FinChoice originated as a registered credit lender out of the HomeChoice brand. They offer a range of loan products that can be taken over 6, 12, or even 24 months.
You can only apply for a loan from them if you are a customer of HomeChoice.
Also a registered Credit Provider (NCRCP 454).
FinChoice has created three loan products that one can choose from, each of which cater to different needs.
As an additional benefit, FinChoice has a Personal Protection Plan that will cover the payment of the loan in case of death or disability.
The Personal Protection Plan is active on personal loans too.
FinChoice’s different products offer their clients flexible terms to suit their individual needs.
FinChoice stipulates that an individual must pay the total amount that is due in the loan agreement, including the loan amount, all costs, and interest in terms of the NCA (National Credit Act).
There is no further information regarding their interest fees.
The KwikAdvance product is the only installment that would be due as per the date agreed upon when the loan was applied for.
For the rest of the products, FinChoice will raise the debit order on the 30th of the preceding month, so that it will come off on the 1st of the new month.
If you have a loan that requires a payment in December, the debit order can be raised any day from the 10th of December onwards.
FinChoice uses the Non-Authenticated Early Debit Order (NAEDO) system. This tracks your bank account to determine whether you have sufficient funds available, as well as when these funds become available. The debit order will be activated as soon as funds appear.
This system is used in December, as most individuals get paid earlier than usual. Please note that this is in your loan agreement, so you agree to it when you sign.
There is no breakdown of additional fees, and it can be expected that this will only be found out when applying.
Loan Initiation Fee
Unfortunately, there are no hints as to what the loan initiation fee may be. However, in line with NCA regulations, the initiation fee is not allowed to be more than R1000.
The specific amount would be mentioned in the loan agreement.
Finchoice does not stipulate the service fee on their website.
The website does not specify a late fee charge. They will, however, raise a debit order on an unspecified day to recover the amount in arrears from your bank account.
If you’re not going to be able to make a payment, your best choice would be to request a payment reschedule.
The agreement would then be regulated by the terms agreed between both parties. However, the decision to reschedule is entirely at the company’s discretion.
FinChoice has made it easy to apply for a loan online. The best part is that the whole process should take no longer than 10 minutes. Approval or rejection is immediate.
To qualify, you would need to meet the following criteria:
You have to be a HomeChoice customer in order to qualify for any FinChoice products.
The overall application process takes about 10 minutes. Once you’ve been approved, you will have access to MobiMoney and KwikAdvance, which would take an extra 2 minutes from application to approval.
The support team is very responsive and has a clear understanding of their products.
The few Google reviews that they have are varied, and leave them with a 2,4 star rating out of 5. The newest reviews are a few months old, so it’s hard to get a very accurate idea of the company based on these.
FinChoice has received over 1000 reviews on HelloPeter, most of which are from dissatisfied customers.
Their rating from 1043 reviews is 1.35 stars, which is in the lowest quarter.
The most recent reviews show vastly different feelings from one to the next.
Between Google and HelloPeter, FinChoice comes out with an average star rating of 1,875.
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