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Future Income Loss to FSB

We received a fair amount of all kinds of calculations, based on the FSB statistics. One that differed from the rest considered the financial impact on the FSB’s income, should the pass rate reflected in the statistics be applied to the total numbers. Angus writes as follows: A closer look at the results of the […]

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The meaning of “Mondegreen”

The meaning of the term “Mondegreen” is best explained at the hand of an example. An American author misheard the line “…and they ha’e slain the Earl of Murray/ and laid him on the green” and read it as “…and Lady Mondegreen”. An article in Rapport on Sunday contained the following gem: Late at night, […]

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Administrative Services on behalf of Product Providers

Providing services to clients for which you are not reimbursed has always been part of the job. Back in the good old days, when most product providers paid more than lip service to the term “client care”, it was a pleasure working together to resolve issues, and both parties scored in terms of client retention. […]

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Best of the Boks?

The announcement of Heyneke Meyer’s support structure raised quite few eyebrows, including that of Bulls supporters. To add fuel to the fire, there is speculation that Victor Matfield may be recalled to the side for the next 12 to 18 months. Are the Bulls likely to undergo another colour change, from pink to Springbok green? […]

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Truths From The Dark Side

Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don’t. If the enemy is in range, so are you. The hidden flaw never remains hidden for ever. Gambling is a sure way of getting nothing for something. Anything worth taking seriously is worth making fun of. […]

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Transgressions Never Retire

A retired financial advisor received quite a shock when he was ordered to refund a client to the tune of R460 000, as well as interest at 15.5% dating back from 2005. We copy below extracts from the actual determination. Those who would like to read the whole determination can click here. This case is […]

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Analysing the RE Results

There were mainly two arguments from readers who did not take reality into account: The first concerns the numbers who still have to write. If I may use the key individual (KI) stats as an example: It states that one third of the registered KIs still have to write before the end of June. This […]

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FSB Stats Response

The publication of the Moonstone REView on Friday arguably drew the biggest response from readers since the announcement of the regulatory exams. It was quite fascinating trying to analyse the calculations readers shared about the numbers who still have to write, and the complications thereof, as well as the so called profit margins, based on […]

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RE Statistics

FSB press release: Regulatory examination statistics – There are 11 weeks remaining to the 30 June 2012 deadline for Financial Service Providers to write their regulatory examinations. All candidates that have not yet written the examinations are requested to do so without delay to ensure that they are accommodated on their preferred dates and times.  […]

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RE: How to prepare workshop

We ran the first workshop in Pinelands yesterday. We had 42 reservations, and 42 people pitched. Wie het gesê Kaapstad is ‘n slaapstad? One attendee wrote as follows this morning: Just a quick one to pass on my thanks for the presentation yesterday. It was excellent and well worth the time. David M. The workshops […]

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