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Bank card vs. Smartphone: What is the difference?

By Staff Writer

Although debit card fraud has decreased in South Africa, credit card fraud has risen to an annual loss of R436.7 million. This is according to the 2017 Card Fraud Stats, which was released by the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (Sabric) in April this year.

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Finance,Credit Cards,Debt

Childhood trauma can ruin your personal finances

By Isabelle Coetzee

 “It must be my fault,” you think while hopelessly staring at the remnants of your financial security. But you might be wrong. Your financial instability may be derived from childhood trauma, rather than an innate character flaw.

Childhood trauma can ruin your personal finances
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Debt,debt counselling

NCR fines Shoprite R1m for reckless lending

By Angelique Ruzicka

The National Consumer Tribunal (Tribunal) says it has found Shoprite guilty of reckless lending and fined it a whopping R1 million for its transgressions.                                              

NCR fines Shoprite R1m for reckless lending
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Debt

ConCourt rules property owners not responsible for inherited debt

By Angelique Ruzicka

Municipalities can no longer hound you for the debt that the former owner of your property accumulated, thanks to a new ruling made by the Constitutional Court 

ConCourt rules property owners not responsible for inherited debt
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news,Personal Loans,debt counselling

Can you get a personal loan while under debt counselling?

By Alina Hardcastle

You may find yourself in a financial rut, undergoing debt counselling. While you might consider taking out an additional personal loan – this may not be the answer to your problem. We explore the legalities and whether or not this is an option.

 

Can you get a personal loan while under debt counselling?
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Debt Consolidation

Ways to consolidate debt

By Alina Hardcastle

According to reports, South Africans are becoming heavily indebted, with interest rate hikes and the weak economy exacerbating the situation. Justmoney chats to DebtBusters about debt consolidations and the types of consolidation loans on offer.

Ways to consolidate debt
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Debt

Five ways to avoid the festive season debt trap

By Jessica Anne Wood

It is easy to get carried away with spending over the festive season, purchasing those gifts for the special people in your life and feasting on delicacies you usually don’t have. However, this spending spree over the silly season can leave many with empty pockets come the New Year and struggling until January’s payday.

Five ways to avoid the festive season debt trap
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Debt

Stricter laws to help over-indebted bank customers?

By Jessica Anne Wood

There is a debt culture in South Africa, as many families are forced to take on debt to provide the basics for their family, such as putting food on the table. While there are steps and procedures in place to help people who become over-indebted, the National Credit Regulator (NCR) is calling for debt relief laws to be introduced.

Stricter laws to help over-indebted bank customers?
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