One Platform.
All Product Assessments.


Advisers Already Registered

Welcome to the FAIS Exchange


Our Goal

The goal of the the FAIS Exchange to is to provide the independent financial adviser with one product assessment platform, which houses all the FSPs' major product exams. The Adviser will therefore use a single login to access his/her product exams, across all product providers.

The FAIS Exchange will manage all administration involved. This includes end user support, user management, uploading and editing of the assessments and meeting reporting requirements.

Product providers will receive a data feed or a daily file containing exam results of FSPs that can be uploaded to the Company's internal systems/server. Adviser groups can also get such feeds or files to be uploaded to their compliance systems or advice tools. For example, The FAIS Exchange already offers an XPLAN integration which "accredits" an adviser to sell a product on XPLAN, once he/she has passed the assessment on our system. We anticipate further integrations in future.


The FAIS Exchange is FREE OF CHARGE to Advisers.

Exams Available for

Ashburton Investments
Hollard Life
Old Mutual
Allan Gray
PSG Collective Investments
Old Mutual Insure
Prudential Investment Managers
Nedgroup Investments
Absa Investment Management Services (AIMS)

Product Provider

If you are a Product Provider interested in making your Product Exams available via the FAIS Exchange, please contact us. You can learn more about the advantages of this single integrated platform for your business, by viewing its Goal.


The FAIS Exchange offers an online Competence Register to interested FSP Adviser groups The competence register is able to calculate the FAIS Fit and Proper status per adviser, track Supervision, Product Exams and CPD activities.

Please contact us for an FSP needs assessment and pricing proposal.

About The FAIS Exchange

Plumb Line Risk Alignment (Pty) Ltd is the company behind the FAIS Exchange. Plumb Line is a Fintech company based in Cape Town that has been providing product assessment services to the financial services industry for the past 17 years.

Recently, Plumb Line has developed a FAIS Fit and Proper tracker to assist FSPs in their compliance to the new, more onerous, requirements of the FSCA.

The FSCA requirements, together with the recent legislative changes that make it compulsory for all Reps to write product exams, led to the founding of The FAIS Exchange that combines these offerings into one comprehensive service to the industry.

The Exchange is built on Plumb Line's proprietary platform called Avoda™, from which we address our clients' specific product assessment needs, and the competence register needs of FSPs and brokerages.


Contact Support

The FAIS Exchange Support Desk

If you need assistance of any nature, whether it's logging in or submitting a new Exam, please feel free to contact our support desk.

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Contact Sales


If you are a Product Provider and you have any questions regarding costs, process or anything else, please contact our Sales team.

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