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The FSCA and cybercrime
​The digital age is characterised by rapid change and the introduction of pioneering solutions that have the power to make a real difference. Unfortunately, with these innovative solutions comes increased exposure to cybercrime — a fact many South Africans are intimately familiar with, given that more than nine attempted attacks... Read More...
8 months ago
COVID-19 triggers quick innovation, disruption, and re-invention in financial services sector
​Innovation has always propelled the financial services sector forward. Previously, incumbents were at the forefront of innovation in the sector and new entrants played a peripheral role. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has driven significant shifts towards digital adoption, catapulting upstart fintech firms into the mainstream.
Incumbents have been forced to re-invent... Read More...
8 months ago
The changing nature of financial advice: Trends impacting how financial services providers could be regulated
​South Africa’s financial services sector is fast-paced and enjoys rapid change when necessary. This pace was further accelerated for both financial services providers and those regulating them during COVID-19 as the pandemic emphasised the importance of having the ability to not only adapt and respond but to also study the... Read More...
8 months ago
How specialist support in the FSCA is finding new and better ways to supervise conduct in the sector
The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread change in the way people live and work – and has caused significant disruption to the face of entire industries. The financial sector is no exception. This has made it critical for market conduct regulators globally to identify those trends that will... Read More...
8 months ago
Trends that will impact regulation in banking and payments
We live in a rapidly changing world, with the pace of change accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Worldwide, people have had to adjust to working, learning and transacting online, virtually overnight. Banking and payments is one of the areas where this shift was most apparent, causing banks and the bodies... Read More...
8 months ago
Regulation in the time of COVID-19 and beyond: trends impacting retirement funds
​The retirement funds sector in South Africa has seen significant change in the past few years – with the focus largely on stronger regulation to protect the interests of members. There can be little doubt that the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has posed both a health and economic crisis globally,... Read More...
8 months ago