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FAIS Ombud determination involving Van Zyl and Silver ...

21 Mar 2019 Financial Service Intelligence Watch

By Shamaa Sheik The following matter was heard in the Office of the Ombud For Financial Services Providers in Pretoria: Johannes Gideon Van Zyl (Complainant) and Silver Seed Capital (Pty) Ltd (1st Respondent) and Sandro Manuel Azevedo Veloza (2nd Respondent) ...

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Ombudsman for Short-term Insurance on excesses

21 Mar 2019 Financial Service Intelligence Watch

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance recently commented on excesses in the short term insurance industry. In the media release the Ombud answers the following questions: ● What is an excess?● Why do you pay an excess?● Are there different types ...

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What direction is your business moving in?

21 Mar 2019 Financial Service Intelligence Watch

By Lee Rossini The term ‘business strategy’ is well-used in a business context, however, it is often misunderstood and not applied in an effective manner. Simply put, a business strategy refers to the game plan that the owners and managers ...

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FSCA publishes new FAIS Notices

20 Mar 2019 Financial Service Intelligence Watch

FSCA FAIS Notice 20 of 2019Amendment of Notices on Exemption of Particular Persons from Qualification, Regulatory Examination and Fees Requirements, No. 3 of 2019 FSCA FAIS Notice 19 of 2019Exemption of Marara Risk Solutions (Pty) Ltd, 2019 FSCA FAIS Notice ...

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Ombudsman for Short-term Insurance on excesses

The Ombudsman for Short-term Insurance (OSTI), recently commented on excesses in the short-term insurance industry. In the media release the Ombud answers the following questions:

  • What is an excess?
  • Why do you pay an excess?
  • Are there different types of excesses?
  • Does an insurer have to recover the excess ...
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What direction is your business moving in?

By Lee Rossini

The term ‘business strategy’ is well-used in a business context, however, it is often misunderstood and not applied in an effective manner. Simply put, a business strategy refers to the game plan that the owners and managers of a business uses to position themselves in the market ...

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By Lee Rossini

The term ‘business strategy’ is well-used in a business context, however, it is often misunderstood and not applied in an effective manner. Simply put, a business strategy refers to the game plan that the owners and managers of a business uses to position themselves in the market, to conduct business operations, to attract and satisfy clients, to compete successfully in its chosen marketplace and to achieve its stated business objectives (Thomson and Strikland, 2003).  In a nutshell, a business strategy focuses on the way in which a business gets from where it is to where it wants to be; the process involves identifying the right choices that must be made to overcome the challenges and difficulties along the way. 

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