The introductory fee is intended to cover the cost of launching a credit contract, although it is not clear what the costs are to cover. This is a one-time payment made by the consumer at the time of the conclusion of the credit contract or to be paid in increments (in the form of a separate loan attracting interest). The different interest rates apply to different categories of credit contracts: the crucial role of credit in the economy is explained within the policy framework of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of August 2004: Payment Protection / Payment Protection Insurance / Credit Insurance all means that you pay extra to cover refunds if you die, you are disabled, you lose your job or other events of life. The conditions apply, so make sure you understand what is included and what is not. You may already have insurance that could help you. The consumer is required to notify the credit provider of one of the following changes: The National Credit Act imposes limited interest rates for all forms of credit, including microcredits. However, the law introduces other fees (initiation fees and service charges) that keep the total cost of credit extremely high. It is no longer enough to take into account only interest rates. Interest rates, introductory fees and service charges must be carefully calculated to calculate the total cost of credits for borrowers. The new cost of credit provisions came into effect on June 1, 2007. Does standard communication really have to reach the consumer to be effective? In Sebola/Standard Bank, the Constitutional Court held that, although the law does not have a clear meaning for “supply,” it requires the credit provider to demonstrate the application of a credit contract and proves that the notification was sent to the consumer. When the creditor publishes the notification, the proof of the shipment registered to the consumer, accompanied by proof that the communication has reached the corresponding post office for delivery to the consumer, constitutes sufficient proof of the delivery (in the absence of contrary evidence).
A credit contract is a legally binding contract that documents the terms of a loan agreement; it is carried out between a person or party lending money and a lender. The credit contract describes all the terms and conditions of the loan. Credit agreements are established for both retail and institutional loans. Credit contracts are often required before the lender can use the funds made available by the borrower. This provision helps prevent credit providers from taking abbreviations by simply accepting apparently solvent debtors at face value. A lender can use its own valuation mechanisms, provided they are fair and objective. The consumer, on the other hand, must provide the requested information in a complete and truthful manner. Otherwise, the credit provider could fully defend the charge of granting reckless credits. All consumer credit contracts are governed by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (amended in 2006).
Section 90 lists many provisions of credit contracts (unlike all agreements) that are illegal and inadmissible. There are too many of them to make the list. The list is broad and extensive; Many of these provisions are likely to be open to a wide range of interpretations, which should lead to uncertainty. For example, a provision is illegal if its general purpose or general effect is to enslave the purposes or directives of the law or to “mislead” the consumer. In addition, a provision is illegal The law also grants you certain consumer rights, including the right to a 14-day “cooling time” and the right to terminate a contract if the information provided by the lender is considered misleading or unduly pulls the buyer out of pocket. In the form of secured loans, money is paid and the lender receives a commitment for personal property or something of value as collateral for the repayment of the loan.