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Congratulations, your mortgage arrears have been extinguished

Last week’s 0.25% per annum interest rate reduction extinguished the arrears on tens of thousands of mortgage bonds. That’s the claim being made by several property owners in cases before the courts involving multiple banks.

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How to save your house from bank repossession

In this CFO Talks interview, Ciaran Ryan talks to consumer legal expert Leonard Benjamin about some surprisingly easy ways to stop your home being repossessed by the banks. Also discussed are illegal garnishee orders and how banks are routinely making "errors" when it comes to calculating mortgage bond arrears.

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Thousands of vehicles are being repossessed each year based on false figures

Eight years ago debt counsellor Fanie Grové started looking at vehicle loan statements from his clients and was staggered by what he saw: in every one of more than 80 cases he examined where the borrower had fallen into arrears, he says the bank was unlawfully overcharging interest. 

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Standard Bank accused of ‘double dipping’ in home repo case

In a case due to come before the Eastern Cape High Court this month, Standard Bank is accused of double charging the arrears amount owed by a mortgage client, resulting in a guest lodge being repossessed and sold at auction for a fraction of its market value.

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