CBA appoints new executive manager Alison Magrath

  • On: 06 June 2017

The Credit Bureau Association (CBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of our new executive manager, Alison Magrath. “Alison is a stalwart of the credit information industry,” says Mike Reilly, chairperson of the CBA and southern African managing executive at Compuscan. “We welcome Alison to the CBA and look forward to working together.” The CBA is a voluntary association that promotes fair and equitable services in the credit information space. It ensures the confidentiality, accuracy, relevancy, and proper use of data in accordance with international best practice.


Two methods for budgeting and debt management

  • On: 02 April 2017

Most of us know – at least on a basic level – what to do to manage our debt in finances in theory. The solution is simple: cut your expenses; pay back your debt. But it’s always easier said than done, right? Thankfully there is a whole world of instructions, tips, methods and advice available online.


Time to practice what you preach

  • On: 11 December 2016

At the end of a long hard year, take time to tick the essentials off your ‘to do list’, including the financial good management you’ve been avoiding, and reap the peace of mind that follows. In all the buzz about self-care online and in our magazines, it can be easy to forget that self-care isn’t just full-body massages and caviar pedicures. In fact, the ethos of self-care isn’t rooted in indulgence at all. Instead, it is about giving yourself the space and – crucially – time, to do what you need to do for your own peace of mind.


How to read your credit report

  • On: 19 September 2016

Now that you've got your free credit report, you might want some guidance on how to read it and how to make sense of the information contained therein. Every credit bureau lists information in a slightly different way, but they all contain the same basic information - including your personal details and records of how you manage your debt. Here's a quick guide on how to make sense of your own report.