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Debtfree Magazine – The April Cover

Debtfree Magazine – The New Cover We like to give our readers an advanced look at the new cover of the upcoming issue this month. Here it is. The issue is not out yet but we will be sure to … read more

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Debtfree Print Mag Helps Spread Info On the Debt Review Process

Debtfree Magazine Spreads the Word About Debt Review The recent Debtfree Special Print Edition has been used by Debt Counsellors across the country to help spread education about the debt review process and how it works. One Debt Counsellor recently … read more

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Ask Your PDA for Print Copies of Debtfree Magazine

Get Print Copies of Debtfree Magazine Every now and then Debtfree magazine comes out in print. This enables Debt Counsellors to take copies of the magazine into their communities and promote debt review as well as their own services. If … read more

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Read Debtfree Magazine Now

Read Debtfree Magazine Now Many people find that when money is tight they can no longer do the fun things they used to. Entering debt review can turn your debt woes around but what about having fun? Is debt review … read more

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Editor’s Note – Debtfree Magazine March

Debtfree Magazine (March) Editors Note All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So the saying goes and this month we consider if there is any space within debt review for consumers undergoing debt counselling to have a … read more

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Debtfree Magazine (March) The New Cover

The March Cover This month we look at a more psychological aspect of the debt review process: Is switching from a credit lifestyle to a cash and budgeting lifestyle the end of fun? The magazine will be available to subscribers … read more

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Debtfree February – Editor’s Note

Debtfree Magazine February 2017 – Our Editor’s Note Well, the nation might be in a noisy and somewhat amusing state but the budget speech was enough to make you sleepy…unless you earn millions of Rand each year.  It is good … read more

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Debtfree Magazine Feb 2017 – The Cover

Debtfree Feb 2017 – The Cover If you are hoping to one day enjoy the freedom of being debt free then you need to remember this one important rule about debt review: Don’t Stop Paying. This issue we look at … read more

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SA’s Favourite Bank?

Vote For Your Favourite Bank Which bank is it a pleasure to deal with as a Debt Counsellor? Which bank has treated you well, as a consumer under debt review? Have your say and vote now VOTE NOW The rules … read more

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DC Partner Doing Server Maintenance

DC Partner Server Maintenance Coming Payment Distribution Agencies (PDAs) provide software that Debt Counsellors use to calculate repayment plans and help consumers track payments. Their computer systems help organise hundreds of thousands of debt review payments. It is therefore, important … read more

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DCASA Host Webinar

Debt Counsellors Association of South Africa Webinar The Debt Counsellors Association of South Africa (DCASA) hosted their first webinar training session today. The webinar is an online training session about Section 71 of the National Credit Act (NCA). Only DCASA … read more

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Debt Review Awards Peer Review

Debt Review Awards Peer Review Each year the debt review industry engages in a review of itself. This industry-wide process helps to identify those firms who are doing well and leading the way. This allows others to see what is … read more

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How Will “Junk” Status Affect You?

How Is The “Junk” Status Rating Going To Affect Your Pocket? Recently due to (among other factors involving Eskom) some sudden political manoeuvring, the various international ratings agencies downgraded SA’s Sovereign debt and credit rating to “Junk” Status. This basically … read more

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FNB Call Centre Closed Due To Strike

FNB Call Centre Concerns Over National Strike Action Due to the national strike happening today, the FNB Debt Review call centre expect delays in their ability to respond to phone calls. In fact, they have anticipated the call centre not … read more

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NCR Call For Comment On Call Centres

NCR Circular Calls For Comment On Call Centre Operations Many Debt Counsellors work together in a joint office to share expenses or work for a single business with lots of support staff. These are commonly known as ‘call centres’. Even … read more

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Calls For NCR To Investigate President’s Homeloan

Monthly Repayments of R75 000 on Presidential Salary The FF Plus are calling on the National Credit Regulator to investigate the loan of nearly R8 million given to President Zuma for his part of renovations at Nkandla. They feel that … read more

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Cabinet Shake Up Sees S&P Downgrade SA Credit Rating

S&P Declare SA Sovereign Credit Rating To Be Junk The excitement of the midnight political reshuffling of Cabinet at the beginning of April has only just begun, as S&P Global Ratings Agency also held an emergency meeting and decided to … read more

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NCT Automated System Launched

NCT Launch Anticipated Online Case Management System The National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) has the ability to hear certain matters relating to consumers under debt review (like when a credit provider doesn’t send you a statement) and even matters where consumers … read more

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Free Computer Game

StarCraft Now Free If you have internet access then you can enjoy a modern classic for free*. Starcraft is a popular game involving space monsters and marines battling it out on small maps fighting for resources and …other stuff space … read more

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Did You Know You Can Get Free Playstation Games?

Free Games We love it when you can get something for nothing. And we all know that Playstation games are so very expensive. Well maybe there was a time you could afford the latest titles but if you are living … read more

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Do You Have A Money Plan?

Money Plan – What’s That? Here is an infographic from one of SA’s big banks suggesting how a consumer’s monthly spend should look. They call it a ‘money plan‘ many people would call it a quick budget (but that’s not the … read more

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Retirement Plans (John Oliver)

John Oliver Talks Retirement Plans This video takes a look at all the promises that retirement plans make. It takes a poke at the middle men and discusses the American set up of such policies. It also has some funny visuals … read more

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Are Garnishee Orders Dead? (Video)

Are Garnishee Orders Dead? Our Editor Zak King interviews Seb Alexanderson of National Debt Advisors about garnishee orders (EAOs). What are they? Can they be avoided? Can they be included in a debt review? Can debt review help consumers with garnishee … read more

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The Funny But Sad State of the American Debt Industry

America’s Debt Buying Industry Is No Joke This episode of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight looks at debt buying in the USA. The show is around 20 min and reveals the low levels of protection and regulation in this industry … read more

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Needs Vs Wants

Need Vs Wants- Learning the Difference Can Save You A World Of Pain It is said that many people buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like, with money they don’t have. Keeping up with thee Jones’s … read more

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Understanding Your Credit Report

Understanding Your Credit Report It is one thing to obtain a credit report but another to understand what it is you are seeing. Below you will find a helpful infographic which shows you the main aspects of all credit bureau … read more

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Getting Your Credit Report

How to Get Your Credit Report You have a right to know what information is being stored about you and your credit usage. Here is a helpful infographic all about how to gain access to that information.  Download the Infographic … read more