The 2004 Ministry of Commerce and Industry policy framework describes credit as a „double-edged sword“: if a case has been referred to the National Consumer Court, the Debt Advisor, the Ombudsman, the Alternative Dispute Settlement Representative or the Consumer Court, or if the credit contract is subject to a debt review , the court will postpone the case. Mortgage contracts are cash loans secured by the registration of a mortgage on land and whose income is generally used for the purchase of land or housing. Long-term rental: This is a method in which the credit institution temporarily grants the customer the use of a car by paying a monthly rent. With the conclusion of the contract, the customer agrees to buy the car at the end of the rent. Until June 1, 2007, the Usury Act (now repealed by the National Credit Act) limited the interest rates that credit providers could charge. Until that date, the maximum interest rate was 20 percent per annum for all credit contracts up to r10,000 and seventeen percent per annum for credit contracts over R10,000. However, registered microcredits were excluded from the Usury Act from 1992, meaning that they were allowed to calculate all the interest rates they liked. This has led to exorbitant interest rates, where microcredits typically calculate 30% per month (or 360% per year), or 18 times more than 20% per year for other loans. Due to the huge profits made by microcredits, the sector has become uncontrollable and has grown rapidly compared to the previous year. In the three years from September 2003 to August 2006, for example, industry payments more than doubled. The sector has grown by more than 30% per year on average. In the twelve months that ended in August 2006, the total amount of credits paid in the registered microfinance sector exceeded R30,000,000 R30,000 R.
Alternatively, settlement disputes can be referred directly to the competent ombudsman if the lender is a financial institution (such as a bank), a consumer court or an alternative mediator for dispute resolution.  With the agreement of the parties, the order can be recorded in writing and a judicial or judicial decision can be made. Every adult has the right to apply for a loan, but no one has the right to get credit. A lender may choose to refuse credit on reasonable business grounds, but should not unfairly discriminate against a consumer against other consumers on the basis of race, religion, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, culture, language Etc. A consumer may demand reasons for denial of credit that must be communicated in writing by the credit provider. Sarah borrows $45,000 from her local bank. It accepts a 60-month loan at an interest rate of 5.27%. The credit contract stipulates that on the 15th of each month, she must pay $855 for the next five years.
The credit agreement stipulates that Sarah will pay $6,287 in interest over the life of her loan, and it also lists all other loan-related expenses (as well as the consequences of a breach of the credit contract by the borrower).