Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year
Joe Public founders named 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Joe Public founders Pepe Marais and Gareth Leck were announced as 2018 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year at this year's Entrepreneur of the Year competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners. This just off the back of being announced Loeries 2018 Agency of the Year...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Sep 2018

Anton Meyer
Execs still unprepared for liability risks

Stakeholders have made their voices heard in recent years, resulting in more companies and their directors facing litigation...

13 Sep 2018

Claudette Steynberg, product manager at SilverBridge
Making mass customisation work

Mass customisation can balance the growing trend of products and services tailored to meet a customer's needs a with traditional business models...

10 Sep 2018

Africa's insurance journalism awards open
Africa's insurance journalism awards open

2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards submissions opened...

5 Sep 2018

Financial institutions warned to guard against cyber attacks
Financial institutions warned to guard against cyber attacks

Deputy Reserve Bank Governor, Francois Groepe, has urged financial institutions to be aware of cyber threats as they embrace technological advancements...

30 Aug 2018

Stuart Blyth
Robo-advisors: Insurance meets AI

People have become more open to robo-advisors providing financial advice or online investment management with minimum human intervention...

29 Aug 2018

Ombud takes insurer to task on shoddy client service
Ombud takes insurer to task on shoddy client service

Alexander Forbes' poor handling of a disability claim has raised the ire of the Long-Term Insurance Ombudsman, Judge Ron McLaren, who, as a result, ordered the insurer to pay the client out...

15 Aug 2018

Simply and SweepSouth partner to improve financial security for domestic cleaners
Simply and SweepSouth partner to improve financial security for domestic cleaners

Simply and SweepSouth, two technology players with a focus on social impact and financial inclusion, have announced a partnership to provide accidental death and disability cover for all SweepStars, SweepSouth's force of domestic cleaners...

Issued by Simply 10 Aug 2018

Judge Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman
Ombud upholds second dread disease claim

There is no legal or insurance principle which prevents a dread disease claim to be paid out under two different policies for a recurrence of a condition...

6 Aug 2018

Ilanie Brits
The struggle of saving

It is becoming more and more difficult to save, and for some people it often feels like an accomplishment just surviving from payday to payday. This struggle from month to month makes it easy to forget the importance of saving for our future...

By Ilanie Brits, Issued by Meredith Harington 30 Jul 2018

Brad Torien, CEO of FMI
Warning: SA insurance needs a reality check

According to Asisa 14-million families face a combined insurance shortfall of almost R29tn should the main breadwinner become unable to generate an income...

27 Jul 2018

6 good reasons why insurers need tech
6 good reasons why insurers need tech

Many sectors have been very quick in adopting new technology, including financial services industry. It is time the insurance sector does the same.

By WP Pienaar 4 Jul 2018

Insurance accounting undergoing a major revamp
Insurance accounting undergoing a major revamp

The new IFRS Insurance Contracts Standard (IFRS 17 - Insurance Contracts) will impact insurance companies in South Africa including those offering motor vehicle insurance, life insurance and medical schemes...

3 Jul 2018

Study shows that millennials are underinsured
Study shows that millennials are underinsured

The low uptake of insurance among millennials is rooted in behaviour typical of this population segment...

2 Jul 2018

John Lentaigne, chief underwriting officer, ATI Roundtable
International lenders warn on capacity constraints in Africa

During a one-day forum on investment risks in Africa, experts acknowledged that the abundance of current liquidity in the market did nothing to alleviate the capacity constraints faced by most banks when doing business in Africa...

29 Jun 2018

Duty of care considerations for travelling employees
Duty of care considerations for travelling employees

Business travel is part of the day-to-day job for a growing cohort of employees, but brings with it its own set of risks, demanding that organisations exercise the utmost duty of care...

28 Jun 2018

New Insurance Act takes effect in July
New Insurance Act takes effect in July

The National Treasury says the new the Insurance Act will come in effect on 1 July 2018...

27 Jun 2018

Kelly Preston, data analytics manager at SilverBridge
Changing customer behaviour through meaningful data

Merely having access to data is no longer good enough to be competitive in the insurance market. The data must be combined with meaningful analysis that enables better insights on what customers want...

22 Jun 2018

Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty
Information regulator requests urgent meeting with Liberty

The information regulator says it has requested an urgent meeting with Liberty Holdings to get an understanding of how its data was breached by hackers at the weekend...

19 Jun 2018

CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda
CompareGuru team return with SA price comparison startup MoneyPanda

Ryan Marx, Jax du Plessis and Duane du Plessis know all about price comparison, having been the team behind pan-African platform CompareGuru...

By Tom Jackson 18 Jun 2018

New laws will level the insurance playing field
New laws will level the insurance playing field

The Financial Sector Regulation Bill (Twin Peaks) and the new Insurance Act of 2018 will play significant roles in creating a level playing field for financial providers, including insurers...

12 Jun 2018

5 ways insurtech will enhance the client experience
5 ways insurtech will enhance the client experience

Insurtech is ushering in a new era of client experience...

11 Jun 2018

AfriGIS partners with insurance companies helping them to be customer centric
AfriGIS partners with insurance companies helping them to be customer centric

AfriGIS assists to improve customer experience, provide proactive customer service, help customers minimise claims, process customer claims quickly and efficiently, save time and money...

Issued by AfriGIS 7 Jun 2018

Professor Adré Schreuder, Consulta CEO
Santam faces challenge for customer satisfaction top spot

Traditional insurers Discovery Insure, Old Mutual Insure, Outsurance, as well as niche company Virseker are all challenging Santam for the top spot...

29 May 2018

Ron McLaren, long-term insurance ombudsman
OLTI collected R193.3m for insurance claim complainants in 2017

The Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance (OLTI) collected R193.3m for complainants amid the strain of staff losses, says Ombudsman, Ron McLaren, ahead of the release of the body's 2017 Annual Report.

16 May 2018

Natural catastrophes a top risk for engineering, construction, real estate businesses
Natural catastrophes a top risk for engineering, construction, real estate businesses

Risks of storms, earthquakes and floods are a top concern for businesses...

15 May 2018

The difficulty of insuring a drone in South Africa
The difficulty of insuring a drone in South Africa

Your drone probably cost quite a bit of money and you want to insure it. But, insurers are making it impossible for you to do so. Why...?

By Jason Snyman 14 May 2018

Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes
Tanzania's new mining laws signal sweeping changes

Three new laws, enacted by the country's national assembly in July 2017 under a certificate of urgency, will have a profound impact on Tanzania's resources sector...

By Peter Leon 4 May 2018

Fairlady Santam Women of the Future 2018 Awards open for entries
Fairlady Santam Women of the Future 2018 Awards open for entries

Entries are open for Fairlady and Santam's Women of the Future 2018 Awards...

2 May 2018

Dustin Homer, director: client solutions for Fraym
Africa's growing healthcare insurance market

Rising levels of education, improving salaries and rapid urbanisation mean that health insurers and the private healthcare facilities they work with are commanding an increasing share of health services in Africa...

By Dustin Homer 17 Apr 2018

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