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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

[Case files] A curious case of arson
[Case files] A curious case of arson

There is nothing more frustrating for an insurer than having a suspicion of insurance fraud, but not having sufficient evidence to prove it...

By Sharon Snell 13 May 2016

Anees Vazeer, CFO: Lion of Africa
Weak rand poses real threat to the insurance industry

The South African insurance industry needs innovative solutions to counteract the negative impact of the dramatic depreciation in the value of the rand...

By Anees Vazeer, chief financial officer: Lion of Afr 12 May 2016

Peter Gordon, head of Fulcrum Capital
Fulcrum Capital acquires equity stake in Kapara

As part of its evolutionary process to broaden its scope and offering within the industry, Fulcrum Capital has acquired a 30% equity stake in Kapara Insurance Brokers...

10 May 2016

Glen Bresler
Financing your business through the value of your property

There is more than one way to use home finance and this article considers a few do's and don'ts as well as other matters to bear in mind when opting to use your home equity to finance your business...

By Glen Bresler, Issued by Meredith Harington 29 Apr 2016

The PSG Insure team was recognised as the Santam National Broker of the Year for both commercial lines and assets and crop insurance.
PSG Insure wins Santam commercial insurance awards

PSG Insure is proud to be recognised as the Santam National Broker of the Year for both commercial lines and assets and crop insurance...

26 Apr 2016

Walter van der Merwe, CEO of FedGroup Life
Third time the charm

FedGroup Life walked away with a coveted Golden Arrow in this year's PMR.africa awards...

15 Apr 2016

Engineering the risk
Engineering the risk

Large engineering projects are characterised by substantial irreversible commitments, skewed reward structures when succesful, and high probabilities of failure...

By Alvin Dye 14 Apr 2016

The South African funeral insurance market
The South African funeral insurance market

Analytix Business Intelligence has recently completed industry research on the funeral insurance industry in South Africa. A combination of expert industry interviews as well as focus groups across Johannesburg and Cape Town were used to gather market intelligence...

Issued by Analytix BI 13 Apr 2016

Sophie Maggs, Price Forbes broking manager: Africa
Staying relevant in a rapidly changing business environment

How reinsurance brokers, particularly facultative brokers, can add value and remain relevant in the face of a rapidly changing business environment...

31 Mar 2016

King Price mixes business with pleasure
King Price mixes business with pleasure

Short-term insurance newbie, King Price has extended its product range to include business insurance...

29 Mar 2016

Medical schemes brokers not to blame for private healthcare costs
Medical schemes brokers not to blame for private healthcare costs

South Africa's medical schemes brokers play an indispensable role in the distribution of products to consumers and recent comments by the Minister of Health that brokers are "not needed" in the private healthcare sector are misinformed...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 23 Mar 2016

Insurance tales of the high seas
Insurance tales of the high seas

Shipping losses continue their long-term downward trend...

22 Mar 2016

Rick Rupping, head of marketing, Matt Arnold, brand manager, Brina Sieber, digital strategist and Grant Malherbe-Stroud, media manager
#BrandManagerMonth: 1Life to live

Let's face it, nobody wants to face their own mortality, which is why selling life insurance can be an interesting challenge...

By Nicci Botha 16 Mar 2016

Price Forbes appointed as SAACI's official broker
Price Forbes appointed as SAACI's official broker

Price Forbes (Pty) Ltd, has recently been appointed as the Insurance broker for the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI)...

14 Mar 2016

How to rock the 2016 budget blues
How to rock the 2016 budget blues

Is your bank manager on speed dial, or has he stopped responding to your Whatsapp messages? What's your big plan to combat ever-increasing food, petrol, utility and other interest rate hikes this year?...

Issued by Hippo.co.za 10 Mar 2016

Insure, or endure the radio silence
Insure, or endure the radio silence

"We know times are quite tough and most South Africans are already feeling the pinch, so having to pay for a damaged or missing phone is definitely something to avoid," says Derek Wilson, Head of Hippo.co.za...

Issued by Hippo.co.za 9 Mar 2016

African insurance policy holders can expect greater gains
African insurance policy holders can expect greater gains

Insurance companies need to shift their investment strategies...

4 Mar 2016

Santam posts good results in tough economic climate
Santam posts good results in tough economic climate

General insurer, Santam, posted good results for 2015, despite the substantially weaken rand and the effects of El NiƱo...

3 Mar 2016

Why is this insurance giant contemplating an SA exit?
Why is this insurance giant contemplating an SA exit?

Zurich Global has announced that it will embark on a 'footprint review' exercise that might result in the brand disinvesting from its insurance units in SA and Morocco...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 2 Mar 2016

Pause for thought... Latest regulation might be a step too far for South Africa's financial and insurance advisers
Pause for thought... Latest regulation might be a step too far for South Africa's financial and insurance advisers

Despite an already expansive regulatory landscape the Financial Services Board is pushing for another major intervention, known as the Retail Distribution Review...

Issued by Financial Intermediaries Association 2 Mar 2016

Freight hijackings contributed to R3bn loss to economy
Freight hijackings contributed to R3bn loss to economy

Freight hijackings is not only a concern for the insurance industry but also a challenge that has incited a loss for large businesses as well as the SMEs...

26 Feb 2016

Hepstar management team: Stephen Booysen, Heinrich Brand, Claudia Snyman, Stephan Ekbergh, Brett Dyason
SA fintech startup secures $2million funding

Digital insurance distributor Hepstar has received $2million in funding from UK-based technology investor Amadeus Capital Partners. With the new funding the company will be expanding its global reach...

24 Feb 2016

The relationship between social media and liability risks
The relationship between social media and liability risks

With a growing number of people active on social media, it is becoming increasingly important that businesses realise social media can be used to their advantage when it comes to potential product liability...

24 Feb 2016

Dialdirect is giving away free data
Dialdirect is giving away free data

Dialdirect is claiming to be the first insurer to offer customers data to manage their insurance policies online. South Africa has 23 million smartphone users and 57% of all internet traffic comes from mobile devices...

23 Feb 2016

Climate change disrupts short-term insurance industry
Climate change disrupts short-term insurance industry

The bruising drought and the stifling heatwaves that swept through South Africa this summer have brought the issues of climate change to the fore...

By Anees Vazeer 22 Feb 2016

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