Unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
1.1 “call centre” means the Investec telephone call centre putting the User in touch with a consultant;
1.2 “communication” means communications between the client and Investec exchanged by means of an e-communication, fax, telephone, call centre and such other means of communication Investec may allow or use from time to time;
1.3 “consultant” means the Investec employee operating in the call centre or in such other department or division as Investec may determine from time to time;
1.4 “e-communication” means a communication in the form of a data message as defined in the ECT Act and includes communications exchanged by means of the website, email and mobile phone (e.g. WIG, WAP, SMS);;
1.5 “ECT Act” means the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No 25 of 2002;
1.6 “General Terms” means the Investec Private Bank Account Terms and Conditions which govern the User’s Private Bank Account held with Investec;
1.7 "instructions" means an instruction from the User by means of a communication to perform a transaction;
1.8 "Investec" means Investec Bank Limited;
1.9 "Investec Group" means the Investec Group of companies and includes Investec;
1.10 "mobile banking" means access to the service via mobile phone (including devices which perform mobile phone functions such as tablets) and forms part of the online service;
1.11 "NCA" means the National Credit Act No 34 of 2005;
1.12 "online banking" means access to the service via the website and forms part of the online service;
1.13 "online service" means the service via online banking and mobile banking;
1.14 “pass phrase” means a familiar sentence, saying or phrase provided by the User that will be displayed before accessing the service;
1.15 "service" means the Investec banking or financial related service accessed or used by the User by means of communications and includes the online service;
1.16 "transaction" means a transaction in respect of the service including User set-up, payments, transfers and account enquiries;
1.17 "User" means the Investec client authorised to use the service and to exchange communications and, where applicable, includes such person's duly authorised representative(s);
1.18 "User ID&PIN" means the User’s personal Investec identification number and internet pin number which must be used to access the service;
1.19 “OTP” means the one-time password sent by Investec to a User’s mobile phone to provide additional validation following the User ID&PIN process, and which is valid only for the User’s current online banking session;
1.20 "verification mechanism" means any mechanism, device or process used by Investec to verify the identity of a User in the exchange of communications, including the User ID&PIN and OTP;
1.21 “verification criteria” means the minimum requirements that must be met by the User in order to verify the User’s identity telephonically or otherwise, as determined by Investec;
1.22 "website" means the Investec website (including all its constituent web pages) on which Investec provides the service from time to time, including all pages in respect of whose content Investec exercises control;
Wording importing one gender shall include the other genders, words in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa and natural persons shall include created entities.
Online Banking Terms & Conditions
Unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
2.1 These Online, Mobile and Telephone Banking Terms (hereinafter referred to as the/these “terms”) apply to online banking, mobile banking and banking conducted via the call centre.
2.2 These terms constitute the “ancillary terms” referred to in clause 19.9 of the General Terms.
2.3 The rules of interpretation and guidelines on how to read these terms with the General Terms are provided for in the General terms.
3. Service and security measures
3.1 The service shall, in addition to these terms, also be subject to the provisions of any other agreement concluded between the User and Investec, including provisions governing any Investec products taken up by the User, the Training Manual and Quick Start Up Guide for mobile banking (“Manual”). The Manual, which is available by clicking here, is incorporated into these terms by reference, provided that nothing stated therein shall override any limitation of liability, indemnity, restrictions or the warranty provided in these terms.
3.2 In order to access mobile banking, the User must be a registered online banking client and must ensure that his mobile phone and SIM card meet the requirements as set out in the Manual.
3.3 The User shall be responsible for all steps necessary to acquire access to the online service and for ensuring the security and confidentiality of any hardware, software or medium of access ("equipment") at the User’s expense. In particular, the User must take measures to prevent key logging by criminals on computers by using the key pad provided on the logon screen to input their User ID&PIN. Furthermore, the service must be used in accordance with the Security Policy, which is available by clicking here. The User’s attention is specifically drawn to the risks of spoofing and phishing and what to do/not to do as set out in the Security Policy.
3.4 The service may only be used on completion and acceptance of the requisite application forms, questionnaires, mandates and other documents provided or specified by Investec from time to time, or as required under any applicable law.
3.5 Investec shall not be bound in any manner until such requisite documents have been completed and/or submitted by the User and accepted by Investec. Investec reserves the right to reject in its discretion, any application for the service.
3.6 The User consents to Investec performing credit risk enquiries for access to the service from time to time and agrees that Investec shall be entitled to use any information supplied by the User for this purpose.
3.7 In the event of a change in the User’s personal information (including but not limited to the User’s name, identity number, passport number, address and contact numbers), the User shall be responsible for advising Investec of such changes as soon as is reasonably possible.
3.8 Investec shall be entitled in its sole discretion to terminate the User’s entitlement to access the online service (without terminating the User’s Private Bank Account) with immediate effect should the User fail to abide by these terms, notwithstanding demand. The termination of the Account is dealt with in the General Terms.
3.9 Investec may publish on the website and/or send you e-communications regarding security measures from time to time. The User agrees to implement such measures and/or refrain from any of the activities prescribed by Investec from time to time.
4.1 Investec may specify the verification mechanisms and verification criteria required to obtain access to the service from time to time.
4.2 The User must satisfy the verification criteria when engaging a consultant in respect of the service.
4.3 Investec shall be entitled to refuse to give effect to communications from a User and/or refuse a User access to the service should a User fail to use the verification mechanism or fail to satisfy the verification criteria, as the case may be.
4.4 Only the User to whom the verification mechanism is allocated shall be entitled to use the service.
4.5 If the User does not recognise a pass phrase and despite this continues to use the service (or what purports to be the service), Investec will not be held liable in any manner whatsoever for any loss the User may suffer as a result and the User indemnifies Investec accordingly.
4.6 The User undertakes to change the PIN on using the service for the first time and on a regular basis thereafter.
4.7 Investec may, in its sole discretion and for whatever reason, require the User to change his verification mechanism or parts thereof from time to time and the User undertakes to comply with such requirement unconditionally.
4.8 The User acknowledges that the verification mechanism may enable the User to access all online services of the Investec Group and, accordingly, unauthorised use of the verification mechanism could expose the User to fraudulent transactions on any of the User’s accounts held in the Investec Group.
4.9 The User undertakes to ensure the confidentiality of the verification mechanism at all times, and shall without limitation, ensure that the verification mechanism is neither easily accessible nor disclosed to anyone else. Unless the contrary is proven, storing or recording the User ID and/or PIN on the User’s computer, phone or network shall be presumed to be the proximate or effective cause of an unauthorised person having performed an unauthorised transaction and will be regarded as prima facie proof of negligence on the part of the User.
4.10 Where a User reasonably suspects that the verification mechanism has been or will soon be compromised, the User shall notify Investec immediately by phoning the Client Support Centre on (2711) 286 9663 or 0860 110 161. On receipt of the User’s notification, Investec reserves the right to:
4.10.1 reject all instructions received after the User’s notification; and/or
4.10.2 suspend the processing of all instructions not yet executed; and/or
4.10.3 reverse (if possible) all executed transactions with effect from such date and time as Investec may reasonably determine the unauthorised use to have commenced; and/or
4.10.4 deactivate access to the service without further notice to the User.
4.11 Any delay in providing notification as set out in 4.10, shall be presumed to be prima facie proof of negligence on the part of the User and the User shall bear the onus of proving the contrary.
4.12 Subject to 4.10, if any unauthorised person obtains any verification mechanism in any manner whatsoever, such person shall be regarded as the User’s duly authorised agent with full authority to use the service on the User’s behalf, unless such unauthorised person has obtained the verification mechanism due to gross negligence or fraud on the part of Investec.
4.13 The User agrees that the verification mechanism used by Investec will be sufficient confirmation of the User’s identity and the User indemnifies Investec accordingly.
5. Processing of instructions
5.1 The User’s instruction contained in a communication becomes irrevocable once submitted to Investec. Unless otherwise specified, an instruction is deemed to have been submitted once the User has positively indicated his verification of the instruction by means of the functionality available on the website or his mobile phone, whichever is applicable.
5.2 Subject to 5.5, Investec will use reasonable endeavours to carry out the User’s instructions received through the service in a prompt and timeous manner. However, Investec shall not be responsible, and disclaims all liability for, any claims arising from the late or delayed attendance by Investec to the User’s instructions, it being agreed that such instructions are issued through the service solely at the User’s own risk.
5.3 Investec shall not be obliged to verify the User’s transaction information, including but not limited to, the account numbers, branch name, branch numbers, account holder names or amounts involved in any instruction.
5.4 Investec shall use the steps provided for in these terms to verify the authenticity of a communication which purports to emanate from the User (“purported communication”). However, unless the User has notified Investec within the periods provided for in these terms not to perform a transaction, the User authorises Investec to give effect to any purported communication, whether or not such communication was sent or authorised by the User and the User agrees to be bound thereby.
5.5 Investec reserves the right to reject or suspend the execution of an instruction at any time should the value or frequency of the instruction appear suspicious or out of the ordinary to Investec. On so rejecting or suspending an instruction, Investec undertakes to contact the User within a reasonable period of time and to verify the instruction by such means as Investec may determine, in its sole discretion.
6.1 The User hereby instructs Investec via the service to effect transactions in accordance with the provisions of these terms, the rules and procedures that apply to the service from time to time, the General Terms and in accordance with the instructions of the User.
6.2 The User undertakes to complete and furnish Investec with all documents, questionnaires, details, authorisations and the like which Investec deems necessary to prove that the User holds the necessary authority to transact and to enable Investec to facilitate the use of the service and any transaction. The User authorises Investec to obtain all such necessary documents, details, authorisations, verifications and the like from any source whatsoever.
6.3 The User shall not be entitled to countermand or amend any transaction once received and/or effected by Investec.
6.4 Investec shall be entitled, but not obliged, to effect any transaction which the User has identified in an instruction through use of the service. If the User requests more than one transaction to be executed, Investec shall be entitled to determine, in its sole discretion, the order in which such transactions are to be executed.
6.5 The User undertakes to logoff from the online service in the prescribed manner. Failure to logoff could result in unauthorised transactions for which Investec will not be held liable.
7. Call centre instructions
7.1 Users may provide instructions via the call centre.
7.2 Users must satisfy the verification criteria, provided that even if a User has satisfied the verification criteria, a consultant shall at all times have a discretion to refuse to give effect to an instruction without having to give reasons therefor and Investec shall not be liable when a consultant exercises such discretion in a bona fide manner. Permissible reasons for such refusal may include, but not be limited to:
7.2.1 reasonable suspicion of attempted fraud;
7.2.2 reasonable suspicion of the User being forced against his will to perform a transaction;
7.2.3 Investec having notified a consultant not to execute instructions from a particular User or category of Users for whatever reason; or
7.2.4 a User being abusive towards a consultant.
7.3 Consultants may require written confirmation from a User before giving effect to an instruction, in which event the instruction shall only be deemed to be received as provided for in clauses 11.1 and 11.4.
7.4 The User grants Investec the express authority to record telephone communications for future reference.
7.5 A recording of a telephone communication of a User shall be deemed prima facie to have been made by the User and the submission of recordings shall be prima facie admissible and an accurate reflection of the communications exchanged.
8. Fax instructions
8.1 As a general rule, Users may provide instructions via fax.
8.2 Investec shall be entitled to refuse receipt of certain instructions by fax for security and/or evidentiary reasons.
8.3 Users acknowledge that verification of signatures on faxes is impractical and incapable of being performed to a degree of providing reasonable assurance. Accordingly, Users acknowledge that Investec shall not be required to verify signatures on a fax.
9. Email instructions
9.1 As a general rule, Users may provide instructions via email without such email being accompanied by a form of electronic signature where a third party has verified the identity of the User.
9.2 Investec shall be entitled to refuse receipt of certain instructions by email for security and/or evidentiary reasons.
9.3 A User authorises Investec to give effect to an email which purports to originate from the User, whether or not that email was sent or authorised by the User and the User agrees to be bound thereby.
10.1 Unless the user has opted out of such function, Investec will automatically send a real-time SMS notification (“notification”) to the User’s mobile phone in respect of certain activities performed during an online banking session, including the setting up or amending of beneficiaries and the making of ad hoc or beneficiary payments.
10.2 Unless the contrary is proven, the User will be deemed to have received the notification within 10 seconds of the time indicated on the applicable transmission logs as being the time at which the notification was sent.
10.3 Unless the User informs Investec immediately after receipt of the notification that the applicable transaction was unauthorised, the transaction shall be deemed to have been performed or authorised by the User.
10.4 In the event that a User performs a transaction for which he/she should have received a notification but has not received one within 10 minutes of having completed the transaction, the User must inform Investec without delay in order to determine and rectify the cause of such failure.
10.5 Where applicable, the User must inform Investec of his/her new mobile phone number without delay.
10.6 The provisions of this clause shall apply irrespective of the fact that the User’s mobile phone malfunctions or is disabled, lost or stolen.
10.7 In the event that the User opts out of the notification function or fails to inform Investec of his/her new mobile phone number , the User authorises Investec to treat all transactions as having been lawfully performed by or on behalf of the User and for Investec to duly give effect to any instructions.
11. Deeming provisions in respect of communications
Subject to clause 16:
11.1 a communication (other than a fax communication) will be deemed to have been sent from and received at -
11.1.1 the User’s physical address as provided to Investec;
11.1.2 Investec’s address specified in the relevant banking or financial services agreement concluded with Investec for receipt of notices and service of legal process.
11.2 An e-communication is deemed to have been sent -
11.2.1 by the User, at the time at which Investec is capable of accessing such e-communication;
11.2.2 by Investec, at the time shown on the e-communication as having been sent or, if not so shown, at the time shown on Investec’s transmission logs as having been sent.
11.3 An e-communication is deemed to be received -
11.3.1 by the User, once it becomes capable of being retrieved;
11.3.2 by Investec, once Investec has confirmed receipt thereof to the User or otherwise responded thereto, whichever occurs first.
11.4 A fax communication is deemed to be received –
11.4.1 by the User, at the time shown on the fax transmission receipt or in the absence of such transmission receipt, by close of business of the date appearing on the fax, whichever is the earlier;
11.4.2 by Investec, irrespective of the date on the fax or the fax transmission receipt, once Investec has confirmed receipt thereof to the User or otherwise responded or gave effect thereto, whichever occurs first.
12. Service charges
12.1 Investec may charge the User for use of the service. In the event that Investec does charge the User for the use of the service, the User shall authorise Investec to debit a bank account nominated by the User with a charge (inclusive of Value Added Tax) per transaction in consideration for the use of the service. The User is however responsible for any service provider charges for online banking and mobile banking.
12.2 Investec shall, after giving the User reasonable notice by either letter, fax, SMS, email, account statement, publication on the website and/or advertisement in the media, be entitled to vary the above charge from time to time subject to any applicable law.
12.3 If any such variation in the charge is published on the website it shall be binding on the User from the date of such publication.
13. Account statements
13.1 The User authorises Investec to make his account statements available on the website without Investec having to send account statements by postal services, fax or email.
13.2 The User acknowledges that account statements will be downloadable from the website on a monthly basis and that Investec is not required to notify the User of such fact each month.
13.3 Should the User wish to retain account statements for longer than 3 months, the User must save an electronic copy of the account statements on the User’s computer. Investec shall not be obliged to retain account statements on the website for longer than 3 months after the date of each statement.
13.4 The User who wishes to claim input VAT on his bank charges must ensure that the electronic or computer printout format in which the User retains the account statements will be acceptable by auditors and the South African Revenue Services.
14. Account balances
14.1 Investec may provide account balance notification:
14.1.1 by SMS and/or email; and/or
14.1.2 on request from the User, via the online service from time to time.
14.2 An account balance notification is provided for convenience and does not have legal standing. The User acknowledges that account balance notification may be delayed and therefore outdated for various reasons, including backlogs on the email or SMS server as a result of high volumes. The User also acknowledges that any account balance notification provided by Investec on request from the User is not provided real time, and will not necessarily be an accurate representation of the User’s account.
14.3 The User may not act on the accuracy of an account balance notification in terms of 14.1 unless the User has verified the actual account balance by contacting a consultant.
14.4 The ability to receive or request account balance notifications may be suspended or withdrawn by Investec at any time without notice to the User.
15. Pop-up notices and browser settings
15.1 Investec may publish notices to a User of the online service by way of “pop-up” windows on the internet or mobile phone browser.
15.2 Pop-up notices shall be deemed to be read and accepted irrespective of whether the User has read the notice.
15.3 The User must ensure that his internet or mobile phone browsers permit pop-up notices from Investec to be displayed. Failure to do so shall not entitle the User to claim non-receipt of a pop-up notification.
16.1 Investec may in its sole discretion amend or substitute these terms from time to time as follows:
16.1.1 Investec shall give the User notification of amendment of these terms by any means of communication, including letter, fax, email, SMS or otherwise;
16.1.2 on notification of the existence of the amended terms, the User is obliged to visit the website and view the then current version of the terms and conditions;
16.1.3 unless the User notifies Investec otherwise, the amended terms and conditions will be deemed to have been perused and accepted by the User within 5 (five) days of the notice of amendment having been mailed or within 1 (one) day of having been faxed, emailed, sent by SMS or placed on the website, as the case may be.
16.2 The User agrees to implement and adhere to any procedures and/or restrictions imposed by Investec from time to time in respect of the service. Subject to 16.1, Investec’s rules, processes and procedures used in the operation of the service, may be altered, replaced or withdrawn by Investec in whole or in part in Investec’s full and absolute discretion, at any time.
17. Unavailability of service
In order to protect the User, Investec and the banking system, Investec reserves the right, at any time, to alter, replace or discontinue the service in whole or in part, without notice to the User, in which event Investec shall incur no liability whatsoever.
18. Intellectual Property
Copyright in all materials made available through the service is owned by Investec and protected by both national and international intellectual property laws. Accordingly, any unauthorised copying, reproduction, retransmission, distribution, dissemination, sale, publication, broadcast or other circulation or exploitation of any such material will constitute an infringement of that copyright. The trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the service are registered and unregistered trademarks of Investec. Nothing contained in the service or on the website should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any trademark, logos or service marks without the written permission of Investec.
19. Transmission of Information
19.1 The User’s attention is drawn to the fact that communications are susceptible to monitoring and interception.
19.2 The User is therefore discouraged from transmitting to Investec any information which may be confidential, proprietary or sensitive unless adequate security arrangements are agreed with Investec.
19.3 The User shall bear all risk of transmitting such information in this manner and under no circumstances will Investec be liable for any loss, harm or damage suffered by the User as a result thereof.
19.4 Investec reserves the right to request independent verification of any information transmitted via email and the User consents to such verification from whatsoever source should Investec deem it necessary.
20. Limitation of liability, indemnity and disclaimer
20.1 Subject to the NCA (if applicable) the provisions of this clause 20 are subject to any limitations imposed by section 90 of the NCA.
20.2 The User waives any rights he may have or obtain against Investec arising directly or indirectly from any loss or damage of whatsoever nature, which the User may suffer as a result of the fact that Investec acts on purported instructions, and agrees to and does hereby indemnify Investec against any claims, liabilities, losses, taxes, costs, fines, damages and expenses incurred by Investec arising as a result of the fact that Investec has acted on purported instructions.
20.3 Investec shall not be responsible and disclaims any liability for any loss, liability, damage or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by the User or a third party as a result of or occasioned by the failure or unavailability of third-party systems or by the inability of any third-party to process a transaction and the User indemnifies Investec accordingly.
20.4 Investec shall not be liable to the User for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorised use of the service, whether as a result of the User’s representatives exceeding their authority, fraud, the theft of the User's equipment or as a result of any compromise to the confidentiality of the verification mechanisms and the User indemnifies Investec accordingly.
20.5 The User agrees that the use of the service is on the User’s own initiative and at the User’s own risk. Investec shall not be liable for any loss, liability, injury, taxes, damage, claim or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by the User or any third party as a result of or arising directly or indirectly out of any withdrawal, alteration, replacement, breakdown, failure of the User's equipment and the User indemnifies Investec accordingly.
20.6 Investec will not be responsible for any failure, malfunction or delay of any networks or electronic or mechanical device used in the acceptance and processing of transactions and any other use of the service. Investec will not be liable to make good or compensate the User for any damages (whether direct or consequential), losses, claims or expenses resulting therefrom, and the User indemnifies Investec accordingly.
20.7 Investec makes no warranties, representations, statements or guarantees with regard to the suitability of the service for a particular purpose, performance or software and the User indemnifies Investec accordingly.
20.8 Investec shall not be responsible and disclaims any liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct or consequential) or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by the User or a third party as a result of or occasioned by the failure by Investec to perform or process a transaction as a result of the loss or destruction of data, the destruction, hacking or deterioration of storage media, power failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts of vandalism, sabotage, terrorism or any other event beyond Investec’s control and the User indemnifies Investec accordingly.
20.9 The User indemnifies Investec against any loss, damage or liability which may arise from the use or possession of any third-party software and the User undertakes to ascertain the legality of using any third-party software and to obtain all necessary licences.
20.10 Investec shall not be liable for any consequential damages howsoever arising. Investec’s total liability shall not, in any circumstances, exceed the actual amount of the transaction or transactions in dispute.
21. Assistance by consultant regarding verification mechanism
21.1 In the event that the User forgets or misplaces his/her verification mechanism or part thereof, Investec will provide the User with such information, via a consultant, subject to 21.2 and 21.3 below and any other conditions Investec may impose (“the disclosure”).
21.2 The disclosure is subject to the User completing an online questionnaire to the satisfaction of Investec. The answers provided by the User to the questions, may be used for subsequent telephonic verification of the User, should he/she require disclosure.
21.3 Investec shall determine the verification criteria for the consultant to verify the User for purposes of the disclosure.
21.4 After the consultant has provided the User with a temporary User ID and/or PIN, the User is obliged to access the website and to change the User ID and/or PIN whilst on the phone to the consultant failing which the User shall be held liable for any loss, claim, damage, expense or tax which he may suffer or incur as a result of his failure to change the User ID and/or PIN timeously in accordance with this clause.
21.5 Consultants are bound by the confidentiality provisions contained in these terms.
22. Jurisdictional disclaimer
22.1 The service is only available to :
22.1.1 persons domiciled or of permanent residence in the Republic of South Africa ("RSA");
22.1.2 corporate or other legal entities or organisations domiciled and incorporated in terms of the laws of the RSA; and
22.1.3 RSA citizens resident outside the RSA, provided such residents appoint an RSA agent and use funds held in an RSA bank account.
22.2 Any use or attempted use of the service by any person or entity other than those specified in this clause 22 could result in civil action or criminal prosecution. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the use or attempted use of the service by residents of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia or Hong Kong is hereby expressly prohibited.
23. Access to personal information
23.1 In terms of the Code of Banking Practice, the User has the right to access the User’s personal information held by Investec. Investec shall grant the User such access during office hours within a reasonable time after receiving written request for such access.
23.2 The User grants Investec (including its agents and contractors) authority to monitor, keep record of and have access to all forms of correspondence or communications received by or sent from Investec or any of its employees, agents or contractors.
23.3 If Investec accepts a suretyship/s or other security from a third party, the User acknowledges and agrees that the surety or other third party is entitled by law to the User’s confidential financial information.
24. Telephone Recordings
The User acknowledges and accepts that Investec shall be entitled at its sole discretion to monitor, intercept, record and use as evidence all telephone communications between the User and Investec at any time.
25.1 The User acknowledges and accepts that Investec shall be entitled in its sole and absolute discretion to monitor, intercept, record and use as evidence all instructions between the User and Investec at any time.
25.2 Use of the service shall not in any way vary any aspect of the banker/client relationship between the User and Investec. In particular the User acknowledges that-
25.2.1 the use of the service shall not entitle the User to overdraw on any account, unless prior approval has been granted by Investec;
25.2.2 the credit limits (if any) allocated to the User’s accounts shall not be exceeded.
25.3 In effecting any transaction Investec shall not act nor shall it be deemed to be acting as the User’s agent nor as the agent of any payee.
25.4 The service may not be used to collect debts of any nature from other parties.
25.5 The User shall not cede, assign, make over or transfer to any other person, firm or company any of the User’s rights or obligations in respect of, or arising out of, these terms or the use of the service without Investec’s prior written consent. Investec may cede, assign, make over or transfer any of its rights or both its rights and obligations under these terms and/or in respect of the service to any person, firm or company without notice to the User.
25.6 The User warrants that all applicable laws of the RSA will be complied with when using the service.
25.7 These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the RSA without giving effect to any principles of conflict of law.
25.8 The User hereby consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of South Africa in respect of any disputes arising in connection with the service, or these terms or any matter related to or in connection therewith. Subject to the NCA (if applicable), the User hereby consents and submits to the jurisdiction of the Magistrates’ Court having jurisdiction over its person in respect of all proceedings connected with these terms, notwithstanding that the amount claimed or the value of the matter in dispute exceeds such jurisdiction. However, if the NCA does apply, then, unless the Magistrates’ Court has concurrent jurisdiction, Investec shall be entitled to institute all or any proceedings against the User in connection with these terms in any division of the High Court of South Africa and the User hereby consents and submits to the jurisdiction of that court. Where a dispute is heard in the High Court of South Africa the User agrees that any costs awarded against the User be awarded or paid on the High Court Scale.