This is serious. Many of these provisions are intended to penalize credit providers. Credit providers will be very careful to reduce the risk of non-performing loans. These provisions should therefore reduce over-indebtedness and reckless lending, at least in the formal sector. However, a negative result for consumers may be that lender loans will be much more reluctant in the future and, as a result, fewer people will have access to credit. In addition, this could lead to an increase in the number of unregistered and illegal credit providers. The National Credit Act has made great strides in consumer protection and the new interest rate limits will provide welcome relief to many borrowers. However, the combined effect of interest, introductory fees and service charges will result in the cost of credit for small credits remaining exorbitant. This will have devastating adverse effects on the poorest people and communities. „Parties to an auxiliary credit contract are considered to be the day that was concluded 20 business days later – it has been argued that consumers are often responsible for their over-indebtedness by borrowing too much money or buying too much credit.
This is usually the result of economic despair and a lack of understanding of the difficulties in repaying or serving their debts. However, credit providers are often responsible for giving too much credit lightly to consumers who cannot afford to pay off their debts. One of the main objectives of the law is to combat over-indebtedness and ruthless lending. Paragraphs 78 to 88 of the Act contain detailed, extensive and extremely important provisions in this regard. A credit contract is an agreement between a lender and a consumer in which the credit provider provides goods or services or lends money to consumers. While credit facilities are a broad definition, the definition of credit transactions consists of several distinct definitions for each of the specific transactions defined in Section 1. Temperate contracts sell personal goods (such as furniture, clothing or a car), the price is paid in installments and the item is delivered to the consumer. The consumer only becomes the owner when all payments are paid. In any credit contract proceeding, a court may declare a credit contract unwise, in which case the court may issue an order If a debtor finds that a client is in fact over-indebted, a proposal to repay the debt may be recommended to the customer and his credit providers.
If there is a disagreement with the proposal, the question will be heard by the Magistrate, who in turn can restructure the client`s debts in: when such an auxiliary credit contract comes into force, is defined in section 5, paragraph 2, which is: The maximum initiation fee in relation to the regulations is R150 by credit contract, plus 10 per cent of the contract amount on R1,000, but never exceed. In addition, the initiation fee must never exceed 15% of the main debt. The regulations provide that different categories of consumer credit information can be retained by credit bureaus. For example, civil judgments may be maintained for the earliest of the National Credit Act, in order to effectively cap interest rates, fees and other charges that credit providers may charge, depending on the type of credit and when the credit was granted. In most cases, the maximum interest rate is based on a formula that depends on the SA Reserve Bank Repurchase (Repo) rate at the time the loan is granted. Essentially, there are seven categories of interest rates, namely mortgage contracts; Credit cards/installations unsecured credit transactions Short-term credit transactions Development credit contracts; other credit and ancillary credit contracts.