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Debt

Evidence SA consumers battling to pay for major purchases, taking on more debt

Aug 20 2018 22:25

It appears that struggling South African consumers are battling to repay their major purchases and taking on more credit to fund their lifestyles, according to the latest Experian Consumer Default Index.

Debt

Debt hitting SA's single women harder

Aug 13 2018 19:23

SA's single women are struggling more with their debt than their single male counterparts, suggests data from DebtBusters.

Retirement

How to be be debt-free by retirement

May 09 2018 22:55

From at least the age of 45, debt repayments should be a top priority so that you have enough time to boost your retirement fund contributions, says a financial adviser at Liberty.

Economy

Growth in household credit, bond balances to remain subdued - Absa

Apr 30 2018 15:52

Growth in household credit balances, including mortgage balances, is forecast to remain in single-digit territory for the rest of 2018, says a home loan expert.

Economy

High court ruling could unleash flood of new credit applications

Apr 10 2018 12:36

TransUnion says the removal of a key lending criterium by a court last month is likely to lead to a flood of credit applications, as consumers take strain from the tight economic environment.

Debt

Debt review a lifeline for borrowers, committee hears

Feb 15 2018 19:45

Debt review is a “lifeline” for borrowers and its shortcomings need to be addressed if it is to work effectively, according to a Treasury official.

Debt

Sassa to explain loans which trap grant recipients in 'vicious cycle'

Feb 15 2018 12:29

The portfolio committee on trade and industry intends to ask the SA Social Services Agency to explain how grant recipients receive loans without any affordability tests being conducted.

Debt

WATCH: How debt creates economic apartheid

Feb 13 2018 09:28

Summit Financial Partners CEO Clark Gardner talks to Fin24's Moeshfieka Botha about the Draft National Credit Amendment Bill and similarities between reckless lenders and drug dealers.

Debt

Getting a grip on 'sexually transmitted debt'

Feb 04 2018 16:42

Whatever the arrangements you have with your partner, when the relationship ends, your financial agreements are impacted too, cautions a debt expert.

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