6 Credit bureaus say they will not blacklist people over e-toll debts

6 Credit bureaus say they will not blacklist people over e-toll debts

- Several credit bureaus have said that they won't blacklist people's credit score based on e-toll debt

- This follows the Electronic Toll Company's announcement that it would be taking a harsher stance against those who have outstanding e-toll bills

- The ETC has said that it has applied for 1400 court judgments against citizens with e-toll debt

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Six credit bureaus have stated that your credit score won't be affected by unpaid e-toll bills.

These came as part of public statement released by the Credit Bureau Association.

The bureaus behind the statement said they would be removing blacklisting relating to unpaid e-toll accounts.

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In simple terms, this means that e-tolls of citizens who obtained judgments will no longer appear on their credit scores.

Additionally, the Electronic Toll Company has said that it has applied for 1 400 judgments that would force people to pay their outstanding e-toll debts, according to

Additionally, the Electronic Toll Company has said that it has applied for 1400 judgments that would force people to pay their outstanding e-toll debts, according to The Citizen.

This would also result in the blacklisting of those who cannot pay. 

However, the issue is contentious, as a legal challenge against the constitutionality of e-tolls is currently underway.

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As a result, the CEO of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse praised the statement released by the Credit Bureau Association, describing it as "good news".

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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