Labour Wrap: How death kills us financially

2015-10-01 08:45

South Africans tend to spend more time and resources on planning for death rather than life, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

AfDB to help Zim clear arrears

2015-09-16 10:51

The African Development Bank is set to help Zimbabwe settle its arrears to the bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Debit order fraudsters could be dealt a blow

2015-09-15 06:29

Debit order fraudsters could be dealt a blow should businesses implement authenticated early debit orders more widely, says an expert.

Consumers lie to get credit - debt collector

2015-09-08 18:01

A Fin24 reader, who is a debt collector, responds to Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies' warning of affordability tests coming regarding the grant of credit.

Govt acts on garnishee 'abuse' in public sector

2015-09-03 20:30

The gGovernment has appointed a company to investigate the abuse of emolument attachment orders, also known as garnishee orders, in the public services sector.

Tips to be more credit smart

2015-08-31 17:16

Credit can be a useful tool only if you understand what credit is, how to get it and how to use it wisely, according to an expert at FNB.

Seven ways to weather the economic storm

2015-08-30 15:00

For the past two years consumers were warned that there were tough times ahead, while day-to-day living became more and more expensive.

The rights of a debt collector

2015-08-19 16:19

Tracey Swart, director of sales and customer relationships at the Blake Group, offers her views on the rights of creditors and debt collectors.

Anticipated fuel price drop could be short-lived

2015-07-31 13:37

If the rand keeps trading at its current level, motorists could be looking at a substantial fuel price hike next month, cautions a debt expert.

Why South Africans are battling to save

2015-07-21 16:36

The number of people supporting their children as well as their parents is growing, reducing their ability to save for emergencies, a study shows.


Consumer consent for credit bureau check

2015-09-30 07:34

A Fin24 user wants to know if creditors need consumer consent before accessing the consumer's credit bureau information.

Loosen the debt review noose

2015-09-16 10:00

Earlier this year, as part of the National Credit Amendment Act, new guidelines were issued that outlined when a person may exit debt review. Previously, you could only exit debt review once you had paid all your rearranged debts in full and had ...

Higher SA rates to pile on debt pressures, dent saving

2015-09-11 16:42

Looming interest rate hikes will only make it harder for heavily indebted households to repay loans, leaving little extra money to set aside.

Rob Davies warns reckless lenders

2015-09-07 16:31

With an economy on shaky ground and consumers with less disposable income, lenders will look to expand their business, warns trade minister Rob Davies.

Cash-strapped use valuables for short-term loans

2015-08-31 20:00

Asset-rich, cash-strapped South Africans are increasingly leveraging the value of their personal assets to gain access to short-term loans, says a lender.

Big increase in women using credit

2015-08-31 17:09

There has been a significant increase in the number of credit-active women in South Africa, according to the latest data released by credit bureau Compuscan.

AngloGold offers to buy back bonds to cut debt

2015-08-24 20:00

AngloGold Ashanti has offered to buy back $810m of high-yield bonds to cut the third-largest gold producer’s interest payments by almost a third.

Theft, customer debt heavy burden on Eskom

2015-08-11 15:24

Eskom's arrear customer debt has increased across all segments over the past financial year, with approximately 38% of debt outstanding for more than 60 days.

Why talking about savings alone won't help South Africans

2015-07-22 13:29

Concrete solutions are needed to achieve inclusion and preservation to help South Africans make meaningful financial changes, says Asisa CEO Leon Campher.

Start saving early, even if you start small

2015-07-21 15:45

Getting into a savings habit now could help to set young people up for a lifetime of savings and financial independence.

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