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What junk status means for car owners

South Africa has been downgraded to junk status by Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. The long-term effects of being downgraded will lead to higher interest rates...

13 Apr 2017

S&P downgrades four listed insurers

S&P Global Ratings' axe has now fallen on four listed insurers following its recent decision to cut the government's foreign-currency rating to non-investment grade...

12 Apr 2017

Millennials disrupting the insurance industry

The millennial market, along with the rapid development of technology, is forcing insurers to explore new ways of connecting and engaging with their customers...

6 Apr 2017

Cancer still tops insurance claims list

An increase in cancer-related insurance claims might not necessarily be a bad thing...

By Nicci Botha 3 Apr 2017

Insurance company penalised for "lackadaisical" handling of claim

A long-term insurance company has been ordered by the industry's watchdog to pay compensation for its shoddy handling of a claim...

30 Mar 2017

Here's to rolling on a budget...

It's that time of the year when may you find yourself with more month at the end of your money...

Issued by MiWay 24 Mar 2017

Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?

Are the demarcation regulations a means to erode the private healthcare system ahead of NHI?...

22 Mar 2017

Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive

Some of the most significant contributors to soaring healthcare costs are fraud, waste and abuse...

15 Mar 2017

Disability claims hit assurers

A spike in disability claims has hit the profits of all SA's life assurers hard over the past year, because of the economic downturn and a change to tax rules...

14 Mar 2017

Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity

The King Price family arrived to work this morning to find an empty throne – their king (mascot) has been abducted by one of its (green with envy) competitors over the weekend...

13 Mar 2017

Insurance vital, but no magic bullet to fight drought in Africa

More developing countries urgently need insurance to cushion their farmers against weather extremes that can worsen poverty, but it is no magic bullet to ward off the escalating impacts of climate change, experts say...

By Alex Whiting 10 Mar 2017

What homeowners need to know about insurance

Understanding the ins and outs of home insurance is crucial. Here's what you need to know to safeguard your home against any unexpected loss or damage...

Issued by Private Property 9 Mar 2017

Marine insurance is a risky business

Today marine insurance covers all forms of cargo, across all modes of transport be it ocean vessels, ferries, barges, road, rail and even courier services...

By Adriaan Bester, 7 Mar 2017

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International

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

India's Flipkart raises US$1.4bn from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent

MUMBAI, India: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced on Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon.

11 Apr 2017

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