Can I take out credit after debt review?

Are you wondering if you can take out credit whilst undergoing debt counselling?  The answer is no, but for a good reason. If you are making reduced payments on your existing debt, the last thing you want to do is take on  further credit that will make your situation considerably worse. But what about after the debt review process, when all your debt is paid off?

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If you are wanting to take a bond out on a house or finance a car, you need to have a good credit score. To make sure your credit score is healthy you need to check with South Africa’s 4 main credit bureaus. These include:

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Taking on debt isn’t always a bad thing. Particularly if you look at purchasing a house or a car. You just need to make sure you keep on top of the monthly repayments.

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Did you know that nearly 25 Million South Africans have some form of debt?  Debt can be a good thing if its managed well. Unfortunately, there are over 8 million consumers that have found themselves to be over-indebted. More than half their salaries are going towards servicing debt each month and they are starting to fall behind on repayments.  Before long they find themselves in a debt spiral.

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If your loan application is denied, you might wonder what to do next. Why were you denied, how long do you need to wait before applying again, and what steps can you take to prevent it from happening again? It’s important to understand exactly what happened because it will probably continue to happen if you don’t act.

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