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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

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

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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

Innovation in transport calls for equally innovative change in vehicle insurance
Innovation in transport calls for equally innovative change in vehicle insurance

We spoke to Rudolf Britz about how market changes, new technology, and innovative companies in the transport industry are disrupting the insurance industry...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Nov 2016

Branson launches Virgin's revamped insurance offering
Branson launches Virgin's revamped insurance offering

Not exactly known for his shy and retiring demeanour, Sir Richard Branson made an entrance for the launch of Virgin Money's new insurance product...

By Nicci Botha 2 Nov 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Why business insurance must be reviewed every year

You've read all the articles, you've reviewed all the available policies, and you've done the smart thing and acquired business insurance. You're good to go, right? Not so fast...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Oct 2016

How South African insurers are missing the Facebook boat
How South African insurers are missing the Facebook boat

In the digital world, the insurance industry enjoys some of the most expensive marketing costs, particularly when it comes to SEM channels like Adwords...

By Nick Paul 20 Oct 2016

Counting the cost of #FeesMustFall and other protests
Counting the cost of #FeesMustFall and other protests

The 39% increase in the severity of insurance claims is directly attributable to increases in service delivery and student unrest...

By Sharon Snell 17 Oct 2016

US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit
US insurer ordered to defend prescription drug lawsuit

Lawsuits by US states to hold pharmaceutical companies liable for their costs of dealing with prescription drug abuse is on the rise...

By Sharon Snell 26 Sep 2016

Court rules: collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim
Court rules: collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim

In a ground-breaking, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that collateral lies do not invalidate an insurance claim...

By Sharon Snell 13 Sep 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

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

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

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

[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

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

Tetiana Vitsenko via
[BizTrends 2016] Five finance sector forecasts for 2016

From collaboration with fintech startups to more personalised client services, digital technology dominates trends...

By Nicci Botha 18 Jan 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Ways to find a great insurance agency

With so many companies all offering the same services, finding the right insurance agency can be time-consuming and difficult. Here are some practical ways you can find the right agency...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Dec 2015

The future of short-term insurance
The future of short-term insurance

If clients are at the centre of our businesses, we have to adapt to their shopping preferences. If they want to shop online, then we have at least to meet them half way by creating the necessary channels and platforms for them to evaluate their options properly...

By Gideon Galloway 26 Nov 2015

Choosing an insurer for your business: What to consider
Choosing an insurer for your business: What to consider

Much like car insurance, business insurance companies are a dime a dozen...

By Sophie Baker 20 Jul 2015

Killing two birds with one stone
Killing two birds with one stone

In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015

Innovation is the name of the game
Innovation is the name of the game

The future success of the insurance industry - and, in fact, all industries - will be driven by innovation. So much so, that we need to conceive of the chief information officer as the chief innovation officer...

By Robert Boccia 3 Jun 2015

The insurance industry in 2015
The insurance industry in 2015

The short-term insurance industry is the grease which ensures that the economy functions successfully: it enables businesses to manage their risks and to focus on what they do best...

By Adam Samie 12 Dec 2014

Subrogation entitles insurer to certain rights
Subrogation entitles insurer to certain rights

After your insurer indemnifies you in terms of your policy of insurance, your insurer has certain rights. One of those rights is the right of subrogation, either by common law or in terms of the insurance policy.

By Jayne Cross 21 Oct 2014

[Money Matters] How to avoid that penalty on your RA
[Money Matters] How to avoid that penalty on your RA

We invest in a retirement annuity to ensure we can live comfortably in retirement - but what happens when a penalty promises to take a massive chunk out of your savings?

By Graham Turnbull 29 May 2014

Brett Bowes
Government and private sector after 20 years of democracy

We are enjoying 20 years of democracy so it is a good time to take an objective look at transformation as a partnership between government and the private sector.

By Brett Bowes 22 May 2014

Keanan Reis
SMS marketing - An open letter to the marketer

Dear marketer, about that SMS you sent me...

By Keanan Reis 25 Oct 2013

Tiny Carroll
The effect of marital regimes on wills and estate planning

The objective of estate planning is to provide a client with a measure of certainty that his/her objectives for the accumulation, protection and eventual devolution of assets will be met. Within this very broadly stated objective, a client's marital status and marital property regime impact on almost every aspect of their estate and financial planning.

By Tiny Carroll 29 Aug 2013

Dr Tracy Dunbar
Moving to a new era of fraud prevention

While insurance companies have used tried and tested techniques for fraud detection for decades, high performance analytics now allows them to become proactive in identifying fraud before it happens.

By Dr Tracy Dunbar 21 Aug 2013

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