Author Archive | Janine Geldenhuys


Your DOFA and RE deadline – Have you scheduled your exam in time?

Moonstone receives many queries about the deadline for Regulatory Exam requirements. To answer this 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 Notices. FAIS Notice 86 of 2018 states that a supervised Representative must complete the applicable […]

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Online marketing – What are the common mistakes that financial advisors make?

In a recent blog post, Jack Waymire shares 10 common mistakes when it comes to online marketing for financial advisors. “You’re a financial advisor and you’re online – that’s great! But are you online correctly?”, asks Waymire. He mentions that many financial advisors jump into the world of online marketing without knowing exactly what they […]

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Scams and get-rich-quick schemes – Tips and warning signals

As part of the FSCA’s Consumer Education Departments’ mandate to provide guidance to consumers in order to make better financial choices and to live a financially successful life, regular articles are published on their website In one of their recent articles, they provide tips and valuable input to better understand scams and get-rich-quick schemes. […]

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Financial Services Tribunal – When can I refer a FAIS Ombud determination?

In the past editions, we have published many articles on the outcome of various FAIS Ombud as well as Financial Services Tribunal decisions, highlighting legislation and regulatory requirements as well as many guidelines for financial advisors. But when can a matter be referred to the Financial Services Tribunal? What does a FAIS Ombud determination mean? […]

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