What are my rights in this cumbersome credit contract

Posted on:
8 Dec 2015
Posted by:
Sibiya Sibiya

Good day,

I am in need of advice with regards to the Credit Act for the following situation that I find myself in.

In February 2015, I took out a loan against my car with AC for an amount of R 6000-00.  The interest on this loan is 30% per month.  Due to being unemployed since November, I took on a job on a fixed term contract in February 2015, and thus took a loan to pay for my rent petrol etc until my first salary at the end of that month.

Due to unemployment from November 2014 to February 2015, I was paying my arrear accounts, rent, petrol and R 1800-00 per month to AC, which was the 30% interest of the lump sum loan amount of R 6000-00.

In June 2015, my contract was not renewed and I managed to pay AC until July 2015.  From February 2015 until July 2015, I have paid a total of R 10 800-00.  That works out to be R 4 800-00 more than the loan amount.

I am unable to make another interest payment or pay the lump sum loan amount back due to my unemployment, but cannot afford to lose my motor vehicle as it is all I have to get me to interviews and to work, once I have secured that.  Without my vehicle I am unable to secure employment.

Due to the fact that the loan amount was R 6000-00 and although I have not paid any money on the loan amount, but the 30% interest of R 1800-00 per month over a 6 month period resulted in me paying back more than the loan amount an interest on that, is there any way I can manage not to have my car repossessed.

What are my rights? Please advise URGENTLY as I need to make contact with AC regarding this matter, and want to be adequately informed of my rights before doing so.

Thank you and Best Regards


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4 Responses

  1. Pakie

    This should be results of an illegal lender. It should be tackled as such. We are ready to assist in reporting the matter to NCR and police

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