SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector
SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector

"Africa needs to come to grips with owning her future. If there is no plan for the future, then it is quite likely that there is no hope for the future." - Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina...

Issued by Mann Made 7 Feb 2019

The cloud is vital for insurance growth
The cloud is vital for insurance growth

With the number of insurers using cloud computing services tripling over the last few years, those still undecided as to its relevance need to start making a serious investment...

4 Feb 2019

Andrew Harding
Finance professionals must tech up or ship out

Most finance teams and professionals are not evolving their skills fast enough to account for the impact of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and other technologies...

4 Feb 2019

Did you hear the Accounting & Finance Show's free registration is open?
Did you hear the Accounting & Finance Show's free registration is open?

Be inspired by the latest technological solutions in accountancy and finance. Hear how theatre themes are changing the finance function forever...

Issued by Terrapinn 28 Jan 2019

Fraudulent insurance claims on the rise
Fraudulent insurance claims on the rise

Tough times tend to elicit desperate behaviour from people. The slow economic growth, coupled with macroeconomic uncertainty, over the past few years have resulted in a marked increase in the amount of insurance fraud being committed in South Africa...

Issued by MiWayLife 25 Jan 2019

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

Kumar Utpal is the regional sales manager for banking and insurance at In2IT
Why insurers need to get the balance between digital and legacy systems right

Many insurers have embraced digital transformation to provide customer-facing solutions, but just as many are still heavily reliant on old, legacy systems for long terms policies, which hinders this process...

By Kumar Utpal 16 Jan 2019

Kelly Preston, digital manager, SilverBridge
Digital: The way to go for insurance onboarding

A high level of service and improved customisation are key elements to better reflect the digital needs of today's customer, especially during the insurance onboarding process...

15 Jan 2019

Make sure your SMME has enough insurance cover
Make sure your SMME has enough insurance cover

In planning for the year ahead, small business owners should review their insurance policies to ensure they are adequately covered against insurable risks...

14 Jan 2019

Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
#BizTrends2019: It's all about fintech

Innovations in the fintech space is showing no signs of slowing down. Here's what we can expect in 2019...

By Dominique Collett 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The year disintermediation is put to the test
#BizTrends2019: The year disintermediation is put to the test

The writing of disintermediation has been appearing on the wall for a while now. It's a real phenomenon, enabled by technology...

By Riaan Bekker 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly
#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly

Social credit scores are set to be one of the trending terms for 2019. However, not all credit scores are created equal (or with equally good intentions)...

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Jan 2019

Ernest North, co-founder at Naked
#BizTrends2019: Purpose first, profit later

South African business headlines were dominated by corporate disgrace in 2018...

By Ernest North 7 Jan 2019

Pierre Durand, Momentum Consult chief operating officer
#BizTrends2019: Getting back to basics

The hype surrounding the next big thing in the financial services industry is taking attention away from what is truly of importance...

By Pierre Durand 7 Jan 2019

Wynand van Vuuren, head of legal, King Price
#BizTrends2019: What's shaking up the short-term insurance industry?

Twenty years ago, we were still buying insurance the old-fashioned way. Brokers would come to our houses. They'd assess our assets. They'd go away. They'd come back, with a lot of paper...

By Wynand van Vuuren 7 Jan 2019

Ahmed Banderker, chief executive of Sanlam Business Development
#BizTrends2019: The rise of insurtech

Emerging market insurtech companies are set to play a major role in the predicted rise of premium growth across the global insurance industry...

7 Jan 2019

Insured? Who's liable for your car repairs?
Insured? Who's liable for your car repairs?

Motor vehicle insurance should be simple and, most importantly, provide the motorist with peace of mind...

21 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: Finance

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

Frank Knight, CEO Debtsource
Bridging the gap with trade credit insurance

Many South African businesses have little or no trade credit insurance protection against the failure of a customer to pay for the goods or services they have received.

23 Nov 2018

Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards
Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards

Experienced journalists, industry experts to adjudicate submissions for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards...

19 Nov 2018

Anees Vazeer, acting CEO, Lion of Africa
Lion of Africa to close its doors

The board of Johannesburg-based short-term insurer, Lion of Africa Insurance Company, has decided to voluntarily and systematically wind down operations with immediate effect...

19 Nov 2018

Bophelo Life curatorship "in best interest of policy holders"
Bophelo Life curatorship "in best interest of policy holders"

The provisional curatorship of life insurer Bophelo Life Insurance Company Limited (Bophelo Life) is in the best interest of its policy holders, says the Reserve Bank's Prudential Authority (PA)...

14 Nov 2018

Putting the lid on medical aid fraud
Putting the lid on medical aid fraud

Last year, medical aids lost at least R15-R20bn of total private healthcare industry spend to fraud...

By Paul Midlane 14 Nov 2018

AIG Africa's chief risk officer scoops two awards at actuarial convention
AIG Africa's chief risk officer scoops two awards at actuarial convention

AI in Actuarial Science, written by Ron Richman, AIG's chief risk officer for Africa, was named Best Paper and Best Paper in Risk and Reinsurance by the Actuarial Society of Southern Africa...

Issued by AIG South Africa 7 Nov 2018

#NewCampaign: Indie 'Mullets' campaign strips away the bullsh*t
#NewCampaign: Indie 'Mullets' campaign strips away the bullsh*t

Indie's new 'Mullets' campaign seeks to convince millennials that its insurance premium is something to care about...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Oct 2018

Felix Antonysamy, business development manager, financial services at Wipro Limited
Partnering up: The only way forward for banks and fintechs

Local fintech players are carving out a sizeable chunk of the financial space with mobile money, social lending, bitcoin wallets, mobile card acquiring...

By Felix Antonysamy 31 Oct 2018

Will 'climate change' keep SA's short-term insurance industry in the doldrums in 2018?
Will 'climate change' keep SA's short-term insurance industry in the doldrums in 2018?

Insight Survey's latest SA-Short-Term Insurance Industry Landscape Report 2018 carefully unfolds the short-term insurance landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 30 Oct 2018

Momentum launches e-wallet app for cashback rewards
Momentum launches e-wallet app for cashback rewards

Insurance provider Momentum has launched Multiply Money, a new functionality of its Multiply by Momentum platform that enables members to earn cash by doing everyday activities...

26 Oct 2018

Yunus Scheepers, CTO: SilverBridge
Opening up the insurance industry

The closed environment, where it's difficult to access contextualised customer information, in which the insurance industry traditionally operates is shifting to a model that's more interconnected...

26 Oct 2018

#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands
#TopBrands2018: Celebrating iconic brands

The 20th Sunday Times Top Brands Awards saw iconic South African brand, Koo, awarded the Consumer Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix. In the business category, another local brand, Discovery Health, was awarded the Business Overall Favourite Brand Grand Prix...

By Danette Breitenbach 25 Oct 2018

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