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Here's to rolling on a budget...
Here's to rolling on a budget...

It's that time of the year when may you find yourself with more month at the end of your money...

Issued by MiWay 2 days ago

Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?
Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?

Are the demarcation regulations a means to erode private healthcare ahead of NHI, or is opposition just insurance companies protecting their bottom line?..

22 Mar 2017

Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive
Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive

Some of the most significant contributors to soaring healthcare costs are fraud, waste and abuse...

15 Mar 2017

Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity
Insurance rivals go head-to-head in aid of charity

The King Price family arrived to work this morning to find an empty throne – their king (mascot) has been abducted by one of its (green with envy) competitors over the weekend...

13 Mar 2017

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Insurance vital, but no magic bullet to fight drought in Africa

More developing countries urgently need insurance to cushion their farmers against weather extremes that can worsen poverty, but it is no magic bullet to ward off the escalating impacts of climate change, experts say...

By Alex Whiting 10 Mar 2017

What homeowners need to know about insurance
What homeowners need to know about insurance

Understanding the ins and outs of home insurance is crucial. Here's what you need to know to safeguard your home against any unexpected loss or damage...

Issued by Private Property 9 Mar 2017

Marine insurance is a risky business
Marine insurance is a risky business

Today marine insurance covers all forms of cargo, across all modes of transport be it ocean vessels, ferries, barges, road, rail and even courier services...

By Adriaan Bester, 7 Mar 2017

Introducing Iemas Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd
Introducing Iemas Insurance Brokers (Pty) Ltd

In line with Iemas' continued commitment to improve operational efficiency and long-term sustainability, a decision was approved to transfer the Short-term Insurance (STI) and Financial Advisory Services (FAS) business of Iemas to a subsidiary company that will be wholly (100%) owned by Iemas...

Issued by Iemas Financial Services 7 Mar 2017

FSB to stop insurers spamming mobile numbers
FSB to stop insurers spamming mobile numbers

A draft replacement of the Financial Services Board (FSB) Policyholder Protection Rules (PPRs) will enable consumers to opt-out of unwanted SMS communication...

1 Mar 2017

Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?
Risky business travel: how can companies avoid pitfalls when travelling abroad?

If a business traveller extends their trip for pleasure and the leisure portion comprises more than half the time they are away, they should be aware that they need to purchase additional travel insurance cover...

24 Feb 2017

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

Outsurance in new push with digital experts
Outsurance in new push with digital experts

In its latest push to diversify beyond insurance, Outsurance has hired a team of digital financial services experts from Take Your Money Everywhere (Tyme), the mobile payment provider...

By Hanna Ziady 13 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

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