ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT CARDS

Beware these fiendish credit card tricks hidden in the small print

2018-12-03 15:28

Credit card skimmers are a risk, but the fine print in your credit card contract hides all kinds of traps for the unwary user.

Payments body fast tracks new system to curb debit order fraud

2018-01-09 06:00

The Payments Association of South Africa is under pressure to ramp up a new system called DebiCheck to meet the South African Reserve Bank’s deadline of February 2019.

Standard Chartered Zim cancels Visa card use

2017-02-07 10:33

Standard Chartered’s Zimbabwe-based unit has cancelled the use of Visa cards outside the country as Zimbabwe continues to grapple with dollar shortages.

Should you switch to credit cards?

2016-09-18 06:54

In May 2016, the amendments to the National Credit Act came into effect, which set new maximum ­interest rates that can be charged on a loan, based on the repo rate. In many cases, this has reduced the maximum rate that creditor providers can charge,

Is this the end of credit card payments?

2016-04-13 14:03

French-born entrepreneur Thomas Pays’ EFT payment solution i-Pay offers a cost-effective, safe and user-friendly alternative to credit cards.

Matthew Lester: The dreaded festive Ds – 13th cheque, broke in Jan

2015-12-07 13:28

Matthew Lester examines the mood swings around the festive season as the immediate joys of a 13th cheque are soon beaten away by the tax man.

Credit temptation: Cut up your cards

2014-08-20 13:12

A Fin24 user shares her strategy of tackling debt, adding that she cut up her credit and bank cards because she could not trust herself around them.

UK to probe credit card market

2014-04-03 13:41

Britain's financial watchdog will investigate the credit card market to assess if people in financial trouble are being treated fairly.

South Koreans sue over credit details theft

2014-01-21 10:17

Personal information theft from over 100 million South Korean credit cards and accounts, reportedly including UN chief Ban Ki-moon, has ignited a storm of litigation.

Credit card dilemma

2011-10-27 07:50

Is it worth getting one, asks a reader. Experts advise.

 

Visa, Mastercard reach $6.2bn settlement on swipe fees

2018-09-18 16:38

Visa and Mastercard agreed to pay as much as $6.2bn to end a long-running price-fixing case brought by merchants over card fees, the largest-ever class action settlement of an antitrust case.

UK banks told to justify consumer credit as risks mount

2017-07-04 12:15

The Bank of England has told UK banks to prove that their policies on consumer lending won’t leave them weaker in a downturn.

Debt free, but can't get a clearance certificate

2017-02-02 16:25

A Fin24 user who was under debt review managed to pay up all her debts, but she’s struggling to get a debt clearance certificate on her Edgar's credit card from Standard Bank.

Stop forcing credit, funeral plans and store cards down my throat!

2016-05-23 00:00

Lili Radloff is sick and tired of unsolicited marketing.

With credit card or overdraft, can you still save?

2016-02-17 07:41

A Fin24 user wants to know if it's possible to save while one has credit cards or an overdraft to pay off.

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.

EU steps toward capping credit card fees

2014-04-03 16:49

The European Parliament appears set to fast-track a cap on fees paid on credit card transactions, in a vote welcomed by consumer advocates.

S Korea vows harsh penalties for data leaks

2014-01-22 10:03

South Korea has vowed tougher penalties for financial firms and executives who fail to protect clients' data, after information from 20 million people was stolen.

Five steps to pay off your credit card

2013-05-14 09:53

Remember getting your first credit card – super exciting, not so? Doesn’t look so great now with a revolving debt that just mounts up.

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