National Credit Act

MIE would like to take this opportunity to notify you of newly implemented legislation which impacts the background screening industry, as well as to share our new service offerings with you.

Marlize Uys

04 August 2015

The National Credit Act Amendment 19 of 2014 (NCAA) has been enacted and commenced on 13 March 2015.
Some of the changes which affect the background screening industry, and the recruitment process in particular, are:
 A consumer credit record may be accessed by an employment agency, recruitment consultant, staffing company or employer when:
• They certify that the request for consumer credit information relates to a position requiring honesty in the handling of cash and finances;
• There is a job description in place that stipulates the requirement of trust and honesty in the handling of cash or finances;
• Specific and informed consent of the consumer is obtained prior to the request being made.
 A request for qualification verification and employment detail require consent from the consumer prior to the request being made.
Date effective: 13 March 2015
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