(3RD Party) iol Business - Consumers unaware of credit profile
"According to a recent poll conducted by bond originator ooba, three quarters of South African consumers are unaware of their credit profile.
The poll revealed that 69% of respondents did not know their credit status.
The Credit Bureau Monitor's 2011 2nd quarter report reported that there had been an increase of credit-active consumers with impaired credit records. The number of consumers with impaired credit records increased by 174,000 to 8.80 million, a 0.3% increase quarter-on-quarter."