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Colin Daniel

Uncapped PMB tariffs ‘squeezing’ medical schemes

Medical schemes say some providers charge a lower multiple of scheme rates to treat conditions not covered by the Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs), but a high... Read Story

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Colin Daniel

Govt may cancel doctors’ ‘blank cheque’ for PMBs

If medical schemes did not have to pay for Prescribed Minimum Benefits at whatever rate a doctor charges, their costs and, ultimately, members’ contributi... Read Story

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Credit regulator wants Cash Converters fined

National Credit Regulator calls for a fine to be imposed on the national second-hand retail chain Cash Converters for various breaches of the National Credit Ac... Read Story

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Claiming for damages
December 3 2014 at 15:45

What must we do to assert our rights of redress when suffering harm as a result of using services, products or facilities offered by others?

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How small claims court system works
December 3 2014 at 16:22

On April 1, 2014, the maximum amount you can claim in the small claims court was increased from R12 000 to R15 000.

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What you’ll save with a tax-free account
November 28 2014 at 19:14

Despite the contribution limits on government’s tax-free savings vehicles, to be introduced on March 1 next year, the benefits of tax-free growth are not to be sniffed at.

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Relief for holiday club members?
November 28 2014 at 19:02

If you own timeshare points in a holiday club and you’re locked into a perpetual contract, you may be in for relief.

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Executorship limits on estates increased
November 28 2014 at 18:52

If your estate is worth less than R250 000 when you die, your heirs will not have to appoint an executor. This is up from R125 000.

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Is your home haunted by ancient debts?
November 28 2014 at 18:51

A rates clearance certificate from a municipality, which clears a property for transfer, applies to the preceding two years only. But the owner may be liable for older debts.

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Banks must up their game, or cough up
November 28 2014 at 18:50

When a bank coughs up to cover a client who’s been the victim of fraud, the bank’s acknowledging that its systems were breached due to weaknesses

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Fraud may make you an insurance outcast
November 28 2014 at 18:49

In one of several cases to be highlighted by the insurance ombudsman, a consumer learnt a hard lesson when he tried to defraud his insurer.

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Holiday renting scams: don’t get caught
November 28 2014 at 18:48

Advice if you are renting holiday accommodation in another part of the country

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Broker ordered to pay client R125 000
November 28 2014 at 18:48

Insurance broker who failed to notice a mistake in a policy ordered to make good the almost R125 000 his client lost on a claim

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