ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT CARD

Discovery Bank closed a gaping credit card security hole on Monday – but says it suffered no fraud

2019-10-14 21:27

We found the flaw in Discovery Bank's system still working on Monday morning.

Credit card fraud spikes at 'alarming' rate in just 3 months – Banking Services Ombud

2019-04-09 14:45

Credit card fraud increased to 19.47% as at the end of March 2019, compared to 12.2% reported at the beginning of January 2019.

Should I really be this terrified of getting a credit card?

2018-06-15 19:49

The idea of having that little shiny card in my wallet alone never mind the costs I could incur, burns a hole in my psyche, but are they valid concerns?

10 credit-wise tips

2018-05-15 10:28

Here are some tips on managing credit as well as info on what factors credit bureaus consider when calculating your credit record.

How to reduce your credit card debt in the New Year

2018-01-24 10:32

As the New Year begins many of us will be looking to reduce our credit card debt as part of a resolution to get their finances on track. Here's how you can do it successfully.

Moving SMEs beyond cash-only payments

2017-11-09 10:21

After just over two years in existence, Yoco, which offers card payment solutions for smaller companies, has signed up 15 500 merchants.

SA posts R4.5bn credit, debit card fraud over 7 years

2017-05-07 06:10

South Africans have lost almost R4.5 billion to credit and debit card fraud since 2010, the latest fraud data from the SA Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) show.

No credit history? No problem: Lenders start peering at phone data

2016-11-25 13:48

Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on calling patterns and locations.

Sainsbury wins £69m in Mastercard card-free dispute

2016-07-14 19:00

Sainsbury has been awarded £69m by a London judge following a long-running dispute over fees charged on card transactions with Mastercard.

Protecting your payments against online fraudsters

2016-04-05 08:01

The cashless payment platform, i-Pay Payments Solutions allows for secure one-step EFT payments. Founder Thomas Pays shares how this platform may overtake traditional payment methods.

 

Credit card fraud is getting worse. Here's how you can protect yourself

2019-04-10 08:36

With credit card fraud rising at an alarming rate in the first quarter of the year, the Ombudsman for Banking Services has provided 10 tips to avoid becoming a victim of scammers.

Apple announces Apple credit card with Goldman Sachs

2019-03-25 21:08

The card is tied to Apple Pay, a service that lets people load banking information and pay in stores like Starbucks or use it for purchases online.

DON'T JUGGLE YOUR DEBT

2018-06-05 12:37

A CREDIT card is not a debt machine – it is financially dangerous to recycle debt with it.

Smart ways to use your credit card

2018-04-17 10:09

Managing your plastic money wisely helps to build a good credit score

5 signs you're living beyond your means

2018-01-04 00:00

Don't waste your life paying off a lifestyle you can't afford.

Could credit and debit cards be gone by 2030?

2017-07-11 19:09

Credit and debit card payments could become obsolete by the year 2030, if digital payment experts are to be believed.

Obtaining a credit card when self-employed

2016-12-19 15:19

A Fin24 reader wants to know how he can obtain a credit card if he is self-employed.

Credit card or selfie? Mastercard starts biometric payments

2016-10-04 16:40

Shoppers in a dozen European countries can make online payments using a selfie from Tuesday, under a rollout by Mastercard of new payment technology.

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.

How debt creeps up on you

2015-05-22 14:05

Funding a certain lifestyle on credit cards, shop accounts and personal loans doesn’t take long to get you into the red.

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