Does your Business have to Register as a Credit Provider in terms of the National Credit Act?

In this video, Brett Bentley explores the registration requirements for a business to
be required to register as a credit provider in terms of the befuddling South
African National Credit Act.

Section 40 (1) of the National Credit Act , “ A person must apply to be registered as a credit provider if the total principal debt owed to that credit provider under all outstanding credit agreements, other than incidental credit agreements, exceeds the threshold prescribed in terms of section 42 (1). “ This is not quite as simple
as it seems and one needs to to determine the applicability of the NCA to any
particular transaction, which involves answering a two-fold enquiry drawn from
the provisions of Section 4 of the Act:

  1. Does the Consumer in the agreement fall within the NCA (Section 4)?
  2. Does the transaction fall within the definition of credit agreement
    as set out in Section 8?

A related article is:  “When Does The National Credit Act Apply To A Transaction?