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01 Apr 2022

Discover how to build your credit score in South Africa

At some point in your life, you may need to make debt, to purchase a car, an apartment, or a house. When you apply for a loan, you will need a healthy credit score to get financing. In fact, your credit history will determine the type of interest rate you are offered when paying back the money you borrowed.

Following sound credit principles will help you secure a better rate, manage your debt and financial obligations better and help to build a strong credit score.

 

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Selae Thobakgale hosts this episode of In conversation for young professionals. She is joined by Paballo Makupu, Financial Solutions and Innovation Manager, and Richard Davidson, Credit Risk at Investec Private Banking.


 
Selae Thobakgale hosts this episode of In conversation for young professionals. She is joined by Paballo Makupu, Financial Solutions and Innovation Manager, and Richard Davidson, Credit Risk at Investec Private Banking.


  • Skip ahead

    [01:02]  What is a credit score?

    [01:51]  Do you always take the loan you qualify for?

    [02:35]  Good credit principles to live by

    [03:40]  How do you build a reputable credit score?

    [04:35]  How does your credit score work as a couple?

    [05:04]  Good debt vs bad debt

    [07:44]  Taking out debt for somebody else

    [08:23]  Knowing your credit score

    [08:47]  Financial planning – how do you do it?

    [10:09]  Debt review or liquidation – what do you need to know? 

    [10:48]  Credit cards

    [12:15]  How do you improve your credit score?

    [14:14]  Top tips on credit

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Selae Thobakgale hosts this In conversation for young professionals credit score podcast.

Building good credit starts with sound credit principles. Learn how to build your credit score, and understand and manage debt as you apply for loans, such as vehicle finance or a home loan.

“Don’t go into debt trying to look rich.” – Paballo Makupu, Financial Solutions and Innovation Manager.

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