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Rise in data breaches

– Affects banking safety On Monday it was World Data Privacy Day – a day which aimed to highlight that millions of people worldwide are unaware of how their personal information is being used, collected or shared in an increasingly digital society. ABSA bank mentioned in a FIN24 article that banking fraud is on the […]

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Insuring a student’s valuables

– Tips for your clients This week many universities and colleges re-opened and many students headed back to campus. Marius Neethling, Underwriting Manager for Santam’s Personal Lines recently shared some expert advice on how parents should ensure that their children’s valuable are kept safe while they are they are on campus. Students carry contents worth […]

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Moonstone’s Compliance Officer Occupational Certificate

– Equip yourself with expert skills and practical experience Have you ever considered becoming a compliance officer? Now it is possible. Compliance Officers generally provide compliance services to the management of a company, to assist them in discharging their responsibilities in complying with various regulatory as well as legislative requirements. The Moonstone Business School of […]

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Misrepresentation on proposal form

– Impact on insurer’s risk assessment Detail in recording risks is critical at the inception of any insurance proposal as this may impact on a number of areas, including future claims under such a contract. This is what Mr M learnt when he submitted a vehicle claim in 2016. The final 2018 edition of the […]

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FS Tribunal rules on late withdrawal of appeal

The introduction of the Financial Services Tribunal (FST) created a platform for the reconsideration of decisions by any decision-maker in the financial services sector. With the establishment of the Tribunal the prediction was that there would be an influx of cases to be reconsidered. This prediction is true if we look at the increase in […]

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Proposals for cryptocurrency regulation

Members of the public and impacted stakeholders have until 15 February 2019 to make submissions on policy and regulatory proposals for crypto assets. The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), National Treasury (NT), South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) recently released a consultation paper on crypto […]

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Embrace the voice search revolution

Technology is all around us. It’s transforming our business and its transforming our personal lifestyle. This year we will see plenty of exciting new developments. One of these trends is “Voice Search”. In a recent article Linda Graham from FinCommunication shares how we can embrace the voice search revolution. But what is Voice Search? Search […]

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New FIC Draft guidance note

– Update on ‘suspicious and unusual transactions and activities’ The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has updated its existing guidance relating to suspicious transaction reporting (STR) in terms of section 29 of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001 (Act 38 of 2001). In a media release on Friday, 20 January 2019, the FIC mentioned that the […]

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Tribunal Debarment decisions – Why the increase?

Over the last few months we have seen an increase in debarment cases placed before the Financial Services Tribunal for reconsideration. Why? Has there been an increase in debarments? Has many of these debarments been effected as an injustice to representatives? What changed? A right to appeal A representative now has a right to appeal […]

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