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South Africans drowning in debt - eNCA - eNCA

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 03:32:53 GMT


eNCA

South Africans drowning in debt - eNCA
eNCA
South Africans continue to spend money and get themselves further into debt.

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Radio Rentals to pay out $20 million in refunds - The Queensland Times

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:11:39 GMT


Radio Rentals to pay out $20 million in refunds
The Queensland Times
Civil penalty proceedingsToday, ASIC has lodged civil penalty proceedings with the Federal Court of Australia, in which Thorn has admitted to four contraventions by Radio Rentals of the National Credit Act in respect of each of the 278,683 consumer ...

Radio Rentals to pay out $20 million in refunds | Northern Star - Northern Star

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:48:30 GMT


Northern Star

Radio Rentals to pay out $20 million in refunds | Northern Star
Northern Star
REFUNDS for Radio Rentals customers have been secured by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). In an effort to address past poor conduct and protect future customers, a package of regulatory outcomes against Thorn Australia Pty ...

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Lewis experiences revenue declines despite high December sales - Independent Online

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:31:37 GMT


Independent Online

Lewis experiences revenue declines despite high December sales
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - South African furniture retailer Lewis Group on Tuesday reported that its revenue for the nine months ended 31 December 2017 had declined by 1.7 percent, mainly as a result of the 9.6 percent reduction in "Other Revenue". In a trading ...

Lewis shares rocket after quarterly trading update - Business Day

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:24:52 GMT


Business Day

Lewis shares rocket after quarterly trading update
Business Day
In June last year the Consumer Tribunal dismissed the National Credit Regulator's (NCR's) complaint against Lewis Stores relating to the retailer's club fees and extended warranties. The judgment was met with dismay by a consumer group and the NCR was ...

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Lewis shares rocket after quarterly trading update - Business Day

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:24:52 GMT


Business Day

Lewis shares rocket after quarterly trading update
Business Day
In June last year the Consumer Tribunal dismissed the National Credit Regulator's (NCR's) complaint against Lewis Stores relating to the retailer's club fees and extended warranties. The judgment was met with dismay by a consumer group and the NCR was ...

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Radio Rentals agrees to a $2 million fine for lending to those who couldn't pay - Business Insider Australia

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:18:30 GMT


Business Insider Australia

Radio Rentals agrees to a $2 million fine for lending to those who couldn't pay
Business Insider Australia
Thorn has admitted to four contraventions by Radio Rentals of the National Credit Act over 278,683 consumer leases between January 2012 and May 2015. Radio Rentals also needs to roll out a new plain English lease contract by June 2018 this year and ...
Radio Rentals cops $20 million repayment billMy Business

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OPINION: 2018: calling in the debts - Independent Online

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:05:00 GMT


Independent Online

OPINION: 2018: calling in the debts
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - The belt-tightening economy has placed a number of consumers in an even tighter position - according to the National Credit Regulator (NCR), South African consumers are R1.66 trillion in debt, owing an average of R274 000 to creditors ...

Silver lining for debt-hit consumers - Independent Online

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:37:00 GMT


Independent Online

Silver lining for debt-hit consumers
Independent Online
“More than half of all South Africans are three months or more behind in their debt repayments, collectively owing some R1.71trillion in debt (latest National Credit Regulator stats). “It is highly likely that there will be further downgrades to our ...

Brief respite but tough times ahead for consumers - The Rep (press release)

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:09:15 GMT


The Rep (press release)

Brief respite but tough times ahead for consumers
The Rep (press release)
“More than half of all South Africans are three months or more behind in their debt repayments‚ collectively owing some R1.71-trillion in debt (according to the latest National Credit Regulator stats). “It is highly likely that there will be further ...

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In South Africa, more people have loans than jobs - The Economist

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:24:03 GMT


The Economist

In South Africa, more people have loans than jobs
The Economist
Most borrow from friends or family, but an astonishing 25m out of about 37m adult South Africans owe money to financial institutions or other corporate lenders (such as utilities or shops that allow them to buy now and pay later). To put that in ...

'Till debt do us part - Moneyweb.co.za

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:10:25 GMT


Moneyweb.co.za

'Till debt do us part
Moneyweb.co.za
According to him, this legislation, introduced as part of the National Credit Act in 2007, minimised the impact of the global financial crisis on the country. It forces credit providers to be vigilant when extending loans or else risk being found ...

'Till debt do us part - Moneyweb.co.za

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:10:25 GMT


Moneyweb.co.za

'Till debt do us part
Moneyweb.co.za
Financial difficulties can place enormous strain on any relationship, more so with shared financial obligations such as a bond. So, what happens when one party is mortgaged to the hilt and the other is in good standing? An entirely likely scenario ...

Loan sharks convicted for unlawful possession of SASSA cards - Bosveld Review

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:29:01 GMT


Bosveld Review

Loan sharks convicted for unlawful possession of SASSA cards
Bosveld Review
LIMPOPO – Eight accused, who were arrested in August 2017 during a multi-disciplinary operation by the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, SAPS Burgersfort Crime Prevention and Department of Social Development at Burgersfort Shopping Complex, have been ...

Recovering prescribed debts - Section 126 of the National Credit Act - Lexology

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:56:46 GMT


Recovering prescribed debts - Section 126 of the National Credit Act
Lexology
(ii) where the defence of prescription is raised, or would have reasonably been raised, had the consumer been aware of such a defence, in response to a demand, whether as part of legal proceedings or otherwise. This section came into operation on 13 ...

Seven steps to a debt-free 2018 - Randfontein Herald

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:00:12 GMT


Randfontein Herald

Seven steps to a debt-free 2018
Randfontein Herald
It is about time that you read up on the National Credit Act and regulations, the National Credit Regulator, The Consumer Tribunal and what Alternative Dispute Resolution Agents (like the credit bureaus, debt counsellors, the Ombud for Banking Services ...

Seven steps to a debt-free 2018 - Randfontein Herald

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:00:12 GMT


Randfontein Herald

Seven steps to a debt-free 2018
Randfontein Herald
Rather compare rates and costs from different credit providers by doing the necessary research to see if you can afford the loan(s) or item(s), before applying for any credit. 4. Catch up on your reading and become financially literate. It is about ...

Festive season cash crunch? Tips to borrow wisely - Times LIVE

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:36:43 GMT


Times LIVE

Festive season cash crunch? Tips to borrow wisely
Times LIVE
According to the National Credit Act (NCA)‚ before credit providers extend credit to consumers‚ they must conduct an affordability assessment to gauge the consumer's understanding and appreciation of the risks and costs of the proposed credit. This ...

Borrow money wisely - National Credit Regulator - Independent Online

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:03:51 GMT


Independent Online

Borrow money wisely - National Credit Regulator
Independent Online
Durban - Nomsa Motshegare, CEO of the National Credit Regulator (NCR), said the festive season left some consumers in a desperate financial situation however, there are many reasons why consumers need to borrow money at this time of the year ...

Don't be fooled, there is a credit problem - Fin24

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:21:43 GMT


Fin24

Don't be fooled, there is a credit problem
Fin24
Credit bureau data collected by the National Credit Regulator (NCR) shows that the proportion of South Africans with impaired credit records is still falling. At last count, 39.1% of credit consumers visible to the formal system had an account overdue ...

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