Liberty has launched a web-based tool that allows potential and existing clients to calculate their level of lifestyle and accidental risk. The decision to develop the Risk Revealer tool was based on the growing trend of 'gamification' internationally and in South Africa, as well as the need to add value to clients.
17 Oct 2013 08:45
A Biz Press Office is no longer just a conduit for company news releases, but can act and look like your real office, with gorgeous corporate visuals of interiors, your building, team and products - so prospects know who they are dealing with at a glance. Stills or animated mastheads can depict recent work, events or activations.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Sep 2013 11:20
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, which have opened for entries, have grouped next year's awards into platform neutral, platform specific and special awards.
9 Dec 2013 11:21
The cost of private health care needs to be reduced to help the National Health Insurance scheme work, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in Johannesburg on Thursday (28 November).
29 Nov 2013 10:00
The Road Accident Fund will commission a study next year to determine the possible effects of the government's drive to shift freight from road to rail and to increase the use of rail as a means of mass transportation, chief executive Eugene Watson told a research colloquium organised by the fund.
29 Nov 2013 09:19
Financial services group MMI Holdings reported a strong September quarter‚ with total new business recurring premiums increasing by 26% compared with last year.
29 Nov 2013 07:27
Former mine workers and their dependents, who are owed billions in provident and occupational disease fund payments, are paying huge commissions to middlemen to expedite payment.
26 Nov 2013 06:47
Non-listed retailer Edcon has reported an improved operational performance in the quarter ended September - the second quarter of its 2014 financial year - with retail sales up 5.9% to R6bn.
22 Nov 2013 09:15
Lewis, the JSE-listed furniture retailer may be set to lose more than R100m a year in profit after severely overcharging its low-income consumers for credit life insurance.
By Malcolm Rees 19 Nov 2013 11:37
South Africans are‚ on average‚ under-insured for death and disability‚ while even the highest income earners have the most inadequate cover‚ insurance experts say.
By Gillian Jones 15 Nov 2013 06:15
Insurance company MMI said it had bought Guardrisk for R1.6bn from Alexander Forbes‚ in a deal that would help bolster MMI's short-term insurance exposure and potentially strengthen its employee benefits business.
By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Nov 2013 07:38
Short-term insurer Santam's innovative telematics system, meant to curb the number of accidents involving haulage trucks in SA, continues to grow in popularity‚ with the company reporting that there are now 800 trucks using it.
By Bekezela Phakathi 5 Nov 2013 10:33
There are few of us who have not lost possessions during a burglary at home - or at least know somebody who has.
4 Nov 2013 07:26
Dear marketer, about that SMS you sent me...
By Keanan Reis 25 Oct 2013 07:00
JSE-listed Zurich Insurance Company SA said it had bought 100% of BnB Sure‚ for an undisclosed amount‚ in a deal that will enable the insurer to offer niche insurance to bed and breakfast businesses.
By Phakamisa Ndzamela 16 Oct 2013 09:43
Households are looking to external sources such as the government or working children for support after retirement as the economic squeeze continues.
By Evan Pickworth 9 Oct 2013 11:35
If anyone were dropped off blindfolded at OUTsurance's offices, they could mistake them for a campus of the local university: it has 2,200 people, mostly under 25, playing action cricket and volleyball or else staring studiously at their PCs.
8 Oct 2013 07:14
Professional services firm EY has said that one of the risks faced by SA insurers expanding to the rest of the continent was a lack of detailed knowledge about the insurance environment in various African countries.
By Phakamisa Ndzamela 1 Oct 2013 07:52
The Hollard Group, South Africa's largest privately-owned insurance group, has confirmed that the Competition Tribunal has given its approval for the company to acquire the business and remaining 60% shareholding interests in Etana Insurance.
Issued by Hollard 27 Sep 2013 14:30
Discovery Insure is introducing a range of new products and innovations to maintain its place as the fastest-growing insurer in SA.
By Gillian Jones 25 Sep 2013 11:20
Former World Cup rugby player Chris Rossouw has been in remission from cancer for seven years. Yet he still can't get life assurance.
25 Sep 2013 11:12
SilverBridge‚ the AltX-listed provider of software solutions to the financial services industry‚ returned to profitability in its financial year to June.
By Gillian Jones 18 Sep 2013 07:35
Insurance industry service provider SilverBridge Holdings on Tuesday (17 September) reported diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 7.56c for the period ended June‚ after a loss of 16.93c in the previous period.
18 Sep 2013 07:10
In a survey of five major banks and three specialist small and medium enterprise (SME) lenders, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has found that there are a number of areas in which lenders trust the input of CAs(SA) above other financial professionals.
16 Sep 2013 14:06
Investment company Rand Merchant Insurance (RMI) grew its normalised earnings per share by 7% for the year to June in a difficult economic climate that included subsidiary OUTsurance suffering severe weather-related claims.
By Gillian Jones 13 Sep 2013 09:59
The merger of Metropolitan and Momentum to form MMI Holdings (MMI) almost three years ago is starting to bear fruit‚ the financial services group said on Wednesday (11 September)
By Gillian Jones 12 Sep 2013 10:26
South African consumers are struggling with their personal financial well-being because of too much debt, spending more than they earn and bad financial planning.
12 Sep 2013 08:56
A Bizcommunity Press Office has become the obvious means by which to constructively steer what you want people to know, think and perceive about your company in the public realm.
Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 Sep 2013 12:53
South Africa's weakening currency, the number of recent local natural disasters and the increase in vehicle accidents have put the insurance industry under pressure to implement premium increases. However, consumers have some power to resist the blow to their budget by putting into play some strategies that could help them actually lower their premiums.
9 Sep 2013 08:36
South African financial institutions are being unfairly targeted by regulators given their excellent ranking for being among the most competitive in the world‚ Sanlam's group chief executive Johan van Zyl said.
By Gillian Jones 7 Sep 2013 10:32
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