ARTICLES RELATING TO DEBT

This too, shall pass

2016-02-05 06:30

Many South Africans are feeling the gloom of the global (and local) economy. André Roux warns, however, against being asleep when the economy starts to recover.

9 things you might be wasting your money on

2016-02-04 10:27

Are you a wasteful, impulsive spender? Here’s how to save money by making small everyday changes.

Van Rooyen must halt mounting municipal debt

2016-02-03 09:00

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen must find a solution to mounting municipal debt if municipalities are to survive, warns an expert.

Smart things to do with your money in your 20s

2016-02-02 08:00

You’ve just graduated and started working, and now you have access to a salary. Experts share their tips on how to be smart with your money.

Do you understand your marriage contract?

2016-01-29 10:00

In episode 16 of the “Change in your pocket” series by BrightRock, financial journalist Maya Fisher-French shares why it's important to understand your marriage contract.

Brian Kantor: Credit – SA success story. Regulation stagnating.

2016-01-29 07:57

Credit is a South African success story because it has played a big role in boosting the living standards of many with a rising income but little wealth to draw upon.

Advice for a user who can't afford instalments

2016-01-25 15:33

A Fin24 user wants to know if she can pay less than the monthly instalment she initially agreed to.

How to avoid making new debts

2016-01-18 07:38

Debt is so terribly easy to incur – and so terribly difficult to get rid of. Here’s how to avoid falling deeper into debt in 2016.

Rate hike will be tipping point for consumers - expert

2016-01-13 06:00

A debt expert says consumers should be prepared for the worst as the rand’s rapid decline will result in an interest rate increase at the end of the month.

Right or wrong? Car financer not budging on debt clearance

2016-01-05 12:23

A Fin24 user who voluntarily placed herself under debt review and settled all her debt, feels she is being held hostage by her car financer.

 

China’s debt default risk climbs

2016-02-04 12:44

The cost of insuring Chinese sovereign debt against default has climbed to the highest level since a record cash crunch in June 2013.

Nazmeera Moola: ‘Junk’ myths – All is not lost for SA finances

2016-02-04 10:14

While undoubtedly serious, the threat of a downgrade to sub-investment grade needs to be in context, says Investec’s Nazmeera Moola.

Financial tips for the rising interest rate cycle

2016-02-02 10:30

The increase in interest rates will have a negative impact on consumers paying off their debts. Ester Ochse, FNB financial advisory channel head, shares some tips to help you get through these rough times.

N Cape premier seeks debt deal with Eskom

2016-02-02 06:51

Sylvia Lucas, the premier of the Northern Cape, will lead a high-level meeting with Eskom following power cuts to five municipalities last week.

Eskom pulls plug on defaulting NC municipalities

2016-01-29 09:12

Eskom has interrupted power supply to five Northern Cape municipalities due to non-payment.

How to buy your first house in 2016

2016-01-27 13:04

Planning on buying a home? Albertus van Staden, head of credit at FNB Housing Finance, talks about some of the factors you need to consider before buying a home in a tough economic climate.

Brian Kantor: Inflation uncontrollable. MPC rate hikes non-sensical, slow anaemic growth

2016-01-19 13:00

Higher rates have already slowed the economy and will slow it further, making Pravin Gordhan and every South African’s job a lot harder, says economist Brian Kantor.

SA farmers owe banks R125bn as drought hits

2016-01-15 06:36

Farmers have their highest-ever debt as a drought, caused by the lowest rainfall on record, is withering maize fields and discouraging the planting of crops.

Consumers squeezed to the max this year - debt expert

2016-01-11 12:45

The drought, a likely Eskom price hike and a probable tax increase early this year will lead to consumers being squeezed to the maximum in 2016, warns a debt expert.

Matric class of 2015 facing grim jobs reality

2016-01-05 10:43

Fewer than four out of every ten matriculants are likely to find jobs and those who do, are likely to fall in the debt trap, warns a debt expert.

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