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COVID-19 impact – Extension granted for certain compliance …

In response to the impact of COVID-19 and the nationwide lockdown on South Africa in general, and the financial services industry specifically, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)announced various extensions. These include the Financial Markets Act as well as Conduct of Business returns. Financial Markets Act of 2012 FSCA Communication 40 OF 2020 (FM) states […]

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Cybersecurity – 10 tips for online safety

Research suggests that digital financial fraud may see a surge of up to 80% this year. Just in the last week, we were exposed to various incidents, with the Experian South Africa data breach being the latest. Although organizations are working hard to strengthen their security infrastructure and build new breaches against cyber threats, taking […]

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Key Individual Refresher Workshop – Bookings for Johannesb …

As a Key Individual, you are accountable for ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation applicable to your business. Keeping abreast of new regulations and changes to existing ones is indeed a formidable task, given the challenges of just keeping your practice afloat in these challenging times. Moonstone regularly offers Fit and Proper for Key Individual […]

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Cell Captive insurance standard – Moonstone’s Regulatory …

In July this year, the FSCA published a revised draft Conduct Standard setting out requirements relating to third party cell captive insurance business, with the main objective to prescribe the requirements that cell captive insurers need to comply with in order to address certain market conduct risks. The draft conduct standard also proposes additional disclosure […]

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Power outages and FIC reports – Onus on you to prove you w …

Recent load shedding schedules and power outages have a huge impact on businesses. In a recent Notice, the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) notified financial institutions that, where institutions have a requirement to submit regulatory reports to the FIC during the periods when there are power outages, the FIC will take into consideration the situation at […]

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