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What to Do If You’ve Been Blacklisted for Car Finance

Do you want to buy a car, but your credit score is so low you’re sure you’ve been blacklisted. What now? Cape Town Legal Consultants suggests you follow a process…

What Documents Do I Need to Remove Bad Credit Report Marks?

What documents do you need to apply to remove bad credit report marks? Usually, it depends on what you would like to dispute. For example, disputing a name change would…

A Credit Clearance Letter Example

Congratulations! You’ve paid off the cause of the negative items on your credit report and can finally file for dispute at the bureaus. You’ve probably read about the ITC clearance…

Why We’re One of The Best Debt Review Removal Companies

Debt review flags and your credit report can hinder your credit-building process tenfold. It’s one of the most detrimental derogatory marks you can have–it shows creditors, employers, insurers, and even…

How to Remove Debt Review from Credit Report

After you’ve completed debt review, it’s time to remove that pesky flag. But how does one remove debt review from a credit report? Two words: credit clearance. Credit clearance is…

Have a High Credit Score, But Still Rejected? Here’s Why

Have you ever applied for a loan or credit card and been rejected, even with a great credit history and score? There are numerous reasons that this could have happened,…

What Is A Good Credit Score in South Africa?

You may have gotten your credit report with a free online credit checker before and seen a three-digit number called your credit score. It begs the question, “What is a…

How Often Does Your Credit Score Refresh?

How often does your credit score refresh? This is a question many people often wonder, especially when they’re actively trying to boost their credit score. The answer is that it…

How to Clean Your Credit Score Fast

If you’re stuck in a pinch and need credit fast, you’ll probably want to take out a loan. Being low on financial means to finance that car breakdown or fix…

How Many Credit Bureaus Are There in South Africa?

You might have heard of credit bureaus, and how their three-digit numbers can dictate your financial agency, but do you know how many we have in South Africa? Our nation…

What Happens to Your Credit When You Have a Judgment?

Have you been notified of a judgment against you? Getting a kiss with a fist from a judge can leave your credit reeling. Receiving these usually happens when you’ve ignored…

What Motivates Creditors?

Have you ever wondered what drives creditors to make the decisions they do? Mostly, they think about not losing money, which makes sense. If you were lending someone money, you…

What Happens to Your Credit When You Exit Debt Review?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your credit report and/or score after you have finished and left debt review? People ask us this a lot. Simply, the answer is…

Why Use a Legal Professional for Credit Clearance?

Why use a legal professional for credit clearance when you could do it yourself? Fair question. The truth is, yes, you could initiate a dispute with the bureaus on your…

How Long After Debt Review Removal Can You Apply for Credit?

So, you’ve successfully escaped debt review and would like to take out more credit. If you are no longer over-indebted and feel that taking out more credit is worthwhile, you…

Do I Have to Appear in Court for Debt Review Removal?

Do you have to appear in court for debt review removal? For a lot of us, the thought of appearing in court can seem daunting. It can be scary standing…

How to Get the Best Credit Score in 30 Days?

Have you ever wondered how you can boost your credit score in a month? All of us have had a low credit score at one point or another, and so…

How to Get a Court Order to Remove Debt Review

Debt Review can be a hassle and a half. You can’t access new credit when you need it, it wrecks your credit, and debt counselling fees can be astronomical. It…

Can I Negotiate with a Creditor to Have a Judgment Removed?

Sometimes it’s easier to negotiate with a creditor yourself than to commission a legal consultant. But how would one go about this, and what are the strategies to be employed?…

Can I Move My Debt Review to a Different Company?

Sometimes we just don’t get along with people, especially in business circumstances. If this is the case with your debt counsellor, this is the blog post for you! We’ll go…

Calculating the Financial Impact of Debt Review Removal

Debt Review removal can certainly impact your finances, though not directly. It can definitely open doors to positive changes, like a better credit score and debt management flexibility. Read on…

Changes in Debt Review Removal Legislation

Since 2015, numerous amendments have been made to the National Credit Act to better accommodate creditors and consumers. The NCA came into effect in 2005 and has since caused heated…

Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money

Develop a healthy relationship with money! Finances can cause a lot of stress, right? Especially if like me, you love spending money. My therapist says a healthy relationship with money is…

Does Clearing Judgment Clean Your Credit Record?

Today, we’re diving into the murky waters of judgments and credit reports. A judgment is a public record of when a creditor or collector took legal action against you so…

Credit Sale Definition

Ever wondered what credit sale is? You hear it all the time, especially when conversing with creditors, debt counsellors, and even collectors. Simply, it’s not quite cash, not quite layby….

The Process of Debt Review Removal in South Africa

Have you been thinking about Debt Review? Chances are, if you can’t afford living expenses or to make the minimum debt repayments, Debt Review is for you. This is consolidating…

ITC Clearance for Debt Review

No one wants a Debt Review lingering on their credit report, especially after you’ve worked so hard to get your finances in order. Imagine: Your debt counsellor has submitted proof you’ve…

A Fresh Start: Removing Debt Review and Taking Control

It’s a horrible feeling like you’re trapped in debt review. Not being able to escape the process might have you yearning for lost financial freedom. Yes, it’s supposed to be…

From Red Flags to Green Lights: Removing Judgments

Declined. That cathartic word some of us see when applying for a loan, mortgage, or other line of credit. Imagine: You’re at the bank about to apply for a loan…

Understanding Algorithms and Credit Scoring Systems

Have you ever wondered how credit bureaus like Transunion and Experion calculate your credit score? At the heart of every credit score is a mathematical model, usually an algorithm, that…

Why You Should Clear Your Name from ITC ASAP

Getting clearance from ITC (now Transunion) is a big deal. You’ll get to enjoy enhanced access to credit, better employment prospects, and of course, peace of mind. That’s because your…

Step by Step Guide for ITC Clearance Certificate

Getting ITC clearance is a huge step once you have cleared your credit report or have entered debt review. This article encompasses everything you need to know about completing ITC…

Can You Cancel Debt Review?

So, you’d like to cancel debt review. Unfortunately, cancelling debt review isn’t as easy as it may sound. In fact, the phrase ‘cancel debt review’ does not exist within the…

Does Debt Review Affect Your Spouse?

Debt review may or not affect your spouse’s credit record depending on what they have agreed to guarantee your debt. Debt review is a wonderful to manage insurmountable financial challenges…

Breaking Chains: The Journey to Judgement-Free Living

As of 2021, more than 10 million South Africans have impaired credit records, says BusinessLIVE. Having a negative credit record can impair your ability to take out loans, find rental…

How to Clear Your Name After Your Debt Is Paid

Is all your debt paid off? Congratulations! Now, how do you go about clearing your name and credit record? What are the legalities involved? How does this impact your credit…

How To Change To A Different Debt Counselor

People in debt change to different debt counsellors for several reasons. How does one go about changing to another debt counsellor?  Do you need professional help with that? Find all…

3 Common Obstacles in Obtaining A Debt Clearance Certificate

Are you ready to turn over a new financial leaf? Getting a debt clearance certificate is the first line of action for obtaining a clean credit record and the ability…

What Exactly Is Prescribed Debt?

What exactly is prescribed debt, and how does it work in South Africa in 2024? How do you know if your debt has been prescribed, and how long does it…

Possible Reasons You Can’t Get A Clearance Certificate

When it comes to the reasons you can’t get a debt clearance certificate, you’ve come to the right place. It can be debilitating living through debt review and harassment from…

Step-by-Step Process of Removing Debt Review Record

We regularly hear from clients who are struggling to clear their names after Debt Review has been completed. Recovering your financial freedom depends on clearing your credit report and moving...

How to Remove Prescribed Debt from Credit Profile

Think of your credit profile as the introduction that creditors receive of you, before agreeing to lend money or grant credit. Maintaining your credit score by dealing with any financial...

Accidentally Placed Under Debt Review – What to Do

Getting out of a situation where you’ve been accidentally placed under Debt Review is not a straightforward process. If you find yourself placed under Debt Review without consent, it is...

When Can I Make Debt After Debt Review?

You can apply for credit once you get your clearance certificate, though your credit score will take time to improve. Debt Review helps over-indebted consumers find balance in their finances...