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Cash-strapped homeowners turn to loans to pay bonds

Apr 26 2017 07:46

Hard-pressed South Africans are so fearful of losing their homes that they are turning to unsecured debt at increasing costs to service home loan repayments.


SA’s shocking debt spiral: Some forced to pawn cars

Apr 10 2017 20:52

South Africans are so deep in debt that most of them have no idea how to get out of it, forcing the most desperate to pawn their cars.


Junk downgrade will hit debt-ridden consumers hard

Apr 05 2017 05:02

The S&P downgrade of SA's sovereign debt rating to junk status is going to have a massive impact on deeply indebted South Africans, says a debt expert.


More consumers pawn cars to get loans

Mar 12 2017 12:25

The National Credit Regulator is concerned about the rising number of consumers who pawn their motor vehicles in order to obtain loans.

Budget 2017

Everyone knows how Gordhan feels

Mar 07 2017 14:40

In his budget speech the finance minister was wrestling with a national debt challenge. The vast majority of South Africans are in the same space, says an expert.


How to benefit from stable interest rate

Jan 25 2017 16:12

The SA Reserve Bank's decision to keep interest rates unchanged gives consumers a timely reprieve as many are likely recovering from festive season spending.


Debt set-off: How to curb banks taking your cash

Jan 19 2017 14:30

An expert explains how consumers seeking loans can ensure their money is not taken without their permission, after the NCR filed papers against a bank over the practice.


Bank to fight court bid after consumers complain of debt set-off

Jan 18 2017 07:39

Standard Bank will oppose a court bid by the National Credit Regulator, which wants a court to order that the common law set-off has been superseded by the National Credit Act.


Credit battle begins: NCR takes bank to court over common law set-off

Jan 17 2017 13:12

The National Credit Regulatorr has gone to court to get legal clarity on the effect of section 124 of the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 on the common law set-off.


5 tips to avoid starting the New Year in a debt trap

Dec 30 2016 15:27

There are five things to consider in avoiding the real possibility of returning from the holidays with empty pockets, says an expert.


How to get through January after overspending

Dec 29 2016 12:49

The first month of the year is always a tough one financially as the festive season overspending hits consumers' wallets as well as looming expenses.

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