Getting married? What you and your spouse need to know about your credit rating

2020-01-19 06:00

When you get married it does not mean your credit score and that of your spouse will automatically "merge", explains credit bureau TransUnion.

Critiques alone won't undo debt relief bill, says Patel

2019-12-21 11:39

It would be unconstitutional to reject a bill "on the basis of a report", Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has told Members of Parliament.

Defaults on debts increase as economy begins to bite - report

2019-12-14 10:27

Consumer demand for credit remained high in the third quarter of 2019 in the face of difficult economic conditions, shows a newly released TransUnion report.

Apple Card probed for alleged gender discrimination

2019-11-10 10:58

A New York financial regulator is investigating claims of gender discrimination by the new credit card from tech giant Apple and its issuer Goldman Sachs.

5 ways to prevent a poor credit score from tripping up your business

2019-08-31 16:45

A poor credit score is one of the top reasons why entrepreneurs get turned down for business loans, according to TransUnion Africa.

Fraud watchdog wins case against National Credit Regulator

2019-06-14 10:45

An anti-fraud body is allowed to keep what it deems important fraud information for a period of up to 10 years, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

China's hopes of becoming the world's largest economy are hitting a major roadblock

2019-02-10 07:53

China’s economy is growing at its slowest pace in nearly three decades, and some economists say the worst is yet to come.

How to avoid the Janu-worry blues

2018-12-17 07:32

This is going to be a tough festive season for many South Africans.

Being broke during the festive season

2018-11-23 10:12

How to survive the festive season when you don’t have money

Financial industry takes aim at loan sharks, scams

2018-10-09 22:01

The financial services industry is piloting Money Smart Week in Gauteng, a collaborative attempt to improve financial literacy amidst tough economic times.


Shoprite accepts instances when it granted credit 'recklessly'

2020-01-14 21:37

The Shoprite Group has accepted a judgment by the National Credit Regulator and has processed the payment of the fine imposed on one its subsidiaries.

Credit regulator loses to furniture retailer Lewis in court - again

2019-12-18 09:41

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the National Credit Regulator in a drawn-out legal battle against major furniture retailer Lewis Group.

10 handy tips to be more credit savvy

2019-11-17 15:08

The way you manage credit can impact your ability to get future loans, like finance for a car, a bond for a house or even a cell phone contract.

More (mostly rich) South Africans are now getting home loans – here’s why

2019-09-12 06:35

Except for a brief period in the beginning of 2018, home loan growth has not outpaced property value growth since 2011.

The truth about how marriage can affect your credit score

2019-08-30 13:04

Getting married changes a lot of things in your life, including finances

Moody's: Cape Town's water plan 'supportive' of its credit profile

2019-03-21 20:00

Ratings agency Moody's has issued a research report on the City of Cape Town's water strategy, which it says is supportive of the city's credit profile.

Reality bites: Gloomy 2019 for over-indebted consumers struggling to make ends meet

2018-12-31 06:15

Consumers who overspent over the festive period are in for a reality check in 2019, as making ends meet will become more difficult, says a debt counselling expert.

Court ruling provides some relief for borrowers

2018-12-07 20:11

Borrowers with more than one debt outstanding were given some protection last week when the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the interest rate on short-term loans after the first loan cannot exceed 3% a month.

Land reform unlikely to influence S&P ratings decision - analysts

2018-11-20 07:39

Analysts have mixed expectations for Standard & Poor's upcoming ratings action on SA's sovereign debt, expected to be announced on Friday.

Here's why the IMF's Argentina bailout is making people nervous

2018-09-29 20:02

The International Monetary Fund this week announced plans to expand Argentina's bailout package reached in June, which was already the largest in its history. 

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