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Debt Review Awards Peer Review Underway

Debt Review Awards – Peer Review The annual Debt Review Awards are currently underway with members of the debt review industry using an online peer review system to comment on how their counterparts in the industry are doing. The Debt … read more

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Debt Review Awards Begins

Debt Review Awards 2016 The Process Begins Over the last half a year, the organisers of the annual Debt Review Awards have been consulting with industry role players and progressively refining the Debt Review Awards process. Time flies and before … read more

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Debtfree DIGI – April – Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note It seems that fictional character John Snow’s warning about “winter” has come to pass. Storms in the Cape wiped out around 150 houses this month and elsewhere the weather has turned. Winter has begun to settle in.  No … read more

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Read Debtfree DIGI – April issue

Debtfree DIGI April 2016 – Read It Now The April issue of Debtfree magazine is full of industry news. Who is challenging the DTI and NCR, Who are the NCR taking to the National Consumer Tribunal? Find out in the … read more

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Debtfree DIGI April 2016 – The Cover

Debtfree DIGI April Cover Here is a look at our April 2016 cover. This issue we catch up on all the latest industry news including the annual Debt Review Awards process and how you can be a part. We also … read more

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Read Debtfree Magazine – March 2016

Read Debtfree March 2016 The March issue is out and you can read it right here (below). This issue we look at all the recent workshops and conferences as well as new court matters that impact on debt review. We … read more

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Debtfree DIGI March – Editor’s Note

Debtfree DIGI Magazine – March 2016 The industry has been abuzz with all sorts of recent developments. This month’s magazine features all the latest news as well as a quick note from our Editor.   March sees a spate of … read more

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Debtfree DIGI – March Cover

Debtfree DIGI March 2016 – The Cover We love to share our covers with our readers. Here is the Eye’ds of March cover: This month we feature reviews of recent workshops and an in-depth look at a new court case … read more

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Another Debt Amnesty?

NCR Presents At Parliament Recently the National Credit Regulator (NCR) appeared before the Parliamentary Committee for Trade and Industry to discuss the NCR’s role and a proposal in regard to how to get the poorest most vulnerable South African credit … read more

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Quarterly Reports Due (DCs)

Debt Counsellors Must Report The National Credit Regulator (NCR) require all registrants to complete reports and submit them throughout the year. Debt Counsellors are required to hand in their latest report this month the deadline for reports from 1 Jan … read more

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BDCF New NEC

New BDCF NEC The Black Debt Counsellors Forum (BDCF) are a Debt Counsellor association focused on the promotion of debt review and BEE in the Debt Review industry. The BDCF recently held their Annual General Meeting and elected their new National … read more

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New Maximum Interest Rates (May 2016)

Maximum Interest Rates – As Of May 2016 With the failure of MFSA to get the courts to hold off on the implementation of the new changes to the maximum amount of interest that credit providers can charge, the industry … read more

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How MFSA Got Shut Down At Court

MFSA Unable To Prevent New Maximum Rates From Coming Into Effect In a bid to protect the interests of their members, credit provider association Micro Finance South Africa (MFSA) made an urgent application to the Courts to prevent the amended … read more

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DC Partner Registered As A PDA

DC Partner Now A Registered PDA Payment Distribution Agencies (PDAs) assist consumers to pay the right amounts to the right accounts, at the right time. They allow consumers to make a single payment and then track how that payment is … read more

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Summit Set Sights on Capitec

Summit Turn on Former Client Summit Financial Partners are taking there former client Capitec Bank to court over reckless lending allegations involving the banks multiloan credit products. In court papers filed at the Stellenbosch Magistrates court Summit have claimed that … read more

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Hyphen PDA Registered with NCR

First Payment Distribution Agency Registered with the NCR Hyphen PDA is the first of the 3 NCR recognised PDAs who have been successfully registered with the National Credit Regulator (NCR). PDAs have long been around and espoused by the NCR … read more

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Can They Take Your Car?

They Want To Take Your Car – Do You Have To Let Them? For many years now, creditors have found some quite ingenious and subtle methods to obtain payment from a defaulting consumer.   These methods have included having an agent … read more

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PDAs Increase The Success of Debt Review

IN A NUTSHELL PDAs Increase The Success of Debt Review It is tempting to do things just because you can. However, unless you are well equipped to deal with the risks of going it alone in the debt review industry, … read more

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Making Your Debt Review Work – The Final Step to a Successful Debt Review

Making Your Debt Review Work If you have already taken the preceding 4 steps to make a success of your debt review then you will avoid a lot of hardship and problems. You will know who to trust and who … read more

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Making Your Debt Review Work – 2 More Steps to a Successful Debt Review

Making Your Debt Review Work Once you have signed up with a Debt Counsellor and have found out who your attorneys will be and who will be handling your money each month it is time to look at making a … read more

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Making Your Debt Review Work – 3 More Steps to a Sucessful Debt Review

Making Your Debt Review Work Once you have an idea who your Debt Counsellor and attorney are there is another important party to a successful debt review. Since debt review is about paying money to your creditors we take a … read more

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Making Your Debt Review Work – 4 More Steps to a Successful Debt Review

Making Your Debt Review Work Knowing who your Debt Counsellor is is just the first of many steps you can take to ensure you make a success of the debt review process. Let’s consider another vital part of the process: … read more

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Making Your Debt Review Work – 5 Steps to a Successful Debt Review

Making Your Debt Review Work The debt review process helps consumers deal with their debt in a responsible but realistic way. It allows consumers to make an arrangement with their creditors for reduced payments over extended periods of time. Getting … read more

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Discounted movies for Vitality Members

Vitality Members can get Cheap movies So, we promised to try find more options for saving on movie tickets (which can be crazy expensive) and here we are. We look into how being a Discovery Vitality member can save you … read more