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Cyber insurance – A first priority for SMEs

Late last year, Business Report shared that according to the global Cyber Exposure Index, South Africa currently has the sixth highest average exposure to cybercrime, with businesses in the industrial and financial sectors being the most commonly targeted by cybercrime attacks. Another similar report revealed that around 61 percent of small businesses experienced a cyber-attack […]

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Social media – Blunders you should avoid

Opening a social media account is easy. But, simply opening an account and posting a few updates is not good enough to say that you have accomplished social media. By avoiding some basic missteps, many businesses, including financial advisors, have the ability to increase ROI and create more opportunities from their social media accounts. Greg […]

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Latest research on life cover – Surprising outcomes

Life cover is generally perceived to be appropriate for married couples and family breadwinners. The direct marketing company, Olico, has however now found that the most common buyer of life assurance is not married, doesn’t have children, and doesn’t own a home. This conclusion was made as a result of a study of more than […]

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Fit & Proper qualification requirements

– Ensure appropriate qualification for the applicable financial product One of the frequent questions we receive around the new Fit and proper Determination (Board Notice 194 of 2017) is whether or not a qualification is needed, and which qualifications are ‘acceptable’ qualifications to meet fit and proper requirements. To briefly recap the main requirements in […]

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Your DOFA and RE requirements

“My DOFA date is 1st August 2016. Is my deadline to pass the Regulatory Exam 30 June 2019?” Moonstone receives many queries about the deadline for Regulatory Exam requirements. To answer this question and all FAIS related questions, FSPs and Representatives always need to take note of all Notices released by the FSCA; updates, exemptions and withdrawals of previous […]

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