Modest uptick for consumer credit in July

2018-08-30 19:58

While household credit growth has been on an upward trajectory, it remains weak in historical terms, says Investec economist Lara Hodes.

Nearly three-quarters of SA households 'financially unwell' - study

2018-08-14 12:43

Research by Momentum and Unisa shows that 73.5% of SA households were financially unwell in 2017.

Scrap e-tolls, review fuel levies to ease consumer burden, pleads OUTA

2018-07-13 15:58

OUTA has renewed calls to scrap e-tolls in a submission to ministers of the economic cluster, where the organisation makes practical suggestions for government to ease the burden on consumers.

Fuel price hike: Consumers brace for higher food, transport costs

2018-07-03 22:14

The fuel price hike - which came into effect early on Wednesday morning - will hit consumers hard, economists have warned.

SA has heightened chance of going into recession - Mike Schüssler

2018-06-15 06:15

Economic data shows a worrying picture could be emerging, the business cycle is in a long downturn and new cost burdens are putting consumers under pressure, says economist Mike Schüssler.

Almost 9 hours at minimum wage to dry clean a suit in Cape Town - index

2018-05-14 23:00

Cape Town ranks among the top 10 cities in the world where people have to work the most hours at minimum wage to afford to dry clean a suit.

Will you save money if you stop eating meat?

2018-04-22 16:49

Last year, online caterer Caterwings said that consumption of meat by South Africans was down by 20%.

VAT-free wish list: Consumers speak out

2018-03-31 11:00

Give us VAT-free chicken, sanitary towels and meat in general, was the clear call from Fin24 users taking part in an informal survey ahead of the VAT increase.

At 4% in February, inflation just dropped to its lowest point in almost three years as the rand claws free of paralysis

2018-03-20 11:39

South Africa's consumer price inflation (CPI) came out at 4% in February 2018 – far below market expectations, and down from 4.4% in January. Thank the rand, and low prices on food and fuel.

5 tips for consumers to prepare for #Budget2018

2018-02-20 07:56

An expert shares how consumers can better prepare themselves for tax increases in Budget 2018.


Nearly half of SA's debt from top creditors 'appears reckless'

2018-08-27 17:14

Some 40% of the credit provided by the country's top 10 credit providers appears to be reckless, a new survey has found.

'Collapse' in real take-home pay - salary index

2018-07-31 21:58

Real take-home pay 'collapsed' in June 2018, according to the latest BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index, but economist Mike Schüssler says the decrease is likely temporary.

Significant increase in debit order disputes

2018-07-13 09:30

Debit order disputes have increased significantly over the last three years, according to the Payments Association of South Africa.

Capitec, consumer watchdog to 'clean up' unsecured lending industry - CEO

2018-06-29 20:46

Consumer watchdog Summit has withdrawn all assisted and initiated court and National Credit Regulator cases it brought against Capitec.

E-commerce not biggest disruption in township retail - marketing specialist

2018-05-20 19:15

From a township retail point of view, the biggest disruption is a shift in power, according to Lemok Group founder Lebogang Mokubela.

Consumer confidence boost set to lift spend on durables - economists

2018-05-03 18:31

Muted inflation and easier financial conditions make the present a more appropriate time for consumers to buy items like cars, furniture and recreational equipment.

WATCH: 3 things hitting your pockets in April

2018-04-01 15:03

Consumers are already battling to keep their heads above water and will have to face a triple threat to their pockets as of April 2018.

Interest rate cut on cards, a boost for indebted South Africans

2018-03-27 07:29

Banks weigh in on what they expect the SA Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee to decide on the interest rate this week - and why.

How to beat shrinkflation

2018-03-18 06:00

Shrinkflation, an unpopular term among consumers, is the process of items shrinking in size or quantity while their prices remain the same.

Top10 trends in global consumer market in 2018

2018-01-23 13:40

Shifting trends and millennials' aversion to ownership will continue to disrupt businesses this year, according to a global consumer trend survey.

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