One 1 April 2014 the hotly debated New Credit Amnesty Law will become enforced in South Africa – this is according to the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa. The financial industry has offered fierce opposition for the law since it says that it will increase lender's risk while at the same time increasing the cost of credit. The reasons for this range from being unable to source reliable credit information from consumers to being unable to trust inaccurate credit bureau reports. However, a watered down version is about to come into effect.
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