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Durban Convey Club – Oct 07

23 October 2007


Dear Club Member,

As you can see from the above banner, our October Club is in support of the Springboks. They've definitely given us some "edge of the seat" viewing and we're very proud of our winning teaml!

You should find some useful info in this month's club, as well as another chance to win yourself some shopping time!


Birthday Wishes

Best wishes to our club members celebrating birthdays this month. We hope you all have a wonderful day:
Stephen Smith 5th October
Camy Reddy 9th October
Erica Dalzell 20th October
Leeander Govender 20th October
Sadie Steytler 22nd October
Ruben Naidoo 24th October
Saroj Reddy 28th October
Monica Winterburn 30th October



Welcome






A warm Durban welcome to our new GhostConvey Support Consultant, Francois Posthumus. Francois moved down from Newcastle to join us, and will become a familiar face in your offices before too long.



Tips and Tricks

FICA Fees on Bonds
FICA fees are no longer automatically added to Statement of Account for further loans. Fields to select your options are added per institution to Bond > Institutions > as follows:-
  • FICA fee payable for 1st bonds?
  • FICA fee payable for further bonds?

FICA Fees - Inclusion in 'Statement of Account' made optional.
For all institutions a new field has been added to the tab with the label 'FICA fee payable?' in order to activate inclusion of 'FICA identification and verification fee' on the statement of account.

To activate the above field in the tab, capture the following in SetUp > Bonds > Institutions > (per institution)
  • 'FICA fee payable for first bonds?'
  • 'FICA fees payable for further bonds?"
  • 'FICA fees for Individuals'
  • 'FICA fees for Juristic parties'



Quotation Calculator - 'FICA fee payable?' field is appearing on the Quotation Calculator and makes merging of the FICA fees for quotations optional.


Extent on TD Forms
We are getting a lot of queries about the extent not being captured in the "Area of property" field on the TD forms. We are attending to this, but note that SARS have confirmed that they are happy with the extent only being in the main property description and the other portion being left open.

While we're on the subject of Extent, please remember that you cannot use a comma in the extent field as this will result in an error if you try to send an electronic rates request. You need to use a full stop in the extent field.



On the WinDeed front

Look out for the following features in the next Windeed update:

  • Windeed Spider searches
  • Lightstone Valuation searches
  • Contact Details searches
  • Transfers by Suburb searches
  • New Mpumulanga Deeds Office



This month's recipe - Avocado Sprout Salad with Red Pepper & Olive Dressing
  • 1 lettuce or a packet of mixed salad leaves
  • 4 avocados, skinned and diced
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 punnet snap peas

Red Pepper & Olive Dressing:
  • 1 teaspoon herb salt
  • 2 medium red peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup pitted black olives

Arrange salad leaves on a platter and top with avocado, sprouts and peas. To prepare dressing, purée ingredients in a blender until smooth, and serve with salad. Couldn't be easier!



Competition

This month's competition question is as follows:
In the Bond module, which item in the Tools menu would you select to check which matters you still have to Classify (MT65)?

The prize this month is a R250 Woolworths Gift voucher. Please email your answer to Durban GhostConvey Club, including your name and firm name. Good Luck!



Registering

Registration to our club is free. If you have not yet joined, please click on the following prompt Durban GhostConvey Club, fill in your details and send.



Words of wisdom

"A friend is someone who can see through you and still enjoys the show" - Anon



Go Bokke!

Korbitec Durban getting into the spirit in preparation for the Final!





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