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Ep. 24 – Financial Abuse with Michelle Hoskin

I speak to Michelle Hoskin, founder of Standards International.

This is a conversation that any and everyone must listen to. Vital information and insights are discussed.

We tackle the topic of financial abuse, one of the most common forms of abuse in the world. It is a problem that is becoming more visible every day.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is financial abuse?
  • The scale of the problem and if it is real
  • Who is impacted by financial abuse
  • Are financial advisers and like professionals equipped to help victims and abusers suffering from financial abuse?
  • The recently launched Financial Abuse SpecialistCertification offered by Standard International
  • Who will benefit from getting certified
  • Could this become a new profession or career path?

For more information, visit the below links:

Financial Abuse SpecialistCertification
Standards International
Connect with Michelle Hoskin on Linkedin
Contact Michelle Hoskin


  • Francois du Toit, CFP®

    Francois du Toit, CFP® holds a B. Com degree in Risk Management as well as the Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning. He is an avid miniature figure painter with a passion for helping others succeed and for professionalising the Financial Services Industry. He holds the certification of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® or CFP® in good standing with the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa as well as being a registered Tax Practitioner with them and SARS. Francois offers a unique and powerful proposition to businesses employing Financial Advisers and Broker Consultants that leads to significant improvement in production and reduced advice risk. His practical experience, success, technical knowledge and understanding the challenges and opportunities in this field, ensure immediate practical application in the target market. Francois has designed and created very successful online courses for the Financial Planning Institute and has trained hundreds of financial planners, advisers and other trainers for among others Old Mutual, PPS, Liberty, Iress and atWork. His ability to answer questions that relate to practical on-the-ground issues is what sets him apart from traditional trainers who may not have been in practice.

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