Cape Town - We have come a long way in creating awareness around personal spending habits and managing debt since we launched our first Debt Issue two years ago.
However, official statistics on the dire debt situation in the country and the numerous questions from users on personal finance issues - specifically debt - show the road is still long when it comes to informing, engaging and empowering South African consumers.
One way to gauge the state of indebtedness in our country and provide users with the best tools is through our annual Debt Issue survey.
We therefore need you to help us help you by completing our third annual Debt Issue survey. For your trouble, you stand a chance of winning R3 000 in cash - which can be used towards paying off your debt.
The aim of the survey is to gain knowledge of South Africans' debt situation, so that we can provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to effectively manage your debt.
Over the last two years the survey attracted an unprecedented total of 45 000 responses and painted a picture of a population experiencing a fair amount of financial stress, with many not coping well at all.
Because of these insights we have just rolled out our third Debt Issue, which will run until June 21.
Through news articles, videos, tips and tools and views from industry experts on how to manage your debt, we hope to empower indebted South Africans to take charge of their financial well-being.
A panel of experts is at the ready to answer user questions, and a platform where consumers can share their debt experiences will also help create a community where people can learn from each other.
So go on - take the survey, send us your tips, tell us your stories, ask our debt experts your questions and break the vicious cycle of debt.
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