Moody’s: Rising government debt hampers banking sector

2019-01-17 21:42

Rising public debt levels affect a country’s banking sector, with banks preferring to lend to government, which is seen as lower risk, according to Moody's senior vice president.

Govt said to want Eskom to table turnaround strategy before Budget

2019-01-17 11:18

The government is pushing Eskom to present a credible turnaround strategy before the National Budget on February 20, a person familiar with the situation said.

MONEY CLINIC: When do you need debt consolidation or a debt review?

2019-01-15 06:00

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on debt. Send your question to or find the Money Clinic box on the right of our homepage.

Debt: 6 ways to help ends meet in Janu-worry

2019-01-11 06:31

SA consumers are generally not good at saving or budgeting, but there are positive steps you can take right away to help make ends meet, says Rudi Botha, the CEO of BetterBond.

6 ways to lessen your Janu-worry financial blues

2019-01-01 11:41

The high spending season of December has come and gone, leaving many South African consumers in debt or struggling to make household finances last until the first paychecks of 2019 at the end of January.

Vuka Mzansi, the power is you

2018-12-30 15:21

While influencing how the government chooses to spend taxpayers' money is ultimately not within the nation's control, our personal lives are, says Sipho Ndlovu.

How to enjoy the festive season without a financial hangover

2018-12-24 11:13

Already in need of a money makeover? Here's your festive season survival kit.

How to get more bang for your buck ahead of Christmas

2018-12-21 15:51

Many South Africans have not started their holiday shopping and are likely tightening their belts due to the tough economic climate, says the CEO of PriceCheck.

4 ways to stay out of debt this festive season to avoid the money blues

2018-12-12 17:28

Although there is usually a spike in debt assistance enquiries after the festive season, that spike has come earlier this year, warns a debt expert.

Two women who just felt like wiping strangers' medical debt worth R21 million remind us of other cheerful givers

2018-12-06 18:24

Many of us have been blessed by a person who has helped us in a desperate time of need, evidence that good Samaritans still exist.


Foreign holdings of SA debt lowest in nearly two years

2019-01-17 14:32

Foreign ownership of South African government debt is declining, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

MONEY CLINIC: Desperate for cash? Should you dig into your savings or use your credit card?

2019-01-17 06:02

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on debt. Send your question to or find the Money Clinic box on the right of our homepage.

Moody's: SA's future looks brighter - if it can keep the lights on

2019-01-14 17:38

SA and Nigeria, as sub-Saharan Africa's largest economies, are expected to recover slowly this year - but unstable power supply and ongoing labour struggles are among SA's biggest challenges, says a new report from ratings agency Moody's.

Budget bingo: 12 quick savings tips to kick off the New Year

2019-01-02 14:04

To avoid the pitfalls of debt and credit shortfalls a financial expert suggests playing 'budget bingo'.

Reality bites: Gloomy 2019 for over-indebted consumers struggling to make ends meet

2018-12-31 06:15

Consumers who overspent over the festive period are in for a reality check in 2019, as making ends meet will become more difficult, says a debt counselling expert.

Marriage and money: What to consider before you tie the knot

2018-12-29 10:05

In between the wedding planning, it's crucial to consider what type of marital regime you're entering into before you start your life together.

"My boyfriend paid for my tuition now he is demanding marriage or a refund"

2018-12-24 08:57

Over the course of our lives, there are many uncomfortable conversations and issues to deal with and those concerning money and relationships can be the most difficult.

Corporate debt crises could come faster and harder in 2019

2018-12-20 20:59

At first glance, 2019 might look like a quiet year for distressed-debt investors, judging by the small list of troubled bonds coming due - but the light schedule could be deceptive.

SA will have to assume Eskom debt - Rothschild

2018-12-11 11:37

SA faces no choice but to assume some of the debt of Eskom, said Martin Kingston, the CEO of Rothschild & Co's operations in the country.

Fitch maintains SA's rating at BB+ with a stable outlook

2018-12-06 18:16

Ratings agency Fitch on Thursday kept South Africa's sub-investment grade credit rating unchanged at BB+ with a stable outlook.

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