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Whether you’re applying for your first loan, or if you’ve had more than a few, it can always be a daunting process. Thus off we go, looking for the best advice and tool

Fincheck got some insight from the great minds at Credit Ombud. This interview provides information around consumer credit, protecting yourself and if need be, finding help when you have fallen victim to online fraud,

Most South Africans inevitably get to a point in life where they face financial shortfall and are thus forced to become a borrower as a temporary solution. While you won’t be judged for borrowing money, your payment activities reveal a lot about your habits and your personality.

Are you wondering how to get a loan when you are blacklisted? The first thing you need to know is that being blacklisted is a myth and you should not get a specific loan for being blacklisted and judgements.

Credit life insurance is an insurance product that covers you (and your family) against the cost of outstanding debt in the case of death, disability or something like retrenchment. It's an important product that makes sure other people won't pay the price of your debt obligations should something happen to you.

Do you often wonder how to check if a loan company is legit in South Africa? Some people want to see whether companies like hoopla loans are legit and review them. We tell you how to check legit loan companies using the NCR registration website in South Africa.

We are asking all of our readers to take action with us and programs like Carte Blanche to expose fraudulent online loan operations, loan sharks and unethical loan practices by many online loan companies. Share this article with your friends and help us to help all South Africans make better loan decisions.

What do you need for a loan in South Africa? Here are 6 things and documents required in order to get a loan in South Africa.

Student loans are designed to help cover the costs of university tuition fees, accommodation and study material. Student loans differ from other types of loans as they may have substantially lower interest rates and the repayment schedules may be deferred whilst the person is completing their education. A Student loan enables individuals to get a degree, diploma or other formal qualifications that they would not have been able to if it were not for the loan. Luckily, there’s a host of financial institutions in South Africa, amongst the traditional banks, that focus solely on providing student loans.

We see tons of articles talking about good debt versus bad debt. But, not so many on how this is applicable for young people entering the workforce. The reality is, young employees are faced with a lot of choices and temptations! Most have just finished studying and are starting a new work. Usually, this means new-found financial freedom in the form of income!

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