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Fintech company meets demand for simplified travel insurance
Fintech company meets demand for simplified travel insurance

Hepstar announced the launch of a simplified, user-friendly online service for buying travel insurance...

17 hours ago

Conference explores how telematics, analytics are changing insurance
Conference explores how telematics, analytics are changing insurance

The Insurance Fraud Analytics and Telematics Conference, presented by MNT Events, will be hosted at the Apollo Hotel, Randburg, from 31 August - 1 September 2016...

2 days ago

Yegs Ramiah
Yegs Ramiah reaps Loeries® 2016 Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award

Yegs Ramiah, chief executive of brand at Sanlam and Santam, was recognised for her role in rebranding iconic financial services brands Sanlam and Santam brand during the first awards evening of the Loeries® 2016 on Saturday, 20 August...

20 Aug 2016

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Innovative insurance solutions help reduce costs for transport operators

Insurance for the trucking industry is becoming increasingly sophisticated with models being written to meet specific needs of fleet owners...

5 Aug 2016

The future of underwriting: Innovation and Africa
The future of underwriting: Innovation and Africa

To survive, the insurance industry needs to become much more innovative and Africa is the future for growth, particularly in the energy sector...

By Nicci Botha 4 Aug 2016

Hunting for The Insurance Apprentice 2017
Hunting for The Insurance Apprentice 2017

The search for season three's The Insurance Apprentice is on, with applications open till 30 September 2016 for the 2017 installment of the show...

1 Aug 2016

Tech shifts the car insurance industry into top gear
Tech shifts the car insurance industry into top gear

Complex and inconvenient processes built around inflexible and opaque products describe the experiences of many policyholders when dealing with insurers...

By Simon Carpenter 1 Aug 2016

Lizé Lambrechts
Collaboration between financial sector stakeholders critical to positive economic outlook

As one of the integral pillars of the South African economy, the short-term insurance industry is fundamental to the country's financial prosperity...

28 Jul 2016

Insurance could balance the legal scales
Insurance could balance the legal scales

There is a famous saying: If you have the law, hammer the law. If you have the facts, hammer the facts. If you have neither the law nor the facts, hammer the table...

By Sharon Snell 22 Jul 2016

Self-driving cars and insurance - Gigantic losses or innovation opportunity?
Self-driving cars and insurance - Gigantic losses or innovation opportunity?

Imagine a world where you can summon your car via an app on your phone...

By Ané Theron 20 Jul 2016

Hollard updates its travel insurance policy
Hollard updates its travel insurance policy

Hollard customers will no longer have to first gain authorisation for certain medical emergencies while travelling...

19 Jul 2016

KPMG digital partnership aims to transform the insurance industry
KPMG digital partnership aims to transform the insurance industry

A new alliance is driving digital transformation in the insurance industry that addresses regulatory requirements, while focusing on the customer...

18 Jul 2016

Cyber insurance gaining ground
Cyber insurance gaining ground

LinkedIn, Sony, the Clinton Foundation and tons of other companies have all been in the headlines for the past few years because they have been hacked...

13 Jul 2016

Pride Chorum
Innovative risk management can aid service delivery

How does the public sector balance its risk management between massive infrastructural investment and the damage from service delivery protests?...

By Pride Choruma 11 Jul 2016

Incredible Connection, Phishield partner to offer cyber fraud and phishing insurance cover
Incredible Connection, Phishield partner to offer cyber fraud and phishing insurance cover

Incredible Connection has partnered with cyber security-based insurance company, Phishield, to offer consumers cyber fraud and phishing insurance cover, at no additional cost, for all internet-enabled products, across selected products...

6 Jul 2016

What farmers should know about succession planning
What farmers should know about succession planning

Farmers should critically examine the way they are preparing for the future if their estate planning is centred on ensuring that their agriculture legacy is continued by their children...

30 Jun 2016

Trustco results show solid performance in all of the group's operating segments
Trustco results show solid performance in all of the group's operating segments

Trustco Group Holdings Limited (Trustco) has announced its results for the year ended 31 March 2016. The results show yet another year of excellent financial performance and business growth...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 29 Jun 2016

Mariamichelle via
Why travellers should take a second look at travel insurance

There are some instances in which medical treatment can be withheld by a foreign country if a person has no proof of funds or travel insurance...

27 Jun 2016

Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance
Driverless cars on a collision course with insurance

With the prediction that AVs will be available commercially by 2020 - liability for the actions of these vehicles is receiving the attention of insurers...

By Sharon Snell 13 Jun 2016

Strategic Marketing Africa unpacks insurance industry opportunities
Strategic Marketing Africa unpacks insurance industry opportunities

Africa is one of the world's great untapped markets for insurance products and services. However, the challenge for the industry's marketers is overcoming mistrust and a lack of consumer understanding...

9 Jun 2016

Intermediaries honour SA's top financial services brands
Intermediaries honour SA's top financial services brands

The 2016 FIA Awards gala dinner took place on Thursday, 2 June 2016, at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. More than 1000 individuals from the financial services sector gathered to congratulate the insurance, underwriting and investment brands...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 6 Jun 2016

Dr Terence Nombembe
Municipalities need to grow their own financial talent

While many lauded the 54 out of 272 municipalities achieving a clean audit, there's nothing to celebrate about the fact that only 19% of municipalities achieved this...

3 Jun 2016

Partnership to improve driving style of Uber driver-partners
Partnership to improve driving style of Uber driver-partners

Standing by its commitment to ensure the safety of drivers and passengers on South African roads, the vehicle tracking and insurance telematics company Ctrack

2 Jun 2016

Will SA's short-term insurance industry prosper?
Will SA's short-term insurance industry prosper?

According to a recent report in a prominent South African publication, South Africa's short-term insurance industry is on the cusp of a significant growth period...

Issued by Insight Survey 30 May 2016

Children's grants can't fund funeral policies
Children's grants can't fund funeral policies

After much legal wrangling, the minister, Sassa and Lion of Africa insurance company reached a settlement regarding funeral policy premiums being deducted from children's grants...

27 May 2016

The South African life insurance industry
The South African life insurance industry

Analytix recently completed a research report on the South African life insurance industry based on 30 industry expert interviews as well as hosting a number of focus groups in Johannesburg and Cape Town...

Issued by Analytix BI 24 May 2016

2015 report of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance issued
2015 report of the Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance issued

OUTsurance has, for the second year in a row, comfortably beaten the industry averages for both key indicators. Of all the typical large short-term insurers, OUTsurance's referral rate of two complaints per 1,000 claims was second only to Zurich Insurance...

Issued by OUTsurance 23 May 2016

Ruan Oosthuizen
#Africa Month: Marrying money and media campaigns

The problem nowadays is that technology has created a netherworld, where the clearly defined borders between industries have become irreparably blurred... In a good way...

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2016

Coming soon... The financial services brands that really care about advice, advisers and you
Coming soon... The financial services brands that really care about advice, advisers and you

South Africa has less than a month to wait before the country's best financial services brands are revealed at the annual FIA Awards, scheduled for 2 June...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 16 May 2016

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