Finance Trends 2016

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You're never too young for life insurance

For young people who are just starting out in the world of work, planning for death, disability or a serious illness is not exactly top of mind...

8 Feb 2016 14:13

Call to enter pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards

Journalists from across Africa have until 29 February 2016 to submit their entries for the inaugural pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards...

5 Feb 2016 08:55

Do you know your vehicle cover?

It's 10pm at night and you're driving on the freeway when you suddenly hear a loud bang, followed by your car pulling to the left. You stop at the side of the road...

2 Feb 2016 15:15

Brokers drive innovation

The commercial direct insurance market continues to grow, but there is a segment of the commercial market that will always need to be serviced by expert brokers...

1 Feb 2016 10:20

Growing intra-Africa marine trade needs specialist insurance

The marine cargo industry in Africa is set to enter a boom period over the next few decades. South Africa's ports showed steady growth of marine cargo...

28 Jan 2016 09:53

The ins and outs of life cover

Life cover can answer some of life's difficult questions: How will my family survive if I'm not around to take care of them? How will my spouse settle the debts...

27 Jan 2016 16:00

It's a good idea to insure your spouse

Taking out life or funeral insurance on your spouse is often seen as a sinister move or the 'elephant in the room' among couples. For this and other reasons...

26 Jan 2016 12:54

Shine a light on the gaps

Agriculture forms the backbone of African economies. A majority of the continent's farmers earn their living on small plots of less than two hectares...

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan 21 Jan 2016 07:00

Key factors that influence your car insurance premium

Insurance premiums aren't the same for everyone and there are good reasons for that. Broadly speaking, your insurer will calculate your risk...

By Rory Judd 19 Jan 2016 07:00

[BizTrends 2016] Five finance sector forecasts for 2016

From collaboration with fintech startups to more personalised client services, digital technology dominates trends...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016 09:00

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags...

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016 09:00

Rain might still avert flood of farming claims

Rain before the autumn or winter will determine whether insurers pay out millions in claims to affected farmers as SA's worst drought in 20 years drags on...

12 Jan 2016 10:02

Banks keep close eye on effects of drought

Head of Absa's agribusiness centre said the drought was likely to have an effect on its books only around August, as there was still time for recovery if it rained...

11 Jan 2016 09:10

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