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Media Release: September 2016

The National Credit Regulator (NCR), referred Lewis Stores Ltd (Lewis Stores) and Monarch Insurance Company Ltd (Monarch) to the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) last year,  following an investigation by the NCR which revealed that :-

Jacqueline Peters, Manager: Investigations and Enforcement at the NCR says that the basis of the NCR’s referral was that the sale of loss of employment cover to pensioners and self-employed consumers was unreasonable and imposed an unreasonable cost on such consumers. The same applied to the sale of occupational disability cover to pensioners where they no longer had an occupation, said Peters.

The National Consumer Tribunal in a judgement handed down today has agreed with the NCRs’ submissions and found that Lewis Stores:- 

The NCT has further:-

The NCR considers this a great victory and will be returning to the NCT to argue the imposition of a fine on Lewis Stores said Peters.

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Lebogang Selibi

National Credit Regulator

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Website: www.ncr.org.za