Credit Agreement Act 75 Of 1980 South Africa
Credit agencies, credit bureaus and debtor advisors must register with the NCR. Before entering into a credit contract (R-zero threshold), a credit provider must register with the NCR. The Credit Contracts Act regulates certain transactions in which personal property is leased or purchased on credit or certain services are provided on credit and sets limits on the amount of deposit payable and the duration of the repayment period for selected leasing or credit transactions. The Namibia Credit Agreements Act 75 of 1980 (Credit Agreements Act) has recently been significantly amended. The amendments to the Credit Agreement Amendment Act 3 of 2016 came into effect on August 1, 2016. “Development credit contracts” are credit contracts for the development of a small business, an education loan or a loan for the construction of low-cost housing. The maximum interest rate is 38.8% per year. If, for example.B a credit contract on the sale of furniture provides interest or fees that exceed the permitted limits, a court must set aside the questionable provisions and enforce the rest of the agreement. It appears, however, that the court could invalidate the entire agreement, order the furniture store to repay all amounts paid and order that the furniture sold be withheld by the borrower or lost to the state. Whereas the Credit Contracts Act previously excluded agreements in which the debtor became the owner of the property or re-established the ownership or use of the goods of the definition of “rental-sale,” the amending law explicitly included these types of credit contracts in the definition. This means that the categories of credit contracts under the definition of “credit transaction,” and thus the application of the law, have been extended to these types of transactions. In addition, settlement disputes can be referred directly to the appropriate ombudsman if it is a financial institution (such as a bank), a consumer court or an alternative dispute resolution mediator.
 With the agreement of the parties, the order can be recorded in writing and a judicial or judicial decision can be made. Credit bureaus play an important role. For example, they provide credit providers with information on consumer creditworthiness.