The Stage
Regulatory Reform: The FSB speaks out

The insurance industry is waiting with bated breath for the implementation of Twin Peaks and the effects that it will have on the industry. With the recent passing of the Financial Sector Regulation Act (FSRA) into law, setting the stage for the Financial Services Board’s (FSB) transition to the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, Dube Tshidi, the FSB’s Executive Officer shared his views in a release to the media on the transition and the imminent winding down of the FSB.

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Straight Talk
Every little bit counts

One of the subjects that we touch on very rarely from a financial planning perspective is saving towards education. Yet, over the past three years, this has been shoved into the spotlight through the FeesMustFall movement. The biggest issue is that higher education is simply too expensive to be accessible by the largest portion of the population. By all accounts, the missing middle is growing in size and stature on a yearly basis.

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Failure to comply strict breach entitles insurer

The simple act of failing to keep jewellery in a safe or taking reasonable precautions to care for an item can be grounds for an insurer to reject a claim. The issue for determination in the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance’s (OSTI) briefcase was whether the insurer, was entitled to reject a claim for the loss of Mrs. R’s tennis bracelet on any one of the following four grounds set out in the insurer letter of rejection.

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