[LISTEN] Debt expert talks about knowing your rights as a consumer

March is also known as Consumer Awareness Month and during this time, focus is placed on the financial wellbeing of some buying rights each person is entitled to.

In the interest of combating the dreaded D-word, spokesperson and debt expert at DebtSafe Matthys Potgieter chats to #WeekendBreakfast host Africa Melane about the importance of consumer rights, and addresses some questions surrounding debt.

Potgieter says that if you are over the age of 18 and have a good credit score, then you could ask for credit.

The very first right is that you as a South African, have the right to credit.

Matthys Potgieter, spokesperson and debt expert at DebtSafe

According to the National Credit Act, a credit agreement should be received in a simple and fair language says Potgieter. He adds that this means that the contract should be received in a language that the consumer really understands.

It’s important for South African consumers to go and have a look at what is stipulated inside of those contracts because that is where your rights really lie.

Matthys Potgieter, spokesperson and debt expert at DebtSafe

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Debt expert talks about knowing your rights as a consumer


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