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I’m in South Africa and My Husband Won’t Take Over the Property After Our Divorce

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“Dear Steve, My ex husband and I were divorced on 21 May 2010. All bond and levy payments were made up to date at the time of our divorce. He was difficult and refused to sell and wanted to keep the property at the time of the divorce. My attorneys Riekie Erasmus advised that the settlement agreement be drawn up ... Read More »

South African’s in Debt Counselling Can Lower Credit Insurance Rates

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The Debt Counselling Industry in South Africa has announced a new insurance product to assist consumers struggling with financial troubles. In South Africa, when consumers are working with a registered debt counsellor who can put together a court approved and mandated repayment plan, up till now there has been little relief from the exorbitant fees paid to creditors when they ... Read More »

SMS Loans. Turning Your Mobile Phone Into a 800 Percent Interest Rate Debt.

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If you thought payday loans might be a problem, abused, and be too readily available to those that can least afford it, then you need to learn about SMS loans or text message loans. A SMS is a text message sent from a cellular or mobile phone. In some parts of the world, consumers can enter into payday loans just ... Read More »

Go Ahead, Take a Guess Which Countries Have the Most Credit Card Fraud

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Now here is a study that will probably surprise some people. A recent survey by the Aite Group and ACI Worldwide of consumers who experience credit card fraud found some countries are much more at risk of consumers having their credit cards used fraudulently. As someone who has lived and travelled to many countries outside of the United States, a ... Read More »

South Africans Finding it Tough to Save Money

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People in South Africa are finding it tough to save money as many people are around the world. The latest saving rate published by the South African Reserve Bank found the national rate of savings as a percentage of GDP has declined. It appears that while households hold on to the 1.7 percent savings rate, household debt increased as more ... Read More »

South African Consumer Debt Spinning Out of Control. Half Of Work Force Can’t Pay Their Debts.

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Last year I had the opportunity to visit South Africa and take a firsthand look at the consumer debt situation. There was no doubt even when I was there that there was going to be a huge explosion of consumer debt problems. New regulations passed recently give more control to debt counselors to go before the court to have debt ... Read More »

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