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Debt relief won’t be a quick fix

Writing off debts of the poor, as laid out in a Bill before Parliament, may take up to seven years

SA credit extension continues to decline

A slower pace of credit extension has been observed for all credit types, the National Credit Regulator said on Thursday.

Two million South Africans still fail to stay out of debt

Credit amnesty has mixed results, with some managing their debt better and others failing to repay home loans, vehicle loans and credit cards.

Credit information amnesty for consumers in balance

Report reveals that consumers' financial vulnerability is growing more acute.

Massmart chief: Consumer spending slowing down

Massmart chief executive Grant Pattison says consumer spending has stagnated, while debt levels have increased.

Banks clutch their purses a bit tighter

Increasing consumer stress and slow growth have prompted a more careful approach to lending.

Zimbabwe investors find glass half-full

Uncertainty has become a way of life for businesses eyeing Zimbabwe's consumer boom. Jason Moyo reports.

Unsecured credit rush ‘no bubble’

Banks have expanded and are entering the highly profitable market of credit with care, or so they claim.

Fiery champ of your right to a fair deal

The consumer commissioner and her staff are battle-ready and prepared to fight the good fight.

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Back in time to meals on wheels

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People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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