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Editorial: Kick the credit habit, Africa
Editorial: Kick the credit habit, Africa
In 2011, the Zambian state owed $2-billion to external creditors. By the end of 2017, that figure had more than quadrupled, to $8.7-billion —...
Consumers’ credit health shows signs of recovery
Consumers’ credit health shows signs of recovery
Times may appear tough, with troublesome politics and lacklustre economic growth but most consumers, judging by the extent to which they defaulted...
Is your personality creditworthy?
Is your personality creditworthy?
Those who were previously disqualified from getting bank loans because they were deemed too risky or lacked a credit history may now qualify – if...
Your purse is the Apple of adverts' eyes
Your purse is the Apple of adverts' eyes
Last week, Apple filed a patent for a novel type of ad format that will only serve ads to users "for goods and services which particular users can...
Credit information amnesty for consumers in balance
Credit information amnesty for consumers in balance
As embattled South Africans face high debt levels alongside ongoing economic and employment uncertainty, a recent report has revealed that...
Credit industry calls for clarification on amnesty
Credit industry calls for clarification on amnesty
The credit industry is still in the dark about the details of the credit information amnesty proposal, approved earlier this month by Cabinet, and...
The ups and downs of saving
The ups and downs of saving
Mention the word "savings" to the average South African and you will get a wide range of responses, but rarely will people admit to...
Drop in lending is likely to rebound on the economy
Drop in lending is likely to rebound on the economy
The rate of new credit granted to customers slowed over the past quarter — most notably in unsecured lending, where the levels of growth...
Credit demand growth accelerates
Credit demand growth accelerates
Growth in borrowing by households and companies advanced from a revised 7.9% in the previous month, the Pretoria- based Reserve Bank said on its...
Borrowing cash is the biggest cause of debt
Borrowing cash is the biggest cause of debt
"I've long said capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell," chief executive Frank Borman reportedly quipped as...
New credit amnesty raises alarm
New credit amnesty raises alarm
Tthe so-called "credit amnesty", which will remove about two million people from credit blacklist databases, will result in further...
Budget 2013: Garnishments draw Pravin's ire
Budget 2013: Garnishments draw Pravin's ire
This time he did so in his national budget speech. 

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