, shop accounts and personal loans doesn’t take long to get you into the red.

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