Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill 2018 – draft

The National Treasury invites you to comments on the draft Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill 2018, which is published today together with an explanatory policy paper that sets out the policy rationale for the COFI Bill.

The COFI Bill is the next phase of the legislative reforms aimed at strengthening the regulation of how the financial services industry treats its customers. The Bill follows the Financial Sector Regulation Act (FSRA) No 9 of 2017, which established two new authorities with dedicated mandates. The two new authorities are the Prudential Authority (PA) which manages prudential risk (financial health), and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) which manages the market conduct risk across all financial institutions. Both regulators became operational on 1 April 2018.

You are invited to provide suggestions or comments in support or objection via the form below. Should you be unsure, please read the live comments, media, summary or documents below.   Closing date is Monday, 1 April 2019.

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