Tag archives: Regulatory

Updates to licensing requirements for crypto asset FSPs

On 19 October 2022, the FSCA published the final Declaration of a Crypto Asset as a Financial Product (Declaration) under the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2003 (FAIS Act) – see detail here. Together with a policy document setting out the thinking behind the Declaration, and an overview of applicable transitional provisions, the FSCA … Continue reading

First Regulatory Actions Report published

On 18 April 2023, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority published its first Regulatory Actions Report,  covering the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. The Report highlights enforcement action taken during the reporting period, with a view to not only deterring unlawful conduct, but also to create awareness of regulatory requirements. Some of the … Continue reading

Developments in the regulation of open finance

The Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) has published a new blog on Open Finance, noting that South African regulatory authorities have started looking at open finance as it relates to their respective mandates. What is open finance? The premise of “open finance” is to give customers the ability to access and share their own financial … Continue reading