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FSB warns against illegal funeral policies – seventeen schemes under investigation

20 January 2017 FSB

The Financial Services Board (FSB) is investigating seventeen entities selling funeral policies and continues to warn the public to be cautious when purchasing such policies.

The entities under investigation are:

These entities were requested by the FSB to provide proof that their funeral policies are underwritten by a registered long-term insurance company, as required by law, and were afforded 10 days to respond. The entities have either failed to respond to this request or have failed to confirm that their funeral policies are underwritten by a registered long-term insurance company.

The FSB investigates and takes action against entities who sell funeral policies to the public whilst such policies are not underwritten by a registered long-term insurance company. This conduct amounts to running unregistered insurance business thus breaching the provisions of the Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998.

Entities (including their owners) that breach the provisions of the Long-term Insurance Act 52 of 1998 may be subject to a fine or imprisonment upon conviction.

Any persons having any queries regarding the above-named entities may contact Mr Milton Sebaka on the following contact number: 012 422 2875.

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