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Featured News Article : What is the use of credit ratings?

'financial stability-threatening herding and cliff effects'

The recent downgrade of South African banks by Moody’s (and the Reserve Bank’s surprisingly sharp response) has once again turned the spotlight on the role of credit rating agencies (CRAs) in the economy.

Featured News Article : The negative impact of reckless lending on consumers

Micro loans and retail accounts are leading factors contributing towards over-indebtedness

The topic of risk to both consumers and financial institutions brought about by reckless lending has been thrust into the spotlight following the recent critical status assigned to African Bank Investment Ltd. (Abil), due to their inability to collect on consumer repayments for their unsecured loans.


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