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July 28 2014 at 06:47

There’s no commonality – not all 699-ers had the same experience.

The claims of manipulating expenses information to influence credit scoring are completely reliant on hearsay and speculation and the application should be dismissed due to lack of jurisdiction.

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July 23 2014 at 07:10

 As corporate mess-ups go, it was pretty big. A “pre-legal credit controller” employed by cellphone service provider Altech Autopage sent an e-mail to 45 of its subscribers earlier this month, many of them former subscribers, telling them to pay up or face the consequences.

“We refer to your Altech Autopage account which has gradually digressed into an arrear status.

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July 21 2014 at 04:53

His name is Johannes Ignatius Bartosch, and he’s the R699 man.

He’s been chosen by attorney Duncan Heuer of Port Elizabeth law firm Pieterse, Cary, Finlaison Inc, as the person to represent all Satinsky clients in a notice of motion the firm’s legal counsel will take to the Port Elizabeth High Court tomorrow to have a class action brought against Satinsky and the banks.

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July 16 2014 at 07:06

There was a time when the manufacturers of energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods, commonly referred to as “junk food”, could happily punt them to children using cartoon characters, celebrities, gifts and the like.

Remember Francois Pienaar and Lay’s chips?

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July 14 2014 at 08:37

The saga now commonly referred to as “the six-nine-nine cars” is far from over, and I’m busy investigating a few humdinger cases involving grossly inaccurate information on credit application forms, and a car sold as new when its registration history says otherwise.

But here’s a story of someone who thought he had a good credit record but could not get a bank to finance a used car.

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