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FAIS Ombud Report – What are the emerging trends?

The Office of the FAIS Ombud (“OFO”) released its Annual Report for the year 2018/2019 last week, providing a review of its performance over this period. During the financial year the OFO received a total of 9323 new complaints. The report indicates that there was an increase in the number of complaints settled or resolved […]

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Short- and long-term Ombud – One entry point for complaints from 2020

“As from January 1 2020, retired Judge Ron McLaren will be the single watchdog for both the short-term (non-life) and long-term (life) insurance industries,” BusinessLive reported yesterday. According to the article, the two ombud offices will continue to operate separately within their current defined jurisdictions, but with a single port of entry for complainants who […]

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New FAIS Ombud appointed – Adv Nonku Tshombe replaces Mr Naresh Tulsie

The Office of the FAIS Ombud announced last week that Advocate Tshombe assumed the role of new Ombud for Financial Services Providers effective 1 November 2019. She takes over from the previous Ombud, Mr Naresh Tulsie, who had served as the FAIS Ombud since May 2018. Click here to read more about Advocate Tshombe’s qualifications and experience. There […]

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FAIS Ombud introduces Share Call Number option

During March 2019, the Office of the FAIS Ombud established a Client Care Centre to enhance the customer experience. The objective of the establishment of the Client Care Centre was to give life to some of their core values which include increasing awareness and educating those they serve about the services provided, so as to […]

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Tribunal again rules against FAIS Ombud

Last Monday we published an article on the outcome of a FSCA Tribunal hearing with the following introduction: “The findings of a hearing by the FSCA Tribunal in the Van Zyl case heard on 25 June 2019 should result in serious introspection by the office of the FAIS Ombud.” “Whilst not directly addressing some of the grounds […]

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Short Term Insurance Ombud – Insight into how it operates

Business Day TV’s “You & Your Money” recently interviewed Edite Teixeira-Mckinon, the Deputy Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance. Teixeira-Mckinon joined Bryan Hirsch, personal financial planner and author, to discuss the operations of the Short-Term Ombudsman’s office. In the interview Teixeira-Mckinon chats about the proposed amalgamation of the Short- and Long-term Insurance Ombuds’s offices, the upward trend […]

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Long Term Ombud Annual Report – Cases resolved in favour of complainants increased

“We received 11 768 written requests for assistance, including 5 978 chargeable complaints. In total, 3 367 cases were finalised, of which 31.5% were resolved wholly or partially in favour of complainants”, Judge Ron McLaren, Ombudsman for Long Term Insurance shares in the just-released 2018 Annual Report. He highlighted the following:  91% of complaints were […]

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Short-term Ombud Annual Report – What are the trends of the complaints received?

The Ombud for Short Term Insurance’s mission is to resolve short term insurance complaints fairly, efficiently and impartially. How did they perform in 2018? How many complaints were received? The Ombudsman just released its Annual Report that provides, amongst other information, statistical data and operational results for 2018. According to Haroon Y Laher, Chairman of […]

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