Am I still liable for my old African Bank debt?

2016-04-26 19:18

A Fin24 user who has loan accounts with African Bank wants to know if she's still liable for the debt after five years.

Setting her credit record straight

2015-12-07 07:42

Expert advice for a Fin24 user wants to set her credit record straight.

Security tips for your identity and credit record

2015-11-02 12:07

Online fraud, identity theft and cybercrime are prevalent and rising in 79% of surveyed organisations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Cybercrime costs the global economy more than $400bn (R5.1tr).

Why you should know your credit profile

2015-05-22 14:07

Many people only find out that they have been blacklisted once they apply for credit.

How long for credit record to clear after debt review?

2015-03-27 07:22

A Fin24 user has finished a debt review programme and wants to know how long it will take for her name to be cleared on her credit report.

Low credit score affects property buy

2015-01-27 10:47

A Fin24 user whose bond application was declined due to a low credit scoring wants to know how long it will take to restore her rating.

Impact of defaults, public records on credit

2014-05-23 13:40

Defaults are provided to the credit bureau by lenders for late payment or non-payment of an account.

Watch out for identity theft

2013-05-14 12:39

Thousands are robbed of their identities every year, but there is a safeguard you can use.

Millions trapped in debt spiral

2012-07-20 14:14

Of South Africa's 19.5 million credit active consumers, 12 million have missed at least one debt instalment, according to an industry expert.


How your credit score affects your chance of getting a home loan

2016-04-07 10:24

If you don’t have a good credit score, you run a risk of limiting your chances of getting a loan. Steven Barker, head of home loans at Standard Bank, gives some key tips to build a good credit record.

How to keep your credit score healthy

2015-11-26 08:21

Your credit rating has a massive impact on your ability to take on debt. finweek gives you some tips on how to optimise your credit rating.

What your credit record says about you

2015-09-27 15:48

As Dyafta explains, if your credit behaviour is good and you pay the full amount owing on your accounts on time every month, this will be reflected in your credit report and may help you obtain more credit when you need it.

Impact of high credit limit on credit score

2015-04-10 14:22

A Fin24 user wants to know whether the high credit limit on his credit card could impact his credit score.

Checking your credit record

2015-02-12 17:10

A Fin24 user wants to know how she can find out what is on her credit record.

Consumers warned of credit fix scams

2014-09-08 12:37

Growing numbers of unscrupulous fraudulent online credit “fixers” are emerging to take advantage of consumers, warns a credit bureau.

What is on your credit summary

2014-05-23 13:15

The credit summary section of your credit report includes the number of public records as well as defaults against you.

Bad credit record blues

2012-11-20 15:06

Advice for a Fin24 user who wants to clear a bad credit record which is hampering her from obtaining finance.

Consumers clueless about credit scores

2012-07-10 09:54

A survey has found that many consumers do not realise the importance of knowing their credit score, with most of those polled unaware of their ranking.

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