ARTICLES RELATING TO DEBT

WATCH: When good debt makes a dream come true

2016-08-25 06:10

Sometimes we face curveballs on the road to achieving our dreams – little hiccups that either delay us or may even halt our dreams permanently.

Did my debt prescribe?

2016-08-18 17:19

A Fin24 reader wants to know how prescribed debt works after she got a surprising call from attorneys demanding payment for the shortfall of her car that was repossessed 7 years ago.

China credit growth slows to 2-year low

2016-08-12 11:15

China’s broadest measure of new credit and another key gauge of lending have increased at the slowest pace in two years.

SA households slightly richer than late last year - index

2016-07-22 07:44

Despite a negative economic growth in the first quarter of 2016, SA households are slightly better off than in the last quarter of 2015, according to a wealth index.

What you need to know about company debt

2016-07-13 17:42

Whether a company has taken on debt for bad or good reasons, it’s very important that investors keep track of how this debt is affecting the companies they have shares in.

Consumers are curbing spending and credit exposure

2016-07-06 12:22

The dip in consumer confidence levels has consequences for consumer spending and the economy, says MMI economist Sanisha Packirisamy.

How to save your car from repossession

2016-06-23 12:54

If your car is repossessed you may still end up paying the shortfall if it is auctioned off. However, there is a way out, explains an expert.

Debt counselling vs debt consolidation

2016-06-20 14:43

SPONSORED: Consolidation loans are an option available to consumers and at a glance appears to be a solution to the debt trap many face, says debt expert Neil Roets.

Debt and marriage

2016-06-14 15:46

Discussing debt may not be the most desirable of topics, but it is necessary to ensure a happy marriage, says a debt expert.

BoJ spurs yen investors into foreign debt

2016-06-09 09:32

Mexico has sold its lowest-priced Samurai debt in a deal that brings yen-denominated issuance by foreign borrowers in the last month to more than ¥500bn.

 

Why loan amounts can still increase under debt review

2016-08-21 12:37

A Fin24 user is questioning the high interest rate and why loan amounts are not decreasing under the debt review process.

Take the quiz! Who should you go to for a loan?

2016-08-18 06:45

Take the quiz! We all have times when an unforeseen circumstance requires an unexpected and large amount of money, where should you be getting your loan from?

How South Africans can manage their debt

2016-08-11 06:45

INFOGRAPHIC: Recent quarterly reports by the National Credit Regulator show that South Africans are burdened by personal debt.

How some attorneys turn R500 debt into R10 000

2016-07-20 06:00

Consumer watchdog Summit Financial Partners is at it again - this time regarding attorneys' fees for collecting bad debts, mostly of micro lenders.

Legislation to stop predatory wage deductions under way

2016-07-11 07:37

The National Assembly is considering an amendment bill to curb predatory wage garnishment orders.

AngloGold plans to buy back $475m of high-yield bonds

2016-06-28 13:10

AngloGold Ashanti says it plans to redeem about $475m outstanding on a $1.25bn high-yield bond that was issued in 2013.

How using home loan to pay off a car can be a bad (and good) idea

2016-06-22 21:15

Using one’s home loan to pay off a car is an interesting concept which can work if done the right way, says the anonymous Stealthy Wealth blogger.

Civil judgments for debt hit R317m mark

2016-06-15 22:00

The total value of judgments recorded in April reached R317.3m, according to latest figures from Statistics SA.

Brian Kantor: Now to turn a reprieve into a recovery.

2016-06-13 07:36

Brian Kantor looks at the markets reaction post the S&P decision to maintain South Africa's credit rating broadly unchanged.

China's debt is higher than previously thought: Goldman

2016-06-06 12:13

Count total social financing as another Chinese statistic of increasingly dubious value, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs Group.

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