More than 10 Years in Compliance

FAIS License Assist Service

License Type

The Client requires Licence Assist Services in respect of the following licence application to the Regulator:

Licence Application as an Authorised Financial Services Provider in terms of the Financial Advisory & Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (“FAIS”).

Licence Assist Services

1. FAIS Licence Categories

  • FAIS Category I
  • FAIS Category II (Discretionary FSP’s)
  • FAIS Category IIA (Hedge fund FSP’s)
  • FAIS Category III (Administrative FSP’s)
  • FAIS Category IV (Assistance business FSP’s)
  • FAIS Foreign FSP
  • FAIS License Exemptions

2. FAIS License Assist Service includes:

  • Allocating the matter to a CS License Assist Staff member who will be the main point of contact in CS in assisting the Client with the licence application.
  • Any complex, compliance related or technical matters will be referred to suitable CS staff to assist with such matters where necessary.
  • Consultations with Clients to advice on the licence application process and requirements.

    Telephonic support:
  • CS may be contacted (preferably by the Internal Contact Person of the Client responsible to liaise with CS) during office hours Monday – Thursday 08:30 to 17:00 and Fridays to 16:00 (South African time).

    Email support:
  • CS may be contacted per email (preferably by the Internal Contact Person responsible to liaise with CS) at any time although such queries will typically be addressed during office hours as indicated above.

3. FAIS Licence Assist Service main deliverables include:

  • Guidance on the required licence category and product categories;
  • Assessment of license submission criteria;
  • Reference checks;
  • Guidance on Fit & Proper requirements;
  • Submit and follow through with SAQA submissions;
  • Submit and follow through on submission made to the Council for Medical Schemes;
  • Provide prescribed Application forms and assist the client with templates;
  • Provide guidance to the Client on the License Application form, templates and necessary attachments;
  • Assist with completion of Licence Application forms;
  • Submit Applications to the Regulator;
  • Liaise with FAIS registration department on behalf of the Client regarding progress;
  • Provide ongoing feedback until final outcome received from the Regulator regarding the Licence Application;
  • Regular Email and telephonic communications with Clients to update them on progress.