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Insuring your property
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 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
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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Why recreational drone users need training to be insurable

South Africa's drone operation regulations have had significant licensing cost implications for businesses, but consumers may be at the highest risk for financial cost...

14 Feb 2017

Budget 2017/2018: what will this do to my pocket?
Budget 2017/2018: what will this do to my pocket?

Given that South Africa, as a country, is still struggling financially, we can be confident that there will be more innovative taxes included in what is tabled...

By Cathie Webb 13 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Sanlam launches instant insurance app
#DesignMonth: Sanlam launches instant insurance app

A new app by Sanlam allows South Africans and tourists to now have access to instant accident cover on demand via their smart phones...

6 Feb 2017

Insurance's evolution through tech
Insurance's evolution through tech

We are seeing a very clear shift away from traditional insurance to more evolved cover tools...

By Jaqueline van Eeden 24 Jan 2017

Fintech reinvents the insurance industry
Fintech reinvents the insurance industry

Life insurers are beginning to re-evaluate their business models as connected customers demand a more seamless experience and fintech introduces innovative technologies...

23 Jan 2017

Mutual & Federal annual results hit by big claims
Mutual & Federal annual results hit by big claims

Short-term insurers, including Mutual & Federal, would post strained underwriting results for the 2016 financial year following a number of large claims...

20 Jan 2017

Insurance policies require review amid continued wildfire fears
Insurance policies require review amid continued wildfire fears

In the past three weeks, fires throughout the Western Cape have destroyed several historical buildings, residential properties, businesses and farms...

20 Jan 2017

Shehnaz Somers, head of commercial underwriting at Santam
Mitigating risk in South Africa's wine industry

With a number of wine farms being adversely affected by the recent spate of fires in the winelands of the Western Cape, the issue of risk in this sector has once again been brought to the fore...

20 Jan 2017

Hollard's Imperial deal cracks nod
Hollard's Imperial deal cracks nod

Insurer Hollard's R2.3bn bid for Imperial's Regent group of companies advanced in December after the African leg of the deal (excluding SA) obtained the required regulatory approvals, Imperial said on Tuesday...

By Moyagabo Maake 18 Jan 2017

Allan Gray bests peers to retain top position
Allan Gray bests peers to retain top position

Allan Gray has outplayed its peers for the second quarter running to top two categories in an independent analysis of retail unit trust funds in SA...

By Hanna Ziady 13 Jan 2017

Final demarcation regulations on medical cover published
Final demarcation regulations on medical cover published

The final demarcation regulations governing medical gap cover, hospital cash plans and primary healthcare policies have been published...

By Pericles Anetos 11 Jan 2017

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Car crash and wildfire claims to hit insurers after holiday carnage

The festive season has not been kind to the country's largest insurers...

By Moyagabo Maake 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Disruption rubber hits the road in finance and insurance
#BizTrends2017: Disruption rubber hits the road in finance and insurance

Change in SA's finance sector will accelerate rapidly in 2017, with at least one fully-fledged bank launch, and digital services to meet customer needs...

By Craig Terblanche 10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Insurance industry will be consumer driven
#BizTrends2017: Insurance industry will be consumer driven

Consumer behaviour is constantly evolving, so insurers need to engage and find new ways to adapt their businesses accordingly...

By Laurence Hillman 9 Jan 2017

Parliamentary calls for submissions on insurance bill
Parliamentary calls for submissions on insurance bill

Parliament' plans to hold public hearings on the insurance bill in February and has called for submissions...

By Linda Ensor 28 Dec 2016

Two-year transition period fo phase out primary healthcare policies
Two-year transition period fo phase out primary healthcare policies

Insurance companies will get a two-year transition period to phase out existing primary healthcare policies...

By Linda Ensor 28 Dec 2016

Pacemaker rip-offs cost insurance firms millions
Pacemaker rip-offs cost insurance firms millions

The pacemaker implanted into a healthy Durban man might not have been for the patient's wellbeing, but part of a plot to swindle insurance companies...

By Uthentira Govender and Matthew Savides 19 Dec 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
What you should know before buying life insurance online

The idea of life insurance has been around for decades, but thanks to the Internet, it's taken on a new look that has changed the way that we compare and purchase life insurance...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Dec 2016

When things go wrong. How to mitigate liability in the hospitality industry
When things go wrong. How to mitigate liability in the hospitality industry

The shark cage diving incident on social media highlights the importance of proper liability coverage for any business operating in the hospitality sector...

15 Dec 2016

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Pop-up and prosper

With retail space becoming ever more expensive and the viability of long-term tenancy no longer what it was, the traditional shopping environment is undergoing a huge shift as retailers look to capitalise on the growing popularity of pop-up shops...

By Morné Stoltz 12 Dec 2016

#WorldAIDSDay: A very short history of HIV life insurance
#WorldAIDSDay: A very short history of HIV life insurance

For a long time people living with HIV, didn't qualify for life insurance, but now that they have an almost normal life expectancy, things have changed.

1 Dec 2016

Professional email marketing software for banks and insurance companies
Professional email marketing software for banks and insurance companies

Just because your privacy policies dictate that you need to run email marketing from within your own IT infrastructure, doesn't mean that you can't use a professional email marketing software system...

Issued by LOW FAT 1 Dec 2016

Source: Eskom
Eskom disputes Gupta-linked firm helped with R5bn claim

Eskom has denied that a Gupta-linked firm handled negotiations for the utility to settle a massive insurance claim...

By Ernest Mabuza 25 Nov 2016

Don't chase the storm!
Don't chase the storm!

The floods that swept through parts of Gauteng recently, have everybody in the country taking extra precaution with regards to safeguarding their personal property and loved ones...

Issued by MiWay 25 Nov 2016

Making complaints work for your business
Making complaints work for your business

No matter how brilliant your business is, at some stage someone is going to complain. It's how you deal with it that counts...

16 Nov 2016

Source: Njabulo Cele ?@njabuloc via Twitter
Flash floods wreak havoc for insurers

Heavy rain and floods caused extensive damage in Johannesburg, leading insurers declaring a national catastrophe...

14 Nov 2016

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