TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TFG MONEY PERSONAL LOAN PROTECTION POLICY (“the/this Policy”)
This is a life insurance Policy under the Risk Class of business underwritten by Guardrisk Life Limited (registration number 1999/013922/06 and FSP number 76), an authorised financial services provider and an insurer licensed to conduct life insurance business in terms of the Insurance Act 18 of 2017.
This document sets out the terms and conditions of the insurance you have been required to take up to cover the Outstanding Loan Amount or Your Instalments on Your Loan Agreement (dependent on which Benefit is successfully claimed and paid out – see clause 2 for details on the Benefits). This Policy provides cover for Your Loan Agreement against Death, Disability and Retrenchment if You meet all the conditions of this Policy.
This Policy is a legal document which must be read together with, and considering the following:
This insurance is mandatory. This means that, when you take out a TymeBank TFG Money Personal Loan or a TymeBank Personal Loan you are required to take up this insurance, or substitute it with a credit life insurance product of your choice with the same or similar benefits (see the Loan Agreement Terms and Conditions for details and requirements).
You must read this Policy carefully so that You understand when the Insurer will approve a Claim.
Please make sure You understand the meaning of these important words, used in this document:
Benefit means the amount or amounts payable on Your Death, Disability or Retrenchment as defined in this Policy, and ‘Benefits’ shall have a corresponding meaning as the context may require;
Claim means, unless the context indicates otherwise, a demand for benefits under this Policy by a Claimant, whether the Claimant’s demand is valid or not, made by handing in a completed and signed claim form with supporting documents to TFG, and ‘Claims’ shall have a corresponding meaning as the context may require;
Claimant means a person who makes a Claim in relation to this Policy;
Claim Event means Your Death, Disability or Retrenchment, which happens after the Starting Date and during the insurance period;
Claim Event Date means the date on which the Claim Event occurs, giving rise to a Claim;
Credit Life Insurance means credit life insurance as defined in the National Credit Act;
Day means a 24 (twenty-four) hour period, and ‘Days’ has a corresponding meaning as the context may require;
Death means Your death by any cause, subject to the Exclusions and the terms and conditions of this Policy;
Diagnosed means the act of identifying a disease, illness or injury by a Doctor, conducted by examining You;
Disability means that You become so physically or mentally impaired, whether totally or partially, or temporarily or permanently, as a result of injury, disease or illness, that Your ability to earn an income or pay the monthly Instalment under Your Loan Agreement is impaired, and includes, but is not limited to, Occupational Disability;
Doctor means a legally and duly qualified medical practitioner validly registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa with a valid practice number;
Exclusion means a loss or event not covered by this Policy. If a Claim Event arises from an Exclusion, no Benefit will be payable. ‘Exclusions’ shall have a corresponding meaning;
Insolvency Act means the Insolvency Act 24 of 1936;
Instalment means the amount due under Your Loan Agreement each month which is payable by You, and it includes an amount equal to the Premium for this cover, and ‘Instalments’ shall have a corresponding meaning;
Insurer means the insurance company that underwrites this insurance, namely Guardrisk Life Limited (registration number 1999/013922/06 and FSP number 76), an authorised financial services provider and an insurer licensed to conduct life insurance business in terms of the Insurance Act 18 of 2017. See the disclosure notice for details;
Labour Relations Act means the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995;
Loan Agreement means the credit agreement concluded between You and TymeBank (the credit provider) as regulated under the National Credit Act, and which Loan Agreement is subject to you taking up credit insurance as specified in this Policy;
Magistrates’ Courts Act means the Magistrates’ Courts Act 32 of 1944;
National Credit Act means the National Credit Act 34 of 2005;
Occupational Disability means a form of Disability where Your impaired ability to earn an income or pay the Instalment on Your Loan Agreement arises from (is caused by) a physical or mental impairment which renders You unable to continue Your employment, Your own occupation, profession or trade;
Outstanding Loan Amount means the total amount owed by You to TymeBank in terms of the Loan Agreement from time to time or at the Claim Event Date, including the principle debt, interest and fees and charges set out in the Loan Agreement;
Pensioner means a person who is not working and who receives a pension which is a payment at regular intervals, other than wages or salary, to provide income in consideration for past services;
Permanent Disability means Disability that is continuous, total and permanent. Permanent Disability must be Diagnosed by a Doctor. You shall also be deemed to have suffered Permanent Disability upon the total and permanent loss of, or loss of use of, both hands, both feet or both eyes;
Permanently Employed means that You are employed for a position without a pre-determined time limit. Probation periods, self-employment and fixed term employment contracts will not be regarded as permanent employment for purposes of this Policy;
Personal Information means personal information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013;
Pre-existing Condition means any condition that You were aware of, or that You have consulted a Doctor for, or that You have received medical treatment for in the twelve months preceding the Starting Date that results in a Claim Event;
Premium means the monthly amount that You must pay to the Insurer in return for the Benefits under this Policy which shall be collected by TymeBank as part of Your Instalment (see clause 5 for details);
Repudiate means, in relation to a Claim, any action by which the Insurer rejects or refuses to pay a Claim or any part of a Claim, for any reason, and includes instances where a Claimant lodges a Claim –
in respect of a loss event not covered by this Policy; or
in respect of a loss event or risk covered by this Policy, but the Premium payable in respect of this Policy has not been paid;
and ‘Repudiated’ shall have a corresponding meaning;
Retrenched means that You become unemployed or suffer a loss of employment because of adverse business conditions, the introduction of new technology, Your employer implementing a staff reduction program or reorganisation of business as provided for in the Labour Relations Act, excluding voluntary retrenchment and forfeiture of salary or wages (see clauses 2.3 and 4 for a list of all the Exclusions which apply to Retrenchment under this Policy);
Retrenchment means when You become Retrenched;
Schedule means the document that will be issued when You take up this Policy, which confirms certain information relevant to Your take up;
Starting Date means the date when the cover under this Policy starts, which is the date on which the loan is paid/disbursed by TymeBank into Your nominated bank account in terms of the Loan Agreement;
Temporary Disability means Disability that has a duration which is not expected to continue permanently. Temporary Disability must be Diagnosed by a Doctor, and ‘Temporarily Disabled’ shall have a corresponding meaning;
TymeBank means Tyme Bank Limited, registration number 2015/231510/06, a limited liability public company incorporated in accordance with the laws of South Africa with its registered address at 2nd Floor, 30 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, a registered bank and credit provider in terms of the National Credit Act (NCRCP 10774) and a licensed financial services provider (FSP number 49140), its successors in title or assigns acting in its capacity as the credit provider with whom You concluded the Loan Agreement;
Variation means any act that results in a change to –
iii. any condition,
and ‘Vary’ shall have a corresponding meaning;
Waiting Period means a period during which the Insurer will not pay the benefits in terms of this Policy for a Claim Event that arises within this period.
There is no waiting period for the Death Benefit, the Retrenchment Benefit or the Disability Benefit for Permanent Disability or permanent Occupational Disability, regardless of the term of repayment under Your Loan Agreement.
There is no waiting period for the Disability Benefit for Temporary Disability or temporary Occupational Disability if the term of repayment under Your Loan Agreement is three months or six months.
If the term of repayment under Your Loan Agreement is nine months or longer, there is a Waiting Period for the Disability Benefit for Temporary Disability and temporary Occupational Disability of 3 (three) months calculated from the Starting Date of this Policy.
If this Policy is suspended and reinstated (see clauses 1 and 12 for when this can happen), and if the term of repayment under Your Loan Agreement is nine months or longer, a waiting period equal to the unexpired portion of the Waiting Period will apply when this Policy reinstates.
We/Us/TFG means Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd (registration number 1988/007302/07 and FSP number 32719). We provide services as an intermediary between You and the Insurer. See the disclosure notice for details;
You/Your means the South African person who is older than 18 (eighteen who has entered into the Loan Agreement with TymeBank.
Your Loan Agreement is only insured while You have valid insurance. You have valid insurance if all the terms and conditions of this Policy are met (including but not limited to the Waiting Period when applicable) and if You have paid the monthly Instalment (which includes an amount equal to the Premium) on Your Loan Agreement (see clause 5 for details).
This Policy will suspend (You will not have cover and You will not be billed for an amount equal to the Premium) when You are in default under Your Loan Agreement (see clause 5.2 for further details on suspension of this Policy). If TymeBank has chosen to pay the Premium on Your behalf (see clause 5.2 for details), this Policy will not suspend, but an amount equal to the Premium will be added to Your Outstanding Loan Amount.
As soon as the default under Your Loan Agreement as indicated above is rectified, this Policy will reinstate automatically. See clause 7 for details on when this Policy will end.
This insurance will start on the Starting Date.
2.1 Death: on Your Death (when You die), the Insurer will settle (pay) the Outstanding Loan Amount, determined on the Claim Event Date (the date of Your Death).
There is no waiting period applicable to this Benefit.
Four types of Disability are covered by this Policy:
2.2.1 Permanent Disability: if You suffer a Permanent Disability (if You become disabled), the Insurer will settle (pay) the Outstanding Loan Amount, determined on the Claim Event Date (the date Your Permanent Disability is first Diagnosed).
There is no waiting period applicable to this Benefit.
The Benefit for Permanent Disability will only be payable once. Once it has been paid, the Policy and its cover will end.
2.2.2 Temporary Disability: if You suffer a Temporary Disability (if You become disabled), the Insurer will pay the Instalments due and payable under the Loan Agreement determined on the Claim Event Date (the date Your Temporary Disability is first Diagnosed) for a period of 12 (twelve) months, or until You are no longer Temporarily Disabled, or until Your Loan Agreement is terminated, whichever is the shorter.
This Benefit is subject to the Waiting Period and the terms and conditions of this Policy, if the term of repayment under Your Loan Agreement is nine months or longer.
2.2.3 Permanent Occupational Disability: if You suffer a Disability as a result of an Occupational Disability which is permanent, the Insurer will settle (pay) the Outstanding Loan Amount, determined on the Claim Event Date (the date Your permanent Occupational Disability is first Diagnosed).
The Benefit for Permanent Occupational Disability will only be payable once. Once it has been paid, the Policy and its cover will end.
There is no waiting period applicable to this Benefit.
2.2.4 Temporary Occupational Disability: if You suffer a Disability as a result of an Occupational Disability which is temporary, the Insurer will pay the Instalments due and payable under the Loan Agreement determined on the Claim Event Date (the date Your temporary Occupational Disability is first Diagnosed) for a period of 12 (twelve) months, or until You no longer suffer from the Occupational Disability, or until Your Loan Agreement is terminated, whichever is the shorter.
You can only be covered by the Disability Benefit for Occupational Disability if You are Permanently Employed (see the Exclusions at clause 4 below). It is Your responsibility to tell TymeBank if You are Permanently Employed on the Starting Date, and it is Your responsibility to tell TymeBank if Your employment status changes, for example, if You are no longer Permanently Employed for any reason, which may include but not be limited to Your resignation or Retrenchment, or if You become Permanently Employed at any time after the Starting Date. If You are not Permanently Employed (and You have disclosed this to TymeBank), You will not have to pay an amount equal to the Premium for the Disability Benefit for Occupational Disability.
If You are not Permanently Employed at the Starting Date, or if You suffer an Occupational Disability while this Policy is effective, the Disability Benefit for Occupational Disability will start again automatically as soon as You become Permanently Employed (and You will have to pay an amount equal to the Premium for the Disability benefit for Occupational Disability - see clause 5 for the premium payable for this Benefit).
You will not be covered by the Disability Benefit (and You will not have to pay an amount equal to the Premium for the Disability Benefit - see clause 5 for the premium payable for this Benefit) if You are a Pensioner or recipient of a state grant.
This Benefit is subject to the Waiting Period and the terms and conditions of this Policy, if the term of repayment under Your Loan Agreement is nine months or longer.
2.3 Retrenchment: if You become Retrenched (on Your Retrenchment), the Insurer will settle (pay) the Outstanding Loan Amount, determined on the Claim Event Date (the date that You are Retrenched).
You can only be covered by the Retrenchment Benefit if You are Permanently Employed (see the Exclusions at clause 4 below). It is Your responsibility to tell TymeBank if You are Permanently Employed on the Starting Date, and it is Your responsibility to tell TymeBank if Your employment status changes, for example, if You are no longer Permanently Employed for any reason, which may include but not be limited to Your resignation or Retrenchment, or if You become Permanently Employed at any time after the Starting Date. If You are not Permanently Employed (and You have disclosed this to TymeBank), You will not have to pay an amount equal to the Premium for the Retrenchment Benefit.
If You are not Permanently Employed at the Starting Date, or if You are Retrenched while this Policy is effective, the Retrenchment Benefit will start again automatically as soon as You become Permanently Employed (and You will have to pay an amount equal to the Premium for the Retrenchment Benefit - see clause 5 for the premium payable for this Benefit).
You will not be covered by the Retrenchment Benefit (and You will not have to pay an amount equal to the Premium for the Retrenchment Benefit - see clause 5 for the premium payable for this Benefit) if You are a Pensioner or recipient of a state grant.
The Benefit for Retrenchment will only be payable once. Once it has been paid, the Policy and its cover will end.
2.4 The amounts payable under all the Benefits will be paid directly to TymeBank, and not to any other person/entity.
3.1 Abusing alcohol, drugs or narcotics;
3.2 Actively participating in war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities, warlike operations (whether war be declared or not), civil war, insurrection, rebellion revolution, civil commotion or uprisings, military power;
3.3 Using nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, or any radioactive contamination;
3.4 The Insured’s participation in the commission of a criminal activity resulting in a Claim Event;
3.5 Participating in hazardous activities such as mountain climbing, bungee jumping and speed racing;
3.6 Being affected by any Pre-existing Condition which You were aware of in the 12 (twelve) months preceding (before) the Starting Date and failed to tell Us about; or
3.7 Committing suicide (whether sane or insane) or attempting to commit suicide.
The Insurer will not cover Retrenchment or Occupational Disability when:
4.1 You are lawfully dismissed, which includes dismissal because of failing to act or wilful misconduct when there is a violation of some established, definite rule of conduct, a forbidden act, wilful dereliction of duty or misconduct;
4.2 You agree (volunteer for) forfeiture of salary, wages or other employment income;
4.3 You accept voluntary Retrenchment or termination of employment;
4.4 You resign;
4.5 You retire;
4.6 You participate in an unprotected strike;
4.7 You were aware or received notice of Retrenchment in the 3 (three) months immediately preceding (before) the Starting Date; or
5.1 The Premium is calculated on every R100 (or any part thereof) which is outstanding on Your Loan Agreement (of Your Outstanding Loan Amount). The Premium is payable monthly in arrears and will change every month, depending on Your Outstanding Loan Amount. The Premium is the cost of the credit insurance which You are liable for in terms of this Policy, and is as per the table below:
R0.166 per R100 of Outstanding Loan Amount
R0.034 per R100 of Outstanding Loan Amount
Disability Benefit for Occupational Disability and Retrenchment Benefit
R0.196 per R100 of Outstanding Loan Amount
5.2 When a Premium has been collected by TymeBank from You as detailed in this clause, TymeBank will pay the Premium to the Insurer on Your behalf each month. An amount equal to the Premium will be included in the monthly Instalment under Your Loan Agreement which shall be payable by way of the debit order mandate granted by You to TymeBank in terms of your Loan Agreement Terms and Conditions. If You do not pay Your monthly Instalment under Your Loan Agreement, TymeBank will be entitled (but not obliged), in its unfettered discretion, and without obligation, to pay a Premium on Your behalf should TymeBank determine (in its sole discretion) that it is necessary to do so. If TymeBank pays a Premium on Your behalf, an amount equal to the Premium paid by TymeBank on Your behalf will be added to Your Outstanding Loan Amount. If you do not pay Your monthly Instalment under Your Loan Agreement, and TymeBank has not exercised its discretion to pay a Premium on Your behalf, You have a grace period of one month to keep this Policy up to date by paying Your Instalments, and if You don’t do so, this Policy and its cover will suspend from the date that You did not pay Your Instalment, or if the missed Instalment is the first Instalment due, this Policy and its cover will suspend from the Starting Date, until Your Instalments are brought up to date. While this Policy is suspended, Your Instalment will not include an amount equal to the Premium and You will not have cover.
5.3 The Premium may be increased at any time during a calendar Year, but We will give You 31 (thirty-one) Days’ notice of any increase, the reason for the increase and if the increase will also result in an increase to the Benefits. The increased amount will be recovered from You in the same manner as per clause 5.2 above as from the effective date of the increase
The following factors will be considered before a Premium increase is decided:
5.3.1 past and future expected economic factors (for example, but not limited to, interest rates, tax and inflation);
5.3.2 past and future expected lapse experience;
5.3.3 past and future expected mortality experience;
5.3.4 expected future reinsurance;
5.3.5 past and future claims experience;
5.3.6 any regulatory and legislative changes impacting this Policy; and
5.3.7 any other factor impacting the Premium that the Insurer deems material at the time.
5.4 The Loan Agreement terms and conditions will apply together with the terms and conditions of this Policy as set out in this document.
All Claims must be submitted to Us within 90 (ninety) Days of the Claim Event Date. If You or the Claimant do/does not report the Claim to Us within 90 (ninety) Days, the Insurer will no longer be liable to pay the Claim, unless there are extenuating circumstances for the late notification or the Claim is the subject of a pending court case between You/the Claimant and the Insurer, or subject to arbitration.
For the Death Benefit: If We are notified of Your Death, or become aware of Your Death, We will verify Your Death with the Department of Home Affairs and We will process a Claim and pay the benefit to TymeBank, who will use the benefit to settle Your TFG Money Personal Loan or TymeBank Personal Loan.
You can contact the Insurance Claims Department and request that a claim form be sent to You (the contact details are further down in this clause). You can also download a claim form on our website at www.mytfginsure.co.za.
You can notify Us of a Claim by clicking on the claims notification tab on Our website at www.tfginsurance.co.za, but You will still be required to complete, sign and submit a claim form as indicated below.
To make a Claim, You must email the completed and signed claim form to the Insurance Claims Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will have to provide proof of Your Disability or Retrenchment. The following documents must be handed in with the claim form:
For the Death Benefit:
For the Disability Benefit:
For the Retrenchment Benefit:
We may do a full investigation to assess Your Claim. We may:
We may request any other documents or information that We or the Insurer require because they are essential to assessing the Claim. If We or the Insurer request such documents or information, You or the Claimant are responsible for providing the documents or information requested.
The Claim documents must be emailed to the TFG Insurance Claims Department. Contact details for the Insurance Claims Department are:
Notification of all Claims that are submitted to Us under this Policy shall be made to the Insurer by Us, on Your behalf.
A Claim shall not be payable if the conditions set out in this paragraph 6 are not met. If there is any fraud in relation to a Claim, You will not be covered by this Policy at all.
We will let You know if the Insurer has accepted and approved Your Claim.
If Your Claim is Repudiated by the Insurer, We will let You know in writing within 10 (ten) Days of the decision to Repudiate Your Claim.
If You dispute the Insurer’s Repudiation of Your Claim, You have 90 (ninety) Days from the date You receive the repudiation letter to appeal this decision in writing to the Insurer. The Insurer’s contact details are in the Disclosure Notice which is attached to this Policy.
If the appeal is not successful or the dispute is not resolved at the end of this 90 (ninety) Day period then You have an additional 6 (six) months to institute legal action against the Insurer by serving summons on it, failing which the Insurer is no longer liable in respect of the Claim.
If You have a complaint, You can make Your complaint to Us or to the Insurer at the contact details in the Disclosure Notice below.
If any complaint to TFG or the Insurer is not resolved to Your satisfaction, You may submit a complaint to the Long-term Insurance Ombudsman or the FAIS Ombudsman (see the Disclosure Notice for the Ombudsmans’ contact details) or the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, which is the regulator of the long-term insurance industry (see the Disclosure Notice for their contact details).
Please contact TFG's Insurance Claims Department for a copy of TFG's Claims Management Framework. The telephone number is 0860 000 388.
7.1 The Insurer can end this insurance by giving You 31 (thirty one) Days’ notice in writing, to your last known address, to Your email address or via SMS.
7.2 You cannot cancel or end this insurance because it is compulsory for You to have this insurance in terms of the Loan Agreement. You have a right to substitute this Policy with a Credit Life Insurance product of Your choice at any time after the Starting Date, subject to TymeBank’s acceptance of Your substituted product (see clause 12 below for details on substitution).
7.3 This Policy will automatically end
7.3.1 when Your Outstanding Loan Amount is paid in full, as a result of an approved Claim, or when You terminate Your Loan Agreement, or otherwise;
7.3.2 when Your Loan Agreement is terminated by TymeBank;
7.3.3 when TymeBank instructs Us to cancel this Policy, for example when You have settled the Outstanding Loan Amount;
7.3.4 when this insurance has been substituted in terms of section 106(4)(a) of the National Credit Act; or
7.3.5 when a Claim for the Disability Benefit for Permanent Disability, Permanent Occupational Disability or the Retrenchment Benefit is accepted and approved.
whichever of these events happens first.
7.4 The Insurer may immediately cancel this Policy or place it on hold, refuse any transaction or instructions, or take any other action considered necessary in order to comply with the law and prevent or stop any undesirable or criminal activity.
7.5 See clause 2.2 and 2.3 above for when cover under the Disability Benefit and the Retrenchment Benefit will end.
The Insurer reserves the right to amend, add or change the terms and conditions of this Policy by giving 31 (thirty-one) Days’ written notice to You of its intention to do so. Any Variations and or changes will be binding on You and the Insurer and can be applied at any time to the existing terms and conditions after written communication of these changes has been sent to Your last known address as it appears in the Insurer’s records at that time.
9.1 You must always give Us information that is to the best of Your knowledge:
9.2 It is Your responsibility to tell us about all relevant changes to Your details or circumstances (especially Your employment status) and all relevant details about a Claim You make.
9.3 If You do not give true, correct and complete information, the Insurer may:
9.4 You must not commit fraud or make a fraudulent Claim. If You commit fraud or submit a Claim that is in any way fraudulent, We will lay charges with the police and not pay out Your insurance Claim. We will also not refund any Premium which has been paid.
Only the courts of the Republic of South Africa shall have jurisdiction to entertain any claims arising out of or in respect of this Policy and the law of the Republic of South Africa shall apply to this Policy.
You consent to the jurisdiction of the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg, in respect of all claims and causes of action between You, the Insurer and/or TFG, whether now or in the future, arising out of or in respect of this Policy.
If We allow You any indulgences, it does not affect our rights under this Policy. It also does not mean that We must allow You any similar indulgences again. For example, if We give you extra time to make a Claim on one occasion, We do not have to give You extra time to make a Claim on another occasion.
We have created a superior solution – encompassing products, processing and service – tailored to each of our customers’ requirements. We will, at all times, deliver a superior customer experience, simplifying and improving our customers’ lives. We will achieve this through a motivated team of skilled people, absolute fairness in our treatment of our customers and partners and complying with the principles and outcomes of Treating Customers Fairly. These are:
13.1 You acknowledge and consent to TFG, TymeBank and the Insurer processing Your Personal Information:
13.1.1 to enter into this Policy and for purposes of administering this Policy and complying with Your instructions; and
13.1.2 for the purposes of the prevention and detection of fraud and criminal activities, the identification of the proceeds of unlawful activities and the combating of money laundering activities.
13.2 You have the right to access Your Personal Information held by Us, TymeBank or the Insurer, during office hours and within a reasonable time after receiving such a written request for access. You can find our contact details in the Disclosure Notice below.
13.3 TFG, TymeBank and the Insurer will only keep Your Personal Information for as long as necessary or required by law.
13.4 TFG, TymeBank or the Insurer may transfer its rights or obligations under this Policy to a third party without Your consent and without notice. In such event, the third party will then process your Personal Information.
13.5 You may update Your Personal Information at any time by calling Us.
Long-term Insurance Policyholder Protection Rules 2017 (PPRs)
Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) General Code of Conduct 2003
Business Name: Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd
Registration number: 1988/007302/07
Physical address: Stanley Lewis Centre, 340 Voortrekker Road, Parow East, 7500
Postal address: P O Box 6020, Parow East, 7501
Telephone: 021 938 1911 and/or 0860 834 834
Email address: email@example.com
Website: www.tfg.co.za and/or www.tfginsurance.co.za
FAIS registration (FSP No): 32719
In terms of the FSP license, Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd is authorised to provide intermediary services for products under Long-term Insurance Category B1.
Without in any way limiting and subject to the other provisions of the Services Agreement/Mandate, Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd accepts responsibility for the lawful actions of their representatives (as defined in the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Service Act) in rendering financial services within the course and scope of their employment. Some representatives may be rendering services under supervision and will inform you accordingly.
TFG is committed to combating money-laundering and terrorist finance as required by the Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001, as amended. As such, you are required to inform us if you are a domestic prominent influential person (DPIP) or foreign prominent public official (FPIP) as defined in said Act. If your status changes (I.e. you become a DPIP or FPIP after taking up this Policy, you are also required to keep TFG informed.
Legal and contractual relationship with the Insurer: Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd is an authorised financial services provider. Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd performs services as an intermediary and binder holder under the Long-Term Insurance Act, the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act and its Regulations, entering into life policies. It has an agreement with Guardrisk Life Limited, a cell captive insurer, and has the necessary mandates to act on behalf of Guardrisk Life and acts in accordance with the mandate which is in place.
Guardrisk Life Limited and Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd have concluded a shareholder and subscription agreement that entitles Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd to place insurance business with Guardrisk Life Limited. The shareholder and subscription agreement entitles Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd to share in the profits and losses generated by the insurance business. Guardrisk Life Limited may distribute dividends, at the sole discretion of its Board of Directors, to Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd during the existence of the Policy.
Professional Indemnity Cover: Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd holds Professional Indemnity insurance cover.
Claims Procedure including prescription period: please contact Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd’s Insurance Claims Department for a copy of Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd’s Claims Management Framework.
Complaints Procedures: If you have a complaint, or if you would like a copy of the Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd’s Complaints Management Framework, kindly visit our website, call Customer Services on 0860 834 834 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all complaints, please first address your complaint with us, the Administrator, as we would like to try and resolve it. If we have not been able to assist satisfactorily, then you may elevate your complaint to Guardrisk. See below for Guardrisk’s full contact details.
If the complaint to Guardrisk is not resolved to your satisfaction, you may submit the insurance complaint to the Industry Regulators, whose details appear below.
Compliance Officer: external compliance officer – Nadia Verappen, telephone number 087 897 6970
Internal compliance officer – Antonio Jacobus, telephone number 021 938 1911.
Conflict of Interest: please call Customer Services on 0860 834 834 for a copy of Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd’s Conflict of Interests Policy.
The Marketing and Premium Collection Intermediary
FSP Name: Tyme Bank Limited
Registration number: 2015/231510/06
Physical address: 30 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, 2196
Telephone: 0860 999 119
Email address: email@example.com
FAIS registration (FSP No): 49140
FSP Licence Categories and Products: Tyme Bank Limited is a Category I registered financial services provider, authorised to render intermediary services for the following financial products: (i) Long-term Insurance Category A; (ii) Long-term Insurance Category B1; (iii) Long-term Insurance Category B1-A; (iv) Long-term Deposits; and (v) Short-term Deposits
Authority to render intermediary services: Tyme Bank Limited has concluded an intermediary agreement with the Insurer in terms of which Tyme Bank Limited render marketing, sales and premium collection intermediary services on behalf of the Insurer. Tyme Bank Limited does not receive any commission from the Insurer for rendering the intermediary services.
Professional Indemnity Cover: Tyme Bank Limited holds Professional Indemnity insurance cover.
Compliance Officer: Heidi Stoffberg (Tel: +27 (0)83 676 4000)
Conflict of Interest: Tyme Bank Limited does not hold more than 10% of any shares or interest in the Insurer. A copy of Tyme Bank Limited’s Conflict Interest Management Policy can be accessed at https://www.tymebank.co.za/legal/conflict-of-interest-policy or by requesting a copy on 0860 999 119.
Business Name: Guardrisk Life Limited
Registration number: 1999/013922/06
Physical address: Tower 2, The Marc, 129 Rivonia Road, Sandown, Sandton, 2196
Postal address: PO Box 786015, Sandton, 2146
FAIS registration: FSP 76
In terms of the FSP license, Guardrisk Life Limited is authorised to give advice and render financial services for products under:
Professional Indemnity and/or Fidelity Cover:
Guardrisk has a Professional Indemnity Cover and a Fidelity Guarantee Cover in place.
Telephone: 0860 333 361
Conflict of Interest :
Guardrisk Life Limited has a conflict of interest management policy in place and is available to clients on the website.
A copy of the policy wording can be obtained from Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd’s website (details above).
The Policy document and Welcome Letter detail the type of policy, risk covered and the policy benefits.
The Policy document and Welcome Letter detail the frequency of premium payments and the amount which is due. The Policy document and Welcome Letter also detail the manner of payment of the premiums, their due date and consequences of non-payment.
There are no fees or commission payable under this policy.
Other matters of importance
You will be informed of any material changes to the information about the intermediary, insurer and or underwriter provided above.
If we fail to resolve your complaint satisfactorily, you may submit your complaint to the Ombudsman of Long-Term Insurance.
You will always be given a reason for the repudiation of your claim.
If the insurer wishes to cancel your policy, the insurer will give you 31 days’ written notice, to your last known address.
You will always be entitled to a copy of your policy at no charge.
Do not sign any blank or partially completed application form.
Complete all forms in ink.
Keep notes of what is said to you and all documents handed to you.
Where applicable, call recordings will be made available to you.
Don’t be pressurised to buy the product. You have the right to refuse the offer of this insurance.
Failure to provide correct or full relevant information may influence an insurer on any claims arising from your contract of insurance.
Waiver of Rights
No insurer and/or intermediary may request or induce in any manner a client to waive any right or benefit conferred on the client by/or in terms of any provisions of the said Code, or recognise, accept or act on any such waiver by a client. Any such waiver is null and void.
Particulars of the Long Term Ombudsman
(For claims/service related matters)
Postal address: Private Bag X45, Claremont, Cape Town, 7700
Telephone: +27-21- 657- 5000 / 0860 103 236
Fax number: +27-21- 674- 0951
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Particulars of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority
(For market conduct related matters)
Postal address: PO Box 35655, Menlo Park, 0102
Telephone: +27- 12- 428- 8000
Fax number: +27- 12- 346- 6941
Email address: email@example.com
Particulars of FAIS Ombudsman
(For product related matters)
Postal Address: PO Box 41, Menlyn Park, 0063
Telephone: +27- 12- 762- 5000
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Particulars of the Information Regulator
(For Personal Information related matters)
Postal Address: PO Box 31533, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017
Telephone: +27- 010- 023- 5200
Email address: POPIAComplaints@inforegulator.org.za
Version: 23 05 2023