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Financial Services Tribunal – New premises and new rules

Background of the Tribunal The Financial Sector Regulation Act 9 of 2017 establishes the independent Financial Services Tribunal in terms of section 219 thereof. The Tribunal replaced the FSB Appeal Board and came into effect on 1 April 2018. Upon application by aggrieved persons, the Tribunal reconsiders decisions of decision-makers as defined in terms of section 218 of […]

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FSRA Exemption Notice 1 of 2019 (LTIA) – Certain insurers exempted from Rule 19

The FSCA has just released the FSRA Exemption Notice 1 of 2019 (LTIA). According to the notice an insurer that offers assistance policies, funeral policies or micro-insurance policies is exempted, in terms of section 281(1) of the Financial Sector Regulation Act, from the requirements of Rule 19 of the Policyholder Protection Rules and Regulation 3.9A […]

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The High Court rules in favour of the NCR – Credit Providers to implement necessary controls

“Banks should obtain permission from consumers before transferring funds from consumers’ accounts to pay amounts due under credit agreements”, Nomsa Motshegare, Chief Executive Officer of the National Credit Regulator (NCR) commented after a High Court ruling in Johannesburg last week. The High Court in Johannesburg ruled in favour of the NCR against Standard Bank that […]

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