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Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (Act No. 37 of 2002)


Proceedings of the Office of the Ombud for Financial Services Providers Amendment Rules, 2004

2. Fundamental principles


(a) In disposing of a complaint the Ombud acts independently and objectively and takes no instructions from any person regarding the exercise of authority.
(b) The complainant and any other party to the complaint are expected to give their fullest co-operation to the disposal of the complaint within a reasonable time.
(c) The services rendered by the Ombud are not to be construed as being similar to those of a professional legal adviser and are confined to the investigation and determination of complaints in terms of the Act and these Rules.