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Our blog covers insights and practical tips to reduce your reliance on debt and build up resilience for financial emergencies in a simple, cost-effective and tailor made way.


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How much debt is too much debt in South Africa?

4 min read

In South Africa, more than 27 million people are credit active consumers in the formal credit...

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Credit Reports in South Africa

2 min read

A Guide to the credit bureaus in South Africa To get a mortgage or car loan in South Africa, you...

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"The middle-class is collapsing under debt" - Maya Fisher-French

3 min read

The middle class cant cope with debt in South Africa "Consumers applying for debt review are...

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A young family went from over-indebted to debt-free thanks to Meerkat

2 min read

Problem After being ill for six months with tuberculosis (TB), Themba Dlomo was unemployed for a...

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Teach your kids about saving money

2 min read

Teaching your child to save from a young age can set them up for a great financial future. Saving...

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Why No Access to Credit is Good for You.

2 min read

Access to credit How many credit cards do you have? How many credit accounts do you have open?...
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