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Ombudsman for Banking Services ensures relevance at international ombudsman scheme conference

Press Releases . 30 Sep 2019

This week the Ombudsman for Banking Services South Africa hosted the 12th annual conference of the International Network of Financial Services Ombudsman Schemes (INFO Network).The conference  hosted  92 delegates from 27 countries representing 36 financial ombudsmen from all over the world, from 30 September to 2 October.  

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Business Email Compromise (BEC) fraud

News . 26 Sep 2019

Business Email Compromise (also called E-mail interception fraud) is a type of scam that targets companies and individuals who do electronic funds transfers from one person or entity to another. The fraudsters hack the victims’ email accounts, intercept and redirect invoices and then change the ba [...]

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The Ombudsman for Banking Services is now your one – stop shop for all banking related complaints.

News . 05 Sep 2019

It is important to note that all non-bank related credit bureau complaints will still be dealt with by the Credit Ombudsman.

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The Bank Ombuds alerts women to remain cautious

Press Releases . 20 Aug 2019

August is Women’s Month and with the focus on women and their finances, the Ombudsman for Banking Services analysed their complaints to assess their concerns.

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Online banking fraud keeps Banking Ombudsman on its toes two years running

Press Releases . 23 May 2019

The Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) has today released its Annual Report highlighting some interesting statistics for its operations for 2018. Key highlights for the year

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Pensioners targeted in credit card fraud stats show

Press Releases . 16 Apr 2019

In the review of the first quarter of 2019, the Ombudsman for Banking Services has seen an alarming increase in credit card fraud. Credit card fraud is theft involving a payment card

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In a technical recession protection is better than loss

Press Releases . 05 Oct 2018

South Africa has officially entered a technical recession. “It is important for the average consumer to understand how the decline in economic activity affects them.

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What Women Want…From Their Banks

Press Releases . 01 Jul 2018

Investment What Women Want...From T1 The world at large, and more specifically developing countries, are finally making some strides for the financial inclusion and engagement of women and the role of the woman in the economy is expanding rapidly and parallel to the various dynamic business sectors that make up the economy.

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Bank Right & Save During This National Savings Month

Press Releases . 01 Jul 2018

As July s National Savings month, the Ombudsman for Banking Services OBS advises bank customers to better educate themselves when banking through their chosen banking channels.

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Busy year for Banking Ombuds with 35% increase in case load

Press Releases . 23 May 2018

The Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) has today released its Annual Report on operations for 2017.

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7000 cases before banking ombuds

Press Releases . 14 May 2018

A TOTAL of 7056 formal cases were opened by the Ombudsman for Banking Services office last year - an unprecedented 35% more than in the previous year.

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VAT increase sees escalation in banking fees

Press Releases . 20 Apr 2018

Banking services are among the many that will be affected by the 1% VAT increase effective 1 April 2018.

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