Debt collectors Flemix & Associates face disciplinary action at Legal Practice Council

2019-07-22 19:35

Law Clinic lawyer says hearing against Flemix is a significant step in reforming the micro-lending industry.

Municipalities drown in debt of R43bn - Parliament hears

2017-11-09 19:23

South Africa’s municipalities are drowning in debt, owing their creditors a total of R43bn, National Treasury has told Parliament.

Sanral, Outa clash over e-toll debt listing

2016-12-01 13:11

The Organisation Against Tax Abuse plans to lodge a complaint with the Auditor-General over Sanral's 'misrepresentation' of its financial affairs.

GARNISHEES: fallout uncertain

2016-09-18 08:32

Debt collectors are downplaying the importance of this week’s Constitutional Court ruling on so-called garnishee orders, but it could very well lead to a surge in reviews of existing orders and damages claims.

10 questions to an SA debt collector

2016-05-19 07:55

What is it really like to knock on someone’s door to chase up debt? Fin24 interviews a debt collector.

The rights of a debt collector

2015-08-19 16:19

Tracey Swart, director of sales and customer relationships at the Blake Group, offers her views on the rights of creditors and debt collectors.

13 reasons why good people have bad debts

2015-06-14 17:12

Bad debts can happen to good people - and it can happen so easily. Here’s how to try and stop this from happening to you.


A South African debt collector is coining it in Australia – where household debt has reached 199% of income

2019-05-15 13:02

Transaction Capital's share price is close to record levels as it collects debt on behalf of the Australian government and others in that country.

Court rules in favour of SABC after cancelling Lorna Vision contract

2017-07-28 20:06

The high court has ruled in favour of the SABC after the public broadcaster cancelled a contract with debt collecting firm Lorna Vision.

SA metros lack credit and revenue controls - report

2016-10-19 17:32

Approximately 75% of the total debt owed to South Africa's metros was outstanding for more than 90 days up until June this year.

Why your garnishee order is still valid

2016-09-18 06:54

This week, the Constitutional Court issued its ruling relating to emolument attachment orders (EAOs) – also known as garnishee orders – in a case that had been brought before the court by Stellenbosch University’s Legal Aid Clinic.

Consumers lie to get credit - debt collector

2015-09-08 18:01

A Fin24 reader, who is a debt collector, responds to Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies' warning of affordability tests coming regarding the grant of credit.

Fewer borrowers in court over debt

2015-06-19 16:16

A drop in civil summonses issued for debt in the past year reveals a positive sign for over-indebted consumers in South Africa.

From R99 to R12 000 as debt recovery costs spiral

2015-06-04 11:39

While debtors may often default, debt collectors don’t always play nicely either and the industry still seems to charge excessive fees, says an expert.

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