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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

Introducing Iemas Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd

In line with Iemas' continued commitment to improve operational efficiency and long-term sustainability, a decision was approved to transfer the Short-term Insurance (STI) and Financial Advisory Services (FAS) business of Iemas to a subsidiary company that will be wholly (100%) owned by Iemas...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 7 Mar 2017

FSB to stop insurers spamming mobile numbers

A draft replacement of the Financial Services Board (FSB) Policyholder Protection Rules (PPRs) will enable consumers to opt-out of unwanted SMS communication...

1 Mar 2017

Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover...

24 Feb 2017

Insuring your property

For most of us, our homes are the largest and most valuable assets we will ever have. That it might be damaged or destroyed is an inevitable risk, and one that we need to guard against. For this reason, getting the right insurance is a facet of the property business than can never be overemphasised...

By Richard Gray 17 Feb 2017

Santam expects earnings to plunge 44%-49%

Santam expected headline earnings per share in the year to December to decline up to 49% from a year-ago period, the short-term insurer said

15 Feb 2017

Dixon appointed to top position at IAIS

Jonathan Dixon, the long-time deputy executive officer for insurance at the Financial Services Board, has been named the next secretary-general for the International Association of Insurance Supervisors...

By Hanna Ziady 14 Feb 2017

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International

Alibaba unit invests $200m in South Korea's Kakao Pay

SEOUL: Alibaba's payment affiliate Ant Financial will invest $200 million in a unit of South Korean messaging giant Kakao, the companies said on Tuesday, the Chinese firm's latest step to expand its global reach.

21 Feb 2017

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