Tag Archives | Debarment


Fairness in Debarment Procedures

In a recent (5 October 2018) matter heard before the Financial Services Tribunal, the applicant, Ms X, applied for a reconsideration of a decision taken by the respondent, Y (the FSP). The FSP had taken the decision to debar the applicant based on the recommendation of the chairperson who presided at the debarment hearing. The […]

Continue Reading

Appeal Board Reduces Debarment Period

A recent case before the FSB Appeal Board saw the period of debarment halved which is an interesting deviation from previous views held by the Board on its powers to interfere in decisions by the Registrar. In May last year we published an article in which we discussed this very matter: Appeal Board and powers […]

Continue Reading

Debarment Guidelines Withdrawn

The document titled “Guideline on the Determination of Reappointment of Debarred Representatives”, published on 13 July 2011, was withdrawn in a notice published on Friday, 20 October 2017. No reason for the withdrawal was given, nor was any indication provided as to whether it would be replaced by an amended guideline. The debarment process is arguably one of the […]

Continue Reading

Debarment and TCF

The necessity for a process to ensure that those who fall foul of the fit and proper requirements are not allowed to practice was never in question. In particular, the bad apples need to be discarded. Unfortunately, the application and execution of the debarment process should possibly be regarded as one of the failures of […]

Continue Reading

Reinstatement after Debarment

My husband was debarred almost 5 years ago, the reason for debarment was justified and fair. That said I do believe that he has paid enough for his mistakes. Recently an FSP approached him for a position in the short term insurance industry. When he informed them that he was debarred, they said that they […]

Continue Reading

Debarment Update

The Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr publication Finance and Banking Alert – 17 October 2016 carries an article titled, Debarment of Delinquent FAIS Representatives. It provides a brief outline of what to do when a FSP intends to have a representative debarred in terms of FAIS as well as the proposed amendments to s14 of FAIS. We […]

Continue Reading

Debarment after suspension

A recent Appeal Board decision contained a number of interesting comments regarding the withdrawal of a licence and debarment of a FSP. Background The appellant’s licence was withdrawn as a result of non-payment of the annual FAIS levy. Subsequently, the FSB found that he had submitted a fictitious policy, which led to his debarment for […]

Continue Reading
Debarment Overturned

Debarment overturned by Board of Appeal

The Board was recently tasked with reviewing a decision by the Registrar to debar Ms LA Teixeira for 5 years and to withdraw the authorisation of her business. The grounds for the Registrar’s decision were that: Ms Teixeira no longer met the character qualities of honesty and integrity contemplated in terms of section 8 of […]

Continue Reading

To debar, or not to debar?

To rephrase the Bard, this should not really be the question – there is a better option. Representatives appointed in the second half of 2013, and the first half of 2014, and who are required to successfully complete the RE 5 by the 30 June 2016, need not be debarred. Such persons can simply be removed from the […]

Continue Reading