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Cancer and heart disease: leading causes of insurance claims
Cancer and heart disease: leading causes of insurance claims

It's no secret that our modern day lifestyles are bad for our health and statistics released by Hollard Life seem to confirm this...

28 Jul 2015 07:55

Mistakes that could leave consumers underinsured
Mistakes that could leave consumers underinsured

One of the biggest insurance mistakes that consumers often make is not understanding the critical difference between market and insurance replacement values of their insured possessions...

28 Jul 2015 07:46



Hollard ad campaign features photos by staff members
Hollard ad campaign features photos by staff members

Hollard Insurance has tapped into the photo-focused social media app, Instagram, with its latest street pole campaign...

21 Jul 2015 09:12

Choosing an insurer for your business: What to consider
Choosing an insurer for your business: What to consider

Much like car insurance, business insurance companies are a dime a dozen...

By Sophie Baker 20 Jul 2015 12:35

More people are comparing and switching insurers online - Hippo.co.za
More people are comparing and switching insurers online

Recent research conducted by Hippo.co.za shows that 60% of South Africans have changed insurers, 51% of whom have done so in the last two years. Almost half of the 51% have the same underwriting conditions as they had with their previous insurers...

Issued by Hippo.co.za 17 Jul 2015 11:31

Why you need disability cover
Why you need disability cover

Think you're too young for disability cover? Think again...

16 Jul 2015 07:42

New insurance firm launched
New insurance firm launched

Clive Sussman has launched a new insurance broking firm, Insure Corp...

15 Jul 2015 12:06

MiWay insurance now available to brokers
MiWay insurance now available to brokers

MiWay is providing access to perhaps the most innovative portfolio available in the market today and allowing intermediaries around the country to broaden service offerings to customers...

14 Jul 2015 13:49

Uber taxi service poses new liability challenges
Uber taxi service poses new liability challenges

Questions around passenger liability have been raised when making use of Uber, the real-time cab sharing application and taxi service...

13 Jul 2015 13:11

Higher interest rates could leave consumers more vulnerable
Higher interest rates could leave consumers more vulnerable

An increase in America's interest rates later this year can have a negative effect on the local economy...

8 Jul 2015 09:42

Killing two birds with one stone
Killing two birds with one stone

In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015 14:18

Short-term insurance customers less satisfied
Short-term insurance customers less satisfied

Customer satisfaction in the short-term insurance industry showed a decline for the second year in a row...

2 Jul 2015 13:17

A Different Life 'insures' customers feel good
A Different Life 'insures' customers feel good

A life insurance company that is making its customers feel good by doing good...

1 Jul 2015 15:06

Importance of SASRIA cover for civil unrest
Importance of SASRIA cover for civil unrest

The staggering number of service delivery protests in South Africa and the violent attacks against foreign nationals in KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg, have left residents shaken and concerned about their safety and their property...

29 Jun 2015 16:45

Embracing Change - a key theme ahead of FPI Professionals Convention
Embracing Change - a key theme ahead of FPI Professionals Convention

The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) will be hosting its annual FPI Professionals Convention that will see a number of experts gathering to discuss ways to advance the financial planning profession whilst ensuring quality service...

22 Jun 2015 07:44

Next generation of insurance talent
Next generation of insurance talent

The insurance industry is on the cusp of a talent crisis as its workforce continues to "gray"...

20 Jun 2015 11:48

OESAI to host conference in Mauritius
OESAI to host conference in Mauritius

The Organisation of Eastern and Southern Africa Insurers (OESAI) will be holding its 38th Annual Conference in Mauritius from the 23-26 August 2015...

19 Jun 2015 15:36

Recruiting outdoors, where everyone's attention is up for grabs
Recruiting outdoors, where everyone's attention is up for grabs

Billboards exist for many reasons - driver distraction, consumer attraction and advertiser satisfaction. King Price got all three when it erected a clever recruitment ad right outside a competitor's offices...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Jun 2015 06:00

How easy is it to change/switch insurers? - Hippo.co.za
How easy is it to change/switch insurers?

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often." ~ Winston Churchill. But is change really that easy? Why are people often reluctant to change especially when it comes to service providers?...

Issued by Hippo.co.za 12 Jun 2015 13:08

Bidvest Insurance partners with Compendium
Bidvest Insurance partners with Compendium

Bidvest Insurance Group's recent partnership with Compendium Insurance Group will position both companies for significant growth...

11 Jun 2015 09:08

Short-term Insurance Annual Report 2014 released
Short-term Insurance Annual Report 2014 released

The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance, an independent body to which clients can complain if they believe they have been treated unfairly by a short-term insurer, has released his report for the 2014 calendar year...

Issued by OUTsurance 5 Jun 2015 09:10

The development of driverless cars poses insurance industry questions
The development of driverless cars poses insurance industry questions

The development and implementation of driverless cars is becoming more prominent on news channels, indicating that what we perceive as futuristic concepts are closer than we think to become part of our daily lives...

4 Jun 2015 13:36

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Underwriting conditions remain challenging says Santam

Santam (SNT) achieved "acceptable" underwriting results and premium growth in a tough general economic climate, the short-term insurer said in an operational update for the four month period ended 30 April...

3 Jun 2015 18:57

Innovation is the name of the game
Innovation is the name of the game

The future success of the insurance industry - and, in fact, all industries - will be driven by innovation. So much so, that we need to conceive of the chief information officer as the chief innovation officer...

By Robert Boccia 3 Jun 2015 09:59

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The ins and outs of liability insurance

Liability insurance covers a business against a range of liabilities such as commercial crime, professional indemnity and liability to a third party for injury or property damage...

By Bertus Visser 29 May 2015 08:57

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Short-term insurance ombudsman receives record number of complaints

Speaking at the release of the office's 2014 annual results, the ombudsman for short-term insurance, Dennis Jooste, said 10,253 complaints against short-term insurers were received - an increase of 9.5% over 2013...

20 May 2015 13:34

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Insurers support introduction of mandatory third party insurance

Aggressive underwriting, coupled with the escalating cost of motor vehicle repairs and replacements, has brought the long-term sustainability of the short-term insurance sector into question...

14 May 2015 11:09

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RBS acquires AC Chrysanthou & Associates

Risk Benefit Solutions (RBS) has acquired AC Chrysanthou & Associates, a Johannesburg-based specialist in risk management...

30 Apr 2015 11:52

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Call made to beef up bank insurance

The Ombudsman for Banking Services wants the swift introduction of deposit insurance, particularly to benefit less sophisticated customers...

22 Apr 2015 12:43

Zurich Insurance Company sponsors critical hip replacement
Zurich Insurance Company sponsors critical hip replacement

It was announced on regional radio recently that Zurich Insurance Company South Africa would sponsor a patient in need of a hip replacement procedure...

10 Apr 2015 11:40

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