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Factors that influence your car insurance premium
Factors that influence your car insurance premium

Insurance premiums aren't the same for everyone and there are good reasons for that...

By Nthabiseng Moloi 16 May 2019

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The cost of smoking your socks

Dr Helen Weber, Medical Adviser at Sanlam, explores the health implications of cannabis and vaping, and the additional cost of insurance to underwrite these risks...

By Dr Helen Weber 6 May 2019

Using tech to reduce fraud in the insurance sector
Using tech to reduce fraud in the insurance sector

Fraud is rife in the insurance sector as a whole, from short- and long-term insurance to medical and health insurance...

By Kumar Utpal 6 May 2019

Comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SA
Comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SA

A comprehensive overview of medical malpractice insurance in SA has now been published by Natmed under the title Understanding Medical Malpractice Insurance in South Africa...

By Donald Dinnie 3 May 2019

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Legal cannabis and life cover

In the past, life insurers could outright refuse cover if cannabis use is disclosed during the application process, as is policy for illegal drug usage...

23 Apr 2019

Gary Allemann, MD of Master Data Management
Governance, CX and a tale of data in the insurance industry

Insurance is typically something people resent having to spend money on and is therefore often seen as a grudge purchase...

By Gary Allemann 12 Apr 2019

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Startup offers alternative to financing palliative care

Current medical aid models for end-of-life care will pay for costly in-hospital care but won't pay for home-based care...

12 Apr 2019

Butsi Tladi, MD of Alexander Forbes Health
Cofi Bill brings down regulatory siloes for medical scheme customers

Healthcare sector stakeholders have long advocated for a single regulator, believing that the current dual framework creates a regulatory arbitrage not conducive to offering the consumer maximum protection...

10 Apr 2019

8 FAQs financial advisors ask about how RDR will affect them
8 FAQs financial advisors ask about how RDR will affect them

How the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will affect the career of financial advisors is a question Jacques Coetzer, general manager: SPF Distribution, is frequently asked...

8 Apr 2019

AI-powered chatbots make buying insurance painless
AI-powered chatbots make buying insurance painless

A global survey from Gartner shows that 40% of companies have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) in some part of their business, up from just 10% four years ago...

8 Apr 2019

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With technology comes risk

Decision makers in organisations must be cautious not to overlook the significant risks of the fourth Industrial Revolution in their eagerness to capitalise on the efficiencies offered by technology.

4 Apr 2019

Work showcase: The 'vuja de' moment
Work showcase: The 'vuja de' moment

Justin Gomes, creative founding partner at FoxP2, shares how FoxP2 and Vizeum challenged the status quo for life insurance client IndieFin...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 3 Apr 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards winners! Katya Stead @katyalebeque (South Africa), @TheAlushula (Kenya) @BSarabetty (Morocco).
Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism award winners

Kenyan Journalist Patrick Alushula bags overall award, Pan African Journalist of the Year...

2 Apr 2019

Why every director should dissect the details of liability insurance
Why every director should dissect the details of liability insurance

Overlooking the fine-print and particulars stipulated in Directors' Liability Insurance can be detrimental to company directors...

By PJ Veldhuizen 29 Mar 2019

Mia Papanicolaou, COO: Striata
3 cybersecurity trends insurers need to know about

The insurance industry is at greater risk than most when it comes to cybersecurity...

By Mia Papanicolaou 8 Mar 2019

Petri Greeff, Riscura head of investment advisory and administration
Education and communication are key to understanding retirement default regulations

Following the introduction of the amendments to the Pension Funds Act in September 2017, the deadline to comply with the Act's default regulations is now effective...

1 Mar 2019

Jonathan Kaiser
The impact of the court of public opinion - good and bad

In the age of social media proliferation, internet sensations are born overnight and reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Intermediaries and insurers have to navigate these turbulent waters with great care...

By Jonathan Kaiser 28 Feb 2019

Insurance: What you don't know can hurt you
Insurance: What you don't know can hurt you

Is the insurance industry asking the right questions for protecting this unpredictable world? One thing's for sure - as the world gets stranger, insurance is more important than ever, says MiWayLife...

Issued by MiWayLife 21 Feb 2019

Response to the 2019 Budget Speech
Response to the 2019 Budget Speech

Similar to the 2018 Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) this budget was very closely watched with many hoping for clarity on the future direction...

By Nico Esterhuizen (FCCA), Issued by ACCA 21 Feb 2019

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

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