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Video: The real cost of bad debt

The real cost of debt

 Credit can be extremely valuable in achieving life goals such as paying for tertiary education, buying a car or providing a home for your family. However, it can quickly turn into a debt trap if we start to use it for day-to-day living on items we could easily save for. What we don’t always realise is how much that debt is really costing us...

The high cost of insuring your loan

Despite an investigation into the rates charged by credit providers for insurance, borrowers are still paying high rates for their credit insurance. If you were stuck for cash and needed to borrow R5 000 which you would pay back over just four months, how much do you think you would pay for that loan? Well if you are a high-risk client (ie, a low...