ARTICLES RELATING TO DEBT

Zim needs credible plan to clear arrears - IMF

2015-03-04 21:15

The IMF says it will consider extending new financial support to Zimbabwe only if it agrees to clear arrears with international financial institutions.

Credit rating is like a friendship - expert

2015-03-02 16:32

A Fin24 user is frustrated because he cannot get any credit at financial institutions, despite having come out of debt counselling.

Debt and dementia

2015-03-02 13:55

Advice for a Fin24 user whose elderly father-in-law had a stroke and ran up huge debts which the family is now unable to repay.

Nene faces toughest test yet over SA budget

2015-02-25 07:11

The budget presents Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene with his biggest challenge yet, as SA desperately needs him to set it on a new path - fairly and reassuringly.

State coffers could be under more pressure

2015-02-23 20:30

Softer global growth, weak commodity prices and domestic energy constraints could place revenue collections in SA under increased pressure, says an expert.

The shame of my zero bank balance

2015-02-22 17:24

You may feel powerful when having a credit card in your hard, but swiping it all the time can leave you out of pocket.

ECB prepares for a Greece exit from eurozone

2015-02-20 18:00

The European Central Bank is preparing for the event that Greece leaves the euro zone and its staff are readying contingency plans for how the rest of the bloc could be kept intact.

ECB's Draghi wants to buy bonds, who will sell?

2015-02-20 14:30

ECB president Mario Draghi's problem has been how to convince investors to hold on to European bonds, now he faces a struggle to make them sell.

Checking your credit record

2015-02-12 17:10

A Fin24 user wants to know how she can find out what is on her credit record.

German central bank clear of Lehman debts

2015-02-11 17:00

Germany's central bank says that it had cleared the bad debts it incurred when the US financial services firm Lehman Brothers went bust six and a half years ago.

 

Church plans interest-free loans for indebted

2015-03-04 19:51

A Harrismith church wants to start offering interest-free loans to the indebted to save them from the clutches of money, Beeld reports.

No payment for debt under administration

2015-03-02 16:07

A Fin24 user, who has neglected to pay his debt for ten years, wants to know his options.

Nazmeera Moola: Budgeting 7.7% more for public sector wage bill “sends wrong message”

2015-02-26 16:12

Nazmeera Moola, is sanguine about most aspects of Budget 2015 – including the opportunistic timing of the R17bn extra fuel tax.

Greece gets bailout extension

2015-02-24 18:10

A lot of work lies ahead for Greece, after eurozone finance ministers endorsed a bailout extension, officials warn.

Hit by unpaid medical bills

2015-02-23 17:17

A Fin24 user was shocked when debt collectors contacted her regarding an outstanding medical bill she thought her medical aid had paid years before.

State tackles the civil servant debt trap

2015-02-22 16:45

The department of public service and administration wants help in tackling the massive debt burden of civil servants and has put the process out to tender.

Rich in for a budget shock - expert

2015-02-20 14:57

High net worth individuals are in for a shock from the upcoming National Budget, which will be announced next week, warns an expert.

Wendy Appelbaum backs garnishee order case

2015-02-20 06:30

The application by the University of Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic and 15 individuals regarding garnishee orders continues in the Cape Town High Court.

Randgold aims to tackle debt - CEO

2015-02-12 12:38

Even the largest gold mining companies may need to restructure their business and reduce their debt burden at a time of weaker gold prices.

In-house vs outsourced debt collection

2015-02-06 14:17

Every business must determine whether it should perform a function such as debt collection in-house or outsource the task to a specialist agency.

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